The Alzheimer’s Association of Northern California and Northern Nevada will continue to sponsor two local support groups. Beginning in May, the morning group will change its meeting day to 10:30 a.m. the second Thursday of the month. The evening group will continue to meet at 5:30 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month. Both groups meet at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center, 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd., across from the Tahoe Daily Tribune.
Alzheimer’s support groups are made up of family caregivers and friends of Alzheimer’s patients. Anyone who wishes to benefit from sharing information, giving and receiving mutual support, and exchanging coping skills with other caregivers in matters relating to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is welcome to join a group.
For more information contact the Alzheimer’s Association at (800) 779-5711.
Garden center’s birthday events
As part of the Greenhouse Garden Center’s 30th anniversary celebration, two events are planned Saturday at the center, 2450 S. Curry Street, Carson City.
Tetrus Building materials will host a barbecue for all customers and David Ruf will discuss fertilization of all plants, from trees to lawns. Both start at 11 a.m. Ruf will discuss when to fertilize yards, what to fertilize plants with and why it is a good idea to feed plants.
To reserve a spot call (775) 882-8600.
Blood drive at Library Monday
The South Tahoe Community Blood Bank will be conducted from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday at the South Lake Tahoe Branch Library, 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd.
It only takes an hour to give the gift of a lifetime. Each day hospital patients throughout Northern and Central California need more than 700 pints of blood. In fact, every two minutes a patient receives a blood transfusion provided by the generous donors at BloodSource.
Donating blood is a safe and simple four-step process that includes registration, a medical history interview, the actual blood donation and refreshments. Blood donors need to be in generally good health, at least 17 years of age or 16 with parental consent, and weigh at least 110 pounds. There is no upper age limit for donating blood. Prospective donors must bring a photo ID.
For more information about donating blood call Pat Amundson at (530) 544-4456 or 866-82blood or visit http://www.bloodsource.org.
– Provided to the Tribune