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Co-authors of 'Help is Here: When Someone You Love has Dementia' will speak at meeting

The Lakewood Center Associates (LCA) will hold its monthly meeting and luncheon Nov. 21 at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St., Lake Oswego. Guest speakers will be Marion Hodges, M.D., M.P.H., and Anne P. Hill, J.D., presenting information on dementia and resources for family caregivers.

Hodges is a geriatrician, medical ethicist and internist with a background in palliative care. She was named Bain Chair of Geriatric Medicine and regional director for the Providence Senior Health Program in 2014.

Hill is a retired lawyer, a member of the State Plan for Alzheimer's Disease in Oregon (SPADO) and a frequent speaker on the topic of dementia in families.

The women are co-authors of "Help is Here: When Someone You Love has Dementia," released in 2014 by the Providence Foundation. They are also authors of several other books on dementia, available online at dementiahelpishere.org.

LCA welcomes new members and others to participate in its monthly luncheon programs. Sign in for this event begins at 10 a.m., a short business meeting takes place at 10:30 a.m., followed by the program at 11 a.m., and lunch at noon. Cost of the lunch is $10 payable by cash or check. Vegetarian and gluten-free lunches are available.

Call Jo Ann Parsons with any questions at 503-342-6702 and RSVP by Friday, Nov. 15 by calling 503-620-9092 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

LCA is a group of volunteers whose mission is to promote the welfare and service the needs of the Lakewood Center for the Arts. The group oversees fundraising events and manages the Re-Runs shop, a consignment and gift shop selling furniture, jewelry, antiques and house wares. Re-Runs returns 60% of the purchase price to the consignor. Donations of items are gladly accepted and a tax receipt is provided.

Learn more online at facebook.com/LakewoodCenterAssociates.


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