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'Coffee Break' set for Monday

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The Alzheimer Society of Kenora/Rainy River District will hold a “Coffee Break” fundraiser at the Golden Age Manor in Emo this coming Monday (Jan. 28) at 2 p.m.

The guest speaker will be Mary O'Connor, client services co-ordinator for the local Alzheimer Society.

“Coffee Break” is the Alzheimer Society's national fundraiser, where community members gather to raise awareness of Alzheimer disease and dementia in the community.

Funds received stay in our community to provide programs and services to support our clients and persons with dementia.

January is Alzheimer's Month so come out to learn the latest about the disease, support this important fundraiser, and have a cup of coffee with friends from across the district.

If you can't make it on Monday, a similar presentation will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 1:30 p.m. at the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau (old CN station).

It will focus on ideas and suggestions for visiting persons living in the early, middle, and late stages of dementia.

Learn how you can make the most of a visit with your loved one or friend living with dementia.

The next fundraising activity for the Emo and District Lions Club will be a grocery raffle at Cloverleaf in Emo.

Tickets are being printed and as soon as everything is set to go, you'll see eager Lions' members sitting at Cloverleaf, on Front Street in Emo, and at other locations around the district.

Money raised from the raffle will go to various projects around the district, including the high school bursaries, the “chem-free grad” parties, vision assistance for young learners, fire victims, and many other needs being met by the club.

In other news, the Emo and District Lions Club will be donating the money it raised at this year's “Polar Plunge” in Fort Frances to Kidsight, the Lions Dog Guides of Canada, and several other causes at the annual Mid-Winter Convention, which is being held at the Fortune Bay Convention Center.

Members from Lions' clubs in Northwestern Ontario and northeastern Minnesota will be in attendance. It's a great time to meet with Lions from all over this region, to share ideas, and to learn about the activities in programs of clubs in other areas.

The clubs here in Rainy River District are hoping many members from our area will be able to attend.

Now is a great time to join a Lions club near you. The need to serve people around the world and those in the district has never been greater.

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