Mount Pulaski Alzheimer's Support Group
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[November 12, 2012]
MOUNT PULASKI -- The Mount
Pulaski Alzheimer's Support Group will feature Cheri Burcham, an Extension
educator specializing in family and consumer sciences, with an emphasis on
older adult activities and issues. The support group will meet at St. Thomas
Acquinas Catholic Church at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Burcham received her bachelor's degree in sociology and her master's
degree in gerontology, both from Eastern Illinois University. She
provides family life programming in the
Coles-Cumberland-Douglas-Moultrie-Shelby Extension Unit. Burcham is
a member of the National and the Illinois Extension Associations of
Family and Consumer Sciences and has received state awards, as well
as the NEAFCS Distinguished Service Award in 2010. She is active
with the East Central Illinois Mental Health and Aging Coalition,
Child Care Resource Service Regional Advisory Board, and several
county interagency councils.
The support group meets the second
Tuesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at the Catholic church in Mount
Pulaski, 321 S. Lafayette St. Meetings are open to anyone interested
in coming. The group provides support for caregivers and family
members, and information about dementia.