Monday, November 12, 2012
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Mount Pulaski Alzheimer's Support Group to feature speaker

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(Previously posted on Monday)

[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.

[Text from file received from Jo Hilliard]

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