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The Alzheimer’s Association will host a community forum Tuesday in Beckley.

The forum, set for 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Raleigh County Commission on Aging, will help connect families affected by Alzheimer's with staff and volunteers to open conversation in the ongoing effort to bolster resources, programs and support services.

“The Alzheimer's Association understands the importance of Alzheimer’s disease care and support programs and services in Raleigh County,” said JT Hunter, Physician Outreach Specialist for the Alzheimer’s Association, WV Chapter. “Community Forums are hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association in communities across the country, where families are invited to come together with Association staff and volunteers to mobilize our community in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.”

The goals of the forum are to listen to the experiences of the community related to the cause; identify needs, gaps in resources, and opportunities; elevate the awareness and visibility of the Alzheimer's Association; and to mobilize the community in order to recruit volunteers.

The release said more than 38,000 West Virginians have Alzheimer’s.

 The Raleigh County Commission on Aging is located at 1614 S Kanawha St. in Beckley. 

For more information, visit alz.org/wv.  

— Email: wholdren@register-herald.com and follow on Twitter @WendyHoldren

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