City of Lewiston Spring 2024 Magazine & Program Guide








What's inside?


As we embrace the blossoming Spring season, let's celebrate the spirit of community service and recognize the unique challenges of public service.



Unlock the secrets of safety with a deeper look into invisible danger zones. Discover the unexpected hazards in these clear vision areas and unravel the reasons behind their existence. 6 UPCOMING STREET PROJECTS Spring won't just bring blossoming flowers; it's also the season when vibrant orange cones signal the start of various street projects around town. Get ready for the roadwork that's set to shape this spring and summer. 8 A SENIOR NUTRITION RECIPE Indulge in the warmth of homemade comfort food with this special recipe from our Senior Nutrition kitchen! Discover the delights of this culinary creation while also exploring the significance of our Senior Nutrition program.



Curious about the day-to-day life of a police officer?Join our Citizen Police Academy for an immersive experience like no other. Uncover the insights, challenges, and skills that make our community safer. Get ready for an eye-opening adventure ? your chance to understand policing from the inside out!



14 SPORTS & ACTIVITIES FOR ALL From beloved events like Movies Under the Stars to a dynamic lineup of youth and adult sports, and exclusive activities tailored for those 50+, we've curated something for everyone. Dive into the spring program guide and explore the best of what this season has to offer! Whether you're seeking a seasonal summer job, a part-time commitment, or a full-time position, we have exciting opportunities!


MAYOR'S MESSAGE Dear Residents of Lewiston, As we welcome our new city councilor, Jessica Klein, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the essence of public service and what it means for both our dedicated public agency workers and those serving in elected capacities. For everyone here at the City of Lewiston, public service is more than a job; it's a commitment to professionalism and the creation of a civil and cooperative environment. We understand that our work exposes us to additional public scrutiny, a responsibility we take seriously in both our professional and personal lives. Now, let's discuss the unique challenges and rewards of serving in an elected capacity. Being an elected official is akin to captaining a ship through varying waters. It involves making decisions that impact our entire community and requires resilience, effective communication, and a deep sense of responsibility. Elected officials serve as bridges between the public and the decision-making process, engaging with constituents, understanding diverse perspectives, and making choices that align with the greater good. I am grateful for the trust you have placed in me to serve on your behalf; it's a responsibility I hold with utmost respect. In this quarter?s edition of Living Lewiston, you'll find valuable community safety information, details about upcoming road work, a host of spring activities provided by our Parks and Recreation and Library Departments, and more. Speaking of spring, it's a time for renewal and community engagement. If you're looking for ways to contribute to our city, consider borrowing reflective vests and garbage bags from the Public Works Department, or check out a trash grabber from the Library to help pick up trash around the community ? an activity you might catch me doing frequently. Other nonprofit agencies in our community also organize similar opportunities. If you're interested in a more sustained commitment, serving on a citizen board, commission, or committee is a fantastic way to play a part in keeping our community in great shape. Thank you for being an integral part of our community. Together, we can foster a community we can all be proud of.

- Daniel Johnson





PARKS & RECREATION INFORMATION Contact Info Physical Address: 1424 Main Street, Lewiston, Idaho 83501 Mailing Address: PO Box 617 Lewiston, Idaho 83501 Parks & Recreation Office: 208-746-2313 P+R Office Business Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm Cemetery Office: 208-746-6857 Cemetery Hours: Monday-Thursday 8am-12pm or by appt Website: Online Catalog:

Staff Tim Barker, Parks & Recreation Director....................................................... Linda Rape, Administrative Secretary................................................................ Corky Fazio, Grounds Maintenance Supervisor.............................................. Valerie Warren, Building Maintenance Supervisor....................................... Raymond Pedrina, Recreation Supervisor.................................................. Marc Keefer, Recreation Julian Madrid, Recreation Coordinator......................................................... Scot McGee, Senior Nutrition Head Cook........................................ Chad Hewett, Cemetery Bad Weather Cancellations In case of inclement weather in which classes, games or activities may be canceled, parents or team managers will be responsible for calling 208-746-2313. Cancellation decisions for games will normally be made by 4pm Monday-Friday. Follow our Facebook page for cancellation information and updates. Canceled events will be rescheduled at a later date, if possible. Medical Insurance All participants in the Lewiston Parks and Recreation Department programs must have their own medical insurance to cover any injuries that may be sustained while participating in any activity sponsored by the department. The City of Lewiston will not be held financially responsible for any medical expenses. Waiver of Liability Form All participants in the Lewiston Parks and Recreation Department programs must sign the participant release and waiver of liability before participating. If the participant is a minor, a parent or legal guardian must sign. Participants must waive, release, absolve, indemnify, and hold harmless the Lewiston Parks & Recreation Department of any claim arising. This also gives permission to photograph participants for display and promotional material.

RESERVATION/FACILITY INFORMATION The Lewiston Parks and Recreation has many reservable facilities for all occasions throughout the City. Most facilities require reservations to be made online or at the Parks and Recreation office at 1424 Main St. Lewiston, ID 83501. Reservations are on a first come first serve basis with payment due at the time of reservation and must be done at least 7 days in advance. Alcohol permits are available for reservations as well and require an additional 7 days in advance of reservation dates. Alcohol permits are approved by the Parks and Recreation Director and Police Chief. Lewiston Community Center Looking for an indoor facility?We?ve got you covered with one of our rooms at the Lewiston Community Center. This facility is great for weddings, corporate or family parties, holiday events, birthday parties, baby showers, and much more. Room prices vary from $20-$65/hour with a two-hour minimum.

Fenton Gym Is your sports team looking for a place to practice or have a group that needs gym space for a special activity, such as a birthday party?Fenton Gym can be reserved for $30/hour with a two-hour minimum .

Park Shelters Looking for a park shelter to rent for a party or event?We have 5 covered shelters available to rent. The reservation fee is dependent on group size. Persons or organizations may reserve portions of City parks for their events as well.

Ball Fields We have multiple ball fields available to rent for practice, games, or tournaments. Rates vary depending on the type of reservation. All ball field reservations must be made in person at the Lewiston Community Center.


Join the hundreds of runners and walkers for the 46th Annual Seaport River Run. There is a 5k and 10k course available. Registration will be available online through our Online Catalog starting in February or forms will be available throughout town by February 23rd.

Fee: $20 w/shirt, $15 w/o shirt for registrations received by April 12th Fee: $25 w/shirt, $20 w/o shirt for registrations received between April 13th through April 23rd. Fee: $20 no shirt option for registration received between April 24th through race day. *Registrations received between April 13th through April 23rd will receive a shirt with packet pickup but shirt size is not guaranteed.



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Saturday, April 27th

9:40am- Line Formation

Swallow Park- Clarkston, WA

Thursday/Friday, April 25th & 26th 8am-5pm- Packet Pick Up

Lewiston Community Center

Sponsored by:

MOTHER-CHILD SPRING DANCE This event is for mothers and the special little one(s) in their lives. You will enjoy great dance music, games, snacks, and beverages. Professional photo packages will be available for purchase. Tickets go on sale Monday, March 25th. Limited tickets are available.

Fee: $15/person Please sign up by Friday, April 26th or until tickets are sold out



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Friday, May 3rd


Lewiston Community Center

SPARKLIGHT MOVIES UNDER THE STARS Brought to you by Sparklight and our numerous movie sponsors. Lewiston Parks & Recreation will be offering 6 movies in Pioneer Park. Enjoy this free program under the stars with your family. Concessions will be available. Movies and times TBD. Be on the look out for our Summer Program Guide for more information or visit



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June 14, 21, 28, July 12, 19, 26


Pioneer Park- 203 5th St

Title Sponsor:

Radio Sponsor:

AQUATICS Pool Season June 10th - Aug 9th- *All dates are tentative. Final schedule will be in our Summer Program Guide or visit

Orchards Pool Schedule




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Early Bird Lap Swim Mon-Fri

6am-7am 9am-12pm 12pm-1pm 1pm-4pm 4pm-5pm

Orchards Pool

Swim Lessons


1301 Airway Avenue

Noon Lap Swim Mon-Fri


General Swim


Evening Swim Lessons Mon-Fri

Family Swim Private Parties Private Parties

Mon-Sun Sat-Sun Mon-Sun

5:30pm-7:30pm 10:30am-12pm

Independence Day. !

This pool will be CLOSED on July 4, 2024, in observance of


Fee: $2/person Saturday Swims are FREE for families with children under the age of 16. Private Rentals: $110-$200 (July-August)

Session 1 Swim Lesson Registration

June 13-16 12-6pm

Session 1 Swim Lesson

June 17-28 9am-12pm/4-5pm

Session 2 Swim Lesson Registration

July 5-7 July 8-19


Session 2 Swim Lesson


Session 3 Swim Lesson Registration

July 25-28 12-6pm

Session 3 Swim Lesson

July 29-Aug 9 9am-12pm/4-5pm

FEE: Youth $25

Adult $50

Bert Lipps Pool will be closed Summer 2024.


REC MOBILE The award winning Rec Mobile is back once again this summer! The primary goal is to introduce youth of all ages to recreational activities that are fun, challenging, and encourage them to "Get out and Play" now and during their entire lives. This is the tentative schedule for our Rec Mobile program. The final schedule will be in our Summer Program Guide or visit June 10-August 9 10am-12pm


Monday Tuesday

Airport Park Pioneer Park

Kiwanis Park Hereth Park Sunset Park


LCSC Library Lawn Jenifer Middle School


Beach View Park


Sunset Park

Airport Park

*Locations subject to change dependent on daily weather

Radio Sponsor:

Major Sponsor:


The Lewiston Parks & Recreation Department will be offering Sports Skills Camps for 3-6 year olds. Parent participation is required. We will conduct a very basic introduction of skills in soccer and baseball/softball. The child and parent will learn age appropriate skills and games. For the baseball/softball session, participants will be required to bring a glove. Pre-registration is required. Registration available online. Fee: $20 SPORTS SKILLS CAMP




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Fenton Gym- 1203 8th Ave

SESSION DATES March 9, 16, 23

Baseball/ Softball

Please sign up the Wednesday before the skills camp starts

World of Martial Arts, LLC and its instructors will be teaching the fundamentals of entry level Karate. Each session is 6-weeks long. Uniforms are not required but can be purchased though the instructor. Pre-registration is required. Registration available online. Fee: $65 K-1 (10 participant limit) $75 2-6 (12 participant limit) KARATE




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Lewiston Community Center Lewiston Community Center



SPRING SESSION March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10 Registration deadline: Friday, March 1st


This 6-week long program is for ages 3 and 4. The first 2 weeks of the program are skills clinics followed by 4 weeks of games. Kids will be split into teams by which grade school is closest to your residence. Games and clinics will take place on Saturdays at Sunset North and South T-ball fields. All participants get a team shirt and hat. Pre-registration is required. This program will cap at 120 kids per age group. Volunteer Coaches Needed! To learn more, call 208-746-2313.



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Clinic Days May 11 and 18

10am-12pm 10am-12pm

Sunset Park- 2602 11th Ave Sunset Park- 2602 11th Ave

Game Days May 25, June 1, 8, 15

**Game times are dependent on team schedules Cost: $40/person Coaches Meeting: Wednesday, May 8th at 6pm, at the Lewiston Community Center, 1424 Main Street. Registration Deadline: Friday, May 3rd

Major Sponsor:


The Jill Andrews Memorial softball clinic is an opportunity for girls to learn the fundamentals of the game in a fun and festive atmosphere. Area women who have played softball serve as clinicians for the training sessions. Pre-registration is required. Fee: $15/person 30th ANNUAL JAM SOFTBALL CLINIC




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Saturday May 11th


8:30-1:30pm 8:30-3:30pm

Airport Park- 528 Cedar Ave Airport Park- 528 Cedar Ave


Registration deadline: Friday, April 26th


Lewiston Parks and Recreation is offering a 5v5 Adult Flag Football Spring League. This league follows the same rules as the Fall League, an 8 game season is guaranteed with a single elimination end of the season tournament. Each team must have a minimum of 8 players. Teams must register first before adding players onto online roster. Early Bird Registration Tuesday, February 20- Friday, March 1. General Registration Monday, March 4- Friday, March 15. Ages 16+ (not participating in spring high school sport). ADULT FLAG FOOTBALL SPRING LEAGUE



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Sundays/Thursdays Managers Meeting


Sunset Park

Wednesday, March 20th 6pm

Lewiston Community Center

Early Bird Registration Fee: $275/team General Registration Fee: $325/team

Men's and Women's slow pitch league offers games Monday - Thursday with make up games on Sunday. The season will consist 10 regular season games and a double elimination tournament. Teams must register first before adding players onto online roster. Each team is required to have a minimum of 12 players. Team sponsors are allowed and encouraged. Pre-registration is required. Ages: 16+ (Not participating in high school sports) . Early Bird Registration: Monday, March 25- Friday, April 5. General Registration: Monday, April 8- Friday April 19. MEN'S AND WOMEN'S SOFTBALL LEAGUE



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Sunday (make up games)


P1FCU Hereth/Sunset P1FCU Hereth/Sunset

Monday-Thursday (Men's League)


Monday-Thursday (Women's League) 6:30-9:30pm

Airport Field

Managers Meeting

Wed. April 24th 6pm

Community Center

Early Bird Registration Fee: $625

General Registration Fee: $675



Lewiston Parks and Recreation continues to provide line dancing to all ages Monday mornings and Thursday afternoons at the Lewiston Community Center. The class will be taught by instructor Renee Pardue. The class is free and all ages are welcomed. Participants are encouraged to participate in our Senior Nutrition meal after the class.



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Mondays Thursdays


Lewiston Community Center- Steelhead Room Lewiston Community Center- Steelhead Room



The Lewiston Parks and Recreation Senior Nutrition Program offers congregate, on-site lunch time meals and home deliveries. Monthly lunch menus can be found on our website at Senior Nutrition For more information about meal delivery please call Community Action Partnership at 208-746-3351 SENIOR NUTRITION



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Lewiston Community Center Lewiston Community Center




Feeling lucky?Test your luck with a trip to Coeur d'Alene Casino in CDA, ID. With more than 1,200 video gaming machines, video roulette, craps, and blackjack there's an option for everybody. Lunch is on your own. May the odds be ever in your favor. Pre-registration is required. Registration available online. Space is limited. Meal on your own. COEUR D'ALENE CASINO



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Friday, March 29th

Depart 10am

Lewiston Community Center

Registration Deadline: Friday, March 22nd Fee: $60/person

50+ FIRST FRIDAY LUNCH First Friday Lunch is a program for seniors within the LCValley who want to travel out of town without having to worry about driving. Explore hidden gems just outside of our area, socialize, and enjoy a ride through the beautiful landscape that our region provides.


Join us for a trip to lunch at Waha Bar and Grill! If you like burgers you have to try out this grill. A short drive from Lewiston and home to the famous "messy-zesty" Waha Burger or if you're really hungry try the Triple Waha Burger and join the "Wall of Conquerors" Pre-registration is required. Meal on your own. Space is limited.



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Friday, March 1st

Depart 11am

Lewiston Community Center

Registration Deadline: Friday, February 23rd

Fee: $25/person


Located in Deary, ID this cafe has a charm all its own. They offer sandwiches, pizza, soups, salads, and amazing patries. While you wait for your food you can browse the shop of handmade chesses, preserves, iron works, and many more items. Pre-registration is required. Meal on your own. Space is limited.



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Friday, April 5th

Depart 11am

Lewiston Community Center

Registration Deadline: Friday, March 29th

Fee: $25/person


Nestled in the heart of Kendrick, ID, this Brewpub operates as a full service restaurant, where you can enjoy hand crafted brew, local wine, a great meal, and good company. Pre-registration is required. Meal on your own. Space is limited.



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Friday, May 3rd

Depart 11am

Lewiston Community Center

Registration Deadline: Friday, April 26th

Fee: $25/person


Enjoy breath taking views of the edge of the Clearwater River located in Orofino, ID. This restaurant offers a variety of American style burgers, sandwiches, and wraps. Pre-registration is required. Meal on your own. Space is limited.



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Friday, June 7th

Depart 11am

Lewiston Community Center

Registration Deadline: Friday, May 31st

Fee: $25/person

LEWISTON CITY LIBRARY INFORMATION Contact Info Physical Address: 411 D Street, Lewiston, Idaho 83501 Phone: 208-798-2525 Business Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 am - 7 pm, Friday & Saturday 10 am - 5 pm Website:

Staff Lynn Johnson, Library Director................................................................. Bruno Alvino, Administrative Assistant & Building Colleen Olive, Youth Services Librarian......................................................... Brad Glover, Adult & Outreach Librarian................................................... Darin Garr, Technologies Librarian................................................................ Zanna Sharp, Volunteer Coordinator & Library Lead................................

Artist Reception Join us as we celebrate the artwork of Sacajawea Middle School artists at a reception March 12 from 4 to 6 PM in the Library Event Space. The students' artwork will be available for viewing through late May on both floors of the library.

Make a Lotus Lant er n Learn about the Korean lotus lantern festival and create your own lantern in this cultural learning experience on Saturday, March 16 at 1 PM in the Library Event Space. Lead by a member of the Korean Spirit and Cultural Promotion Project via Zoom, registration is required to ensure adequate supplies are available. Intended for ages 10

& up, please register on the library's website. SpringFling@theLibrary

Enjoy a fun afternoon playing games, crafting and engaging with STEM toys in the Library Event Space, Wednesday, March 27 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. Intended for ages 4 years and older. Children ages 9 and younger must be accompanied by a caregiver at least 15 years of age or older. MakeIt @theLibrary:ToteBag Create your own custom Lewiston City Library tote bag using iron-on vinyl and the Cricut heat press with us Wednesday evening, April 17 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM in the Makery. Intended for ages 10 years and older. See the library website to register.

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Tech Takeover It's all video games in the Event Space, Tuesdays, April 2 through 23 from 4:00 to 5:30 PM. Join in the fun competing against players of all ages. We will provide the controllers, snacks and prizes! Tournament Tuesday is intended for ages 10 and older, children 9 and younger must be accompanied by a caregiver 15 years or older. Tournament Tuesdays 3D Printing for Adults Whether you are an experienced printer or just curious how it works, this introductory class will guide you through the ins and outs of how a 3D printer works, best practices for making 3D prints and converting an idea to a printable file. This session is intended for ages 18 years and older. Join us Thursday, March 14 at 5:30 PM in the Makery. Registration is required. Join our Library On the Go at any of these public locations this spring to pick up a book you've placed on hold by selecting LEW On The Go as your pickup location or simply browse the mobile collection of books and DVDs for all ages. Genre Quest buttons will be available for pick up and stop by to experience Virtual Reality! Gaming Jamboree Enjoy a few hours of gaming however you desire! Try a new board game from our wide selection, XBox on the big screen, get your Wii on, or experience Virtual Reality. We will be in the Library Event Space Tuesday, April 19 from 12:30 to 3:30 PM. Intended for ages 10 and older. Getting the Job You Want Are you looking for a new career?Is your job search getting you anywhere?Learn to search for and land the job you want in this free workshop series covering resume building, completing applications, searching for jobs and preparing for the interview. Session topics repeat monthly on Wednesdays, March 6, 13, 20, 27; April 3, 10, 17, 24; and May 1, 8, 15 & 22 in the Community Room or see the library website for a link to join us virtually.

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Wednesday Wiggles & Giggles Wednesdays, March 20 - April 24 11:00 - 11:30 AM Library Event Space Ages 0 - 6 Children

Park, Read & Play Saturdays, April 6 - May 11 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Hereth Park Ages 4 & Up

Reading Hour with Sophie

Schooling from Home Fiction Book Club Mystery, art appreciation and adventure are just some of the themes we will be discussing as we read and consider The Van Gogh Deception by Deron Hicks in our fiction book club for those schooling from home, Mondays, March 4 through 18 in the First Floor Meeting Room from 1:00 to 2:00 PM. Books will be provided. For ages 9-13. Registration is required. Come read your favorite story to our canine reading buddy, Sofie the Italian Spinone. A good listener who loves to spend time with those learning to read, Sofie will be in the First Floor Meeting Room Saturdays, March 2, 9 and 16 from 11:00 AM to Noon to lend her big, soft listening ears. Genr e Quest Are you joining us for Genre Quest?Read a book from the genre of the month and stop in to pick up your button. All ages are encouraged to participate! In March we'll be reading Scifi, Poetry in April and take a look at our wide selection of periodicals in May. Discuss the process of writing fantasy and worldbuilding with author Khaliela Wright, who recently released Klara's Journey , the first in her new adult series The Kenetlon Saga . Meet Khaliela Thursday, April 25 at 6:00 PM in the Library Event Space. Klara's Journey with Author K.S. Wright Spir it ed Conver sat ions for Adult s Researching Historical Fiction with Author Tara Karr Roberts Join Tara Karr Roberts, author of the newly released Wild and Distant Seas , as she discusses the research process for writing historical fiction Thursday, April 4 at 5:30 PM in the Library Event Space. Inquiring Idaho: Pushed Out, Rural Gentrification in the American West with Ryanne Pilgeram What happens to rural communities when their traditional economy collapses and new money comes in? Ryanne Pilgeram will discuss the story of Dover, Idaho and the challenges of many of our rural communities in this Idaho Humanities Inquiring Idaho presentation Thursday, May 9 at 6:00 PM in the Library Event Space.

Tathtehr e 'Ls eswomi set ot hni nCgi t fyoLr itbhreawr yh! ol e f am i l y... Adults Creative Aging with the Arts - Beginning Painting Learn the basics of painting and experiment with a variety of techniques and mediums in this introductory 8 week class intended for those 55 and older, Wednesdays, March 13 through April 24 from 10:30 AM to Noon in the Makery. This program is sponsored by a Creative Aging grant through the Idaho Commission on the Arts. Registration is required and available on the library adult programs web page. Learn beginner quilting methods with Corla during this 5 week course while creating your own simple quilt Thursdays, March 28 through April 25 from 10:00 AM to Noon in the Makery. A pattern book will be provided. Registration is required and participants will need to bring their own machine and fabric for making their quilt. Quilting with Corla: Beginning Quilting Medicare 101 Workshop Learn all you need to know to start Medicare successfully with the Idaho Department of Insurance at this informative session, Thursday, April 4 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM in the Event Space. Intended for those turning 65 years old or those with Medicare questions. Coffee & Books All are welcome at our first Friday, 10 AM book club where the following books will be discussed this spring. March 1: The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah April 5: The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene May 3: Read Dangerously by Azar Nafisi The professionals from Elite Home Health and Hospice will be sharing valuable information to help you learn to actively live well into later adulthood at these monthly Thursday sessions at 1:00 PM in the Event Space because prevention is the best medicine! March 14: Joint Health - Increasing Your Mobility to Do the Things You Love April 11: Pharmacology & Aging - Understanding Medications and How They Interact With Your Body May 9: Death & Dying - Recognizing Bodily Changes & Understanding Available Support Systems Alzheimer 'sEducation Ser ies Learn key information about dementia, Alzheimer's disease, strategies to improve communication with those experiencing dementia and strategies for intervening with some of the most common behavioral challenges in this three part monthly series at Active Living Ser ies 1:00 PM in the Event Space with the Alzheimer's Association. March 28: Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia April 10: Understanding Dementia Related Behaviors May 28: Effective Communication Strategies

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