Region Briefs: Hubbell to speak at Denver event


DENVER — Democratic candidate for governor Fred Hubbell will speak at the Bremer County Democrats Spring Rally and Fundraiser on April 14 at the Denver Community Room, adjacent to the Denver City Hall and Library, 100 Washington St., from 9 to 11 a.m.

The other featured speaker will be Jennifer Sherer, director of the University of Iowa Labor Center, who will discuss “Effectively Standing With Our Public Employees — Implementation of the New Public Employee Collective Bargaining Law at the Local Level.” Also participating in the program will be Eric Stromberg, candidate for Iowa House of Representatives District 63, and Thomas Heckroth, candidate for 1st District representative to the U.S. House of Representatives.

The Bremer County Democratic Central Committee will collect voluntary contributions for local party operations. All area citizens will be welcome.

DENVER — The Alzheimer’s Association will present a series of informational programs on dementia at the Denver Public Library this spring.

These programs are designed to help the public understand the disease and give caregivers and others information to effectively deal with those affected by dementia.

The first program, “Know the 10 Signs,” will take place at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the library. Presenters will discuss the difference between normal aging and Alzheimer’s. Participants will hear from people who have the disease and find out how to recognize the signs in yourself and others.

On April 11, the 2 p.m. program will focus on the basics of the disease.

“Effective Communication Strategies” will be the topic for 2 p.m. April 18. Participants will explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s.

The final program will take place at 2 p.m. May 2. “Understanding and Responding the Dementia Related Behaviors” will help participants interpret behavior messages, identify common behavior triggers and master strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.

The programs are free. Those interested can come to one or all of the sessions.

The library is asking anyone interested in attending any of the programs to call the library at 984-5140 to sign up.

FAYETTE — Upper Iowa University will host a Wellness Fair on April 24. The free community event will include interactive exhibits from various area health facilities and food stores, free samples, prizes and giveaways.

It will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the UIU Recreation Center.

The UIU Rec Center offers community memberships. As part of the Wellness Fair, UIU is offering a $20 discount April 1-30 on annual memberships. The facility includes weight and cardiovascular machines; a group fitness room; an upper and lower level indoor track; fitness trainer services; suspended batting and golf cages; and basketball, volleyball, tennis and badminton courts.

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