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Adult Learn To Swim Classes

The Winifred Crawford Dibert Boys & Girls Club of Jamestown is set to begin a new session of Monday Adult Learn-To-Swim Classes. This session begins April 8 and ends on June 10. All classes meet on Mondays and there are no classes on April 22 or May 27. The non-swimmer/beginner class is at 10:00 a.m. and the advanced beginner class is at 10:45 a.m. The Adult Water Aerobics/Arthritis Swim Classes will begin on Wednesday, March 13, and end on Friday, May 3. The six-week sessions run on Wednesdays and Fridays each week. Water Aerobics are from 1-1:50 p.m. on Wednesday and noon-12:50 p.m. on Friday. Attendees do not need advanced swimming skills to participate in this class. Arthritis Swim is from 2-2:50 p.m. on Wednesdays and 1-1:50 p.m. on Fridays and is a light, low impact water exercise program to help improve flexibility and range of motion. The cost is $30 for members and $60 for non-members for each program. To sign up for any of these adult sessions please call the Winifred Crawford Dibert Boys and Girls Club office at 664-2902.

Alzheimer’s Free Social Program

WESTFIELD — An Alzheimer’s Association of Western New York community social program, or respite, is available every month in Westfield. The free program provides relief to those who care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia and offers them some time to refresh and re-charge, while their loved one is engaged in social activities in a safe environment. Westfield United Methodist Church at 101 East Main Street has launched a new respite service on the second Wednesday of every month, with the next service offered March 13. For more information, call Gail Boardway at 232-4310. While programs are all free to attend, pre-registration is encouraged to ensure there are enough materials and to relay any changes to the schedules. To reserve a seat and learn more about other Alzheimer’s Association programs and services, contact the WNY Chapter office at 800-272-3900. Information about dementia and caregiver resources through the Chautauqua County Office for the Aging at 753-4582.

Pine Valley Sets Board Workshop

SOUTH DAYTON — The Pine Valley Central School Board of Education will hold a board workshop on Thursday, March 14, at 6 p.m. in the board room (Elementary School Room 11) to interview construction management firms. The meeting is open to the public.

Caregiver Talk Will Be Held March 22

Chautauqua Opportunities Alzheimer’s Services is having a Community Caregiver Conference for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregivers on Friday, March 22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration is 8:30 a.m. and will be held at the Heritage Retirement Campus Schwab Manor, 4600 Route 60 Gerry. A free light lunch will be provided. Topics to include Coping with Dementia Behaviors, Home Care and Adult Day Services, and Managing Caregiver Stress. Please RSVP by calling 366-3335 at ext. 1236 or 661-9430 at ext. 1236 Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This event is supported in part by the state Department of Health.

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