The American Pink Cross Northern California Coastal Area continues to answer catastrophe exercise throughout California. In preparation for a busy fall, the Pink Cross is looking for volunteers.
Volunteers are wanted to work in catastrophe shelters supporting day-to-day actions, which might embody working in reception, registration, feeding, dormitory, info, or different areas inside a shelter. Well being companies volunteers are additionally wanted.
These excited about making a distinction ought to contact their native chapter or start their volunteer utility at redcross.org/volunteer.
Free webinar on Alzheimer’s for veterans, households
The Alzheimer’s Basis of America (AFA) is holding a free webinar for California veterans and their households on Thursday, Sept. 16, from 11 a.m. to midday to supply details about mind well being, reminiscence screenings and veterans advantages. People can register for “Mind Well being Consciousness for Veterans” at www.alzfdn.org/veterans.
Veterans could also be at a better danger for dementia primarily based on their navy experiences. A traumatic mind harm, post-traumatic stress dysfunction or being a prisoner of warfare can all improve the probabilities of creating dementia, in keeping with the U.S. Division of Veterans Affairs. The chance of dementia additionally will increase with age. One in seven veterans ages 45 and over report experiencing reminiscence issues, in keeping with the U.S. Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention.