■ Senior center to host driver safety classes
LITTLE FALLS — The Little Falls Senior Center will be hosting the AARP driver safety refresher classes and the driver safety eight-hour classes.
The eight-hour classes will be held from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Oct. 3-4.
The refresher classes will be held from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Sept. 9, Oct. 14 and Nov. 18.
Call Kathy Burgardt at the center at 320-632-8009 Monday through Friday to register for classes. Cost is $14 per person for AARP members and $16 for non-members.
The classes are for those age 50 and older.
■ Lakes Area Walk to end Alzheimer’s
The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting Brainerd lakes area residents to unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The walk is planned Sept. 21 on the Paul Bunyan Trail. Registration and kick off activities start at the Northland Arboretum at 9 a.m.
Teams are now being organized to raise funds and awareness. Start or join a team today at alz.org/walk.
“There has never been a greater need for Brainerd neighbors to join in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease by participating in Walk to End Alzheimer’s,” said Wendy Ruhnke, an Alzheimer’s Association community engagement manager. “Funds raised will provide care and support services to people in our Northern Minnesota Region. Funds raised through the walk make possible:
• More than 15 support groups throughout northern Minnesota region, offer a safe and confidential place in which support, ideas and education are shared.
• A 24-hour Information Helpline, provides referrals and information to more than 400 callers monthly by calling 800-272-3900.
• Ongoing training for care providers.
• Public advocacy efforts that improve access to quality dementia care and increase funding for research to find a cure.
The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. It’s mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
■ Little Falls Senior Center happenings
LITTLE FALLS — The Little Falls Senior Center’s Summer Dance is scheduled at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, with live music by Social Security Express. A meal will be served at 11:45 a.m.
For the meal, make reservations by calling 320-632-8200 by noon the previous day.
The center’s monthly pancake, sausage and egg breakfast and bargain bin will be held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 1. Cost for breakfast is $6 for adults; age 6-10 is $3 and age 5 and under is free.
The center also has a fresh doughnut sale Thursday mornings beginning at 6:30 a.m. The center is looking for volunteers to help make the doughnuts starting at 4 a.m. Those interested should contact Kathy Burgardt at the center at 320-632-8200.