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FSU Is First Stop on Alzheimer’s Foundation’s Raise Your Voice For Care College Tour
10/27/2014

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Raise Your Voice For Care College Tour will kick off its national campaign at Frostburg State University on Wednesday, Nov. 5, in the Lane University Center. The day-long event will include a Healthzone Health Fair with free memory and blood pressure screenings, educational sessions, giveaways, brain games and music.

Sessions on healthy living and care issues will occur throughout the day, beginning at noon. “Introduction to Alzheimer’s” at noon and 4 p.m. will explore the illness and its effects on individuals, family and caregivers; a “Caregiver Panel” from noon to 1 p.m. will offer insight from multigenerational caregivers; and a “Quilt to Remember” from noon to 4 p.m. will pay tribute to all those who have passed or are living with dementia and their families.

At 1 p.m., there will be a session on “Music Therapy,” which includes a Q&A about songwriting and the healing power of music with musician Michael Pearsall of the band Honor By August. Later, from 2 to 3 p.m., “Career and Service Opportunities” will explore health-related career fields, service-learning and volunteer opportunities.

To top off the day, Honor By August will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Participants at the event will include FSU’s Brady Health Center and Activities for Life, PharmaCare and the Western Maryland Health System.

AFA was founded by a consortium of organizations to provide optimal care and services to individuals confronting dementia, and to their caregivers and families through member organizations dedicated to improving quality of life.

Raise Your Voice For Care is an initiative of AFA’s On Campus division, created to raise awareness and engage and empower the younger generation of advocates and champions for the cause on a nationwide campus level.

FSU’s Raise Your Voice For Care event is sponsored by the Department of Student & Community Involvement. For more information, contact the Lane Center information desk at 301-687-4411 or infodesk@frostburg.edu. For more information about AFA, visit www.alzfdn.org.

Situated in the mountains of Allegany County, Frostburg State University is one of the 12 institutions of the University System of Maryland. FSU is a comprehensive, residential regional university and serves as an educational and cultural center for Western Maryland. For more information, visit www.frostburg.edu or facebook.com/frostburgstateuniversity. Follow FSU on Twitter @frostburgstate.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.

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