Pilot Club promotes Brain Awareness Week

Mayor Gloria Hines met with some of the officers of the Pilot Club of Darlington to sign a proclamation promoting March 12-18 as Brain Awareness Week. Pictured are Pilot Club Secretary Ginger Ridgill, President Judy Langley, and Directors Martha Griggs and Linda Brunson. On March 14th, Pilot Club members presented a BrainMinders puppet show to the children at First Baptist Church Preschool Program. Through this fun and animated program, children learned safety tips on how to protect their brain. Educational coloring books were given to each child. On March 22nd, Pilots sponsored an educational seminar free to the public on how to communicate effectively with loved ones who are suffering from Alzheimer’s or related dementia. The seminar took place at First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall at 6 p.m.

The Pilot Club of Darlington invites the community to attend a free event open to the public on Thursday, March 22nd at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Light refreshments will be served. The guest speaker will be Elizabeth Brantley, from Columbia, who serves as the Midlands Area Program Director at the Alzheimer’s Association.
She will speak on “Effective Communication Strategies” to use with loved ones suffering with Alzheimer’s Disease or related forms of dementia. Mrs. Brantley earned her Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of South Carolina and her undergraduate degree from Clemson University. Elizabeth has a special place in her heart for caregivers after watching her grandfather tenderly care for her grandmother as she battled Alzheimer’s Disease.
She is thankful to work with an organization that connects families to resources and gives hope in an otherwise very sad diagnosis. She is excited as we all work towards our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s.

Author: mrollins

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