RC Icabone Swimming Pool Free Swim Day announced for July 4 – Canon City Daily Record

Celebrate Independence Day with the Cañon City Area Recreation and Park District at
Annual day of free swimming on July 4th. The public is invited to come to RC Icabone
Swimming pool between 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. for a fun afternoon of swimming and games. The swimming pool
staff are eager to ensure the community celebrates the nation’s independence with a bang.
This event is sponsored by the Cañon City Area Recreation and Park District.

Cañon City Public Library to Host Early Childhood Music Therapy Group Trial Session June 29

The Cañon City Public Library, located at 516 Macon Avenue, will host an Early Childhood Music Therapy Group Trial Session on June 29 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Children aged 3 to 6 of all levels are welcome. Specially designed musical activities will be used to address communication skills, social skills, gross and fine motor skills and emotional expression. Space is limited so register today. Contact [email protected] with any questions and to register.

Financial management guide for caregivers of Alzheimer’s disease

Not only is Alzheimer’s disease the seventh leading cause of death, it is among the most financially devastating illnesses we and our loved ones will ever encounter.

Although each person facing Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia may approach the disease differently, there are a range of care options that need to be understood. To help families anticipate the options available to them, the Alzheimer’s Association is offering a free webinar in July: A Caregiver’s Guide to Managing Money.

Part of a series of webinars offered in July, The Caregiver’s Guide to Managing Money will feature tips for managing a loved one’s finances, how to prepare for future care costs and the benefits of early planning. The webinar will be offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 26.

The Alzheimer’s Association’s full free webinar schedule for July includes:

– The 10 signs of Alzheimer’s disease (Learn about the 10 common warning signs, what to look out for in yourself and others, typical age-related changes, the benefits of a diagnosis, the early detection and more.) – 11:30 a.m. to 1 noon on July 11.

– Dementia Conversations (Tips on how to have honest, caring conversations with family members about going to the doctor, when to stop driving, and making legal/financial plans.) – 11 a.m. 30 to 1 p.m. on July 13.

– Effective Communication Strategies (This workshop teaches caregivers to decode the verbal and behavioral communication of a person with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Develop strategies for having meaningful connections with people at different stages of dementia.) – 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 19.

– Understanding and responding to dementia-related behaviors (behaviour is a powerful form of communication and is one of the main ways people with dementia communicate their needs and feelings because the ability to use language is lost However, some behaviors can present real (Join us to learn how to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavioral triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.) – 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 21.

– A Caregiver’s Guide to Money Management (If you or someone you know is dealing with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or another chronic illness, it’s never too early to put financial plans in place. Join us in managing money. This free educational program from the Alzheimer’s Association will include tips for managing someone else’s finances, how to prepare for future care costs and the benefits of planning early.) – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 26.

Like all Alzheimer’s Association programs and services, webinars are free, but registration is required. To register, call the Alzheimer’s Association’s toll-free 24/7 helpline at 800-272-3900. To learn more about the Alzheimer’s Association programs and services, go to www.alz.org.