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Senior Times - March 2020 FAMILIES IMPACTED BY DEMENTIA
Keep checking the Facebook page for newly added events such as the Boards & Bags Cornhole Tournament coming later this year.
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             to the public but you must R.S.V.P. by calling Senior Health Partners at (269) 441-0948 so they can be sure to have enough seating and food.
  Education programming is avail- able, or under development, for
all ages from pre-school to mature adults, including a multigenerational focus whenever possible. One such program is the Elder Education pro- gram coordinated by Senior Health Partner in partnership with Michigan State University. Additional com- munity education is available in partnership with Dementia Friendly Programs across the county ranging from one hour to an eight-hour certi- fication program.
Ongoing activities for Miles for Memories include the Vineyard of Memories small muscle movement and art programs. Activities are scheduled for Battle Creek, Albion, and Marshall in 2020.
 MARCH 14, 2020 | 7:30AM-1PM | BATTLE CREEK, MI FAMILY Y CENTER | $20 PER 30 MINUTES
Your $20 donation will support the Miles for Memories bracelet program creating peace of mind for the caregiver of the person with dementia.
Miles for Memories is creating solutions for those impacted by dementia in Calhoun County through movement, programming and research.
Anyone coming out that day is invited to bring a photo of a friend or loved one impacted by dementia. We will be posting on the Memory Wall that will travel to different events in 2020.
FOR MORE DETAILS
Call (269) 979-1412 or visit the event on Facebook at Miles for Memories.
   SPIN YOUR WAY TO A SUCCESSFUL 2020
                 Soon to be released will be Melodious Memories, a music lis- tening program. It is a powerful tool that can enrich the lives of people living with dementia and their care partners. Come to the Kool Family Center on Tuesday, May 26, starting at 6pm to learn how this program can benefit your family. Please RSVP at (269) 979-1412 ext. 305.
Collaborating with other orga- nizations is one way that Miles for Memories is able to make such a positive impact including Miles our great inflatable brain exhibit. It will travel across the county and even make a few appearances in Lansing this year.
WBCK has been a champion of sharing information with the com- munity as part of the weekly Miles for Memories Moment aired at 8:54am every Monday.
  Upcoming events include:
Spin for Miles, Battle Creek Y Saturday, March 14, 7:30am-1pm Sign up on Facebook
Calhoun County Senior Fair Marshall Middle School Wed, April 7, 10am-1:30pm
Murder Mystery NorthPointe Woods Saturday, April 18, 6pm Register at (269) 964-7625
Cinco Afterparty Festival Market Square Saturday, May 9, 2-9pm
Rock-A-Thon & Silent Auction Calhoun County Medical Care Friday, May 15, 9am-8pm
Melodious Memories Launch Kool Family Center
Tuesday, May 26, 6pm
RSVP (269) 979-1412 ext. 305
Community Stroll Celebration Festival Market Square Saturday, September 19, 10am
Miles for Memories is a volunteer organization with a vision to cre-
ate solutions for those impacted by dementia in Calhoun County through movement, programming, and research. It is a community project fund at the Battle Creek Community Foundation made possible through the generosity of the community. Donations can be sent to Miles for Memories at 4642 Capital Ave, SW, Battle Creek, MI, 49015. Checks should be made payable to BCCF/ Miles for Memories. If you would like your dollars to be directed to a specific program please identify that in the memo.
Join us on Saturday September 19 for the 8th Annual Miles for Memories Community Stroll Celebration. This will be our com- munity celebration and signature event in downtown Battle Creek. Come out and walk, run, or stroll down the avenue and be a part of our event this year.
       ANNUAL • 7thR CK
  ATHON
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& Silent Auction
Friday, May 15th, 2020 @ 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Silent Auction Hours: Friday 9am-7:30pm Held in the Community Room
Calhoun County Medical Care Facility
1150 East Michigan Avenue, Battle Creek, MI 49014
Join us as we rock to promote awareness of dementia,
raise funds for Miles for Memories, and support Calhoun County residents with dementia and their caregivers with overnight respite.
ROCK • DONATE • CURE
TO DONATE: Stop by during our ROCK•A•THON! OR MAIL TO: CCMCF C/O ROCK•A•THON 1150 E. Michigan Avenue, Battle Creek, MI 49014
  For additional information call (269) 962-5458 ext.304
                                                                               To get involved in any or all
of the upcoming programs please visit our Facebook page for regular updates and send us a message, tune into WBCK for weekly information, visit our website at www.miles- formemories.org for event informa- tion, send us an email at memories@ milesformemories.org, give us a call at (269) 979-1412, ext. 305, or sim- ply ask a volunteer!
Stayed to for more! Our volun- teers are just getting started in 2020!
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