LifeStream Services is partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter and Dementia Friends Indiana to offer a virtual Dementia Caregiver Support Group.

The group will meet virtually on the last Thursday of every month from 2 to 3 p.m. beginning Thursday, May 28.

The support group is led by a trained Alzheimer’s Association facilitator and is a safe place for people living with dementia and their care partners to:

•Develop a support system.

•Exchange practical information on challenges and possible solutions.

•Talk through issues and ways of coping.

•Share feelings, needs and concerns.

Those interested in attending a meeting must sign up in advance online at bit.ly/alzsupportgroup or call the Alzheimer’s Association’s Helpline at (800) 272-3900. A link to the meeting will be sent after registering. Space is limited. Questions can be directed to Reilly Huelsmann at (317) 587-2207 or rhuelsmann@alz.org.



Limited hours

The Jay County Historical Society has announced new hours for the genealogy library, but the museum will not reopen until June 16.

The genealogy library will be open for research on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning May 26 by appointment only. The office number is (260) 726-7168.



Zooming

Jay County Civic Theatre will hold its annual meeting via Zoom at 6 p.m. on June 1.

A Zoom link will be shared via social media and email ahead of the event.

Nominations for three board seats up for election will be acceptedvia email at jaycountycivic-@gmail.com until 5 p.m. May 29.

Seats are currently held by Pete Vogler, Bev Wolford and Greg Rittenhouse. Vogler is not eligible for re-election as he is completing his third consecutive term. Anyone who has been involved in a JCCT show in any way in the last three years

is eligible to make a nomination or to be nominated for a board seat.

For more information, email jaycountycivic-@gmail.com.



Police pick-up

The Dunkirk Police Department is partnering with Dunkirk Church of the Nazarene’s food pantry during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Because many have been without income, the food pantry, which has been in operation for more than seven years, is seeing a jump in traffic.

The food pantry, which is completely free, is open the second Thursday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m..

Those wishing to donate food items can drop leave the items on their front porch and contact the police department between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

A Dunkirk police officer will then pick up the donations and deliver them to the food pantry.

Doing it this way complies with social distancing guidelines while still helping other Dunkirk citizens, noted Chief Dane Mumbower.



Rescheduled

LifeStream has rescheduled its annual Aging Well Conference to Thursday, June 3, 2021. The new date will be hosted at the same location, the Horizon Convention Center in Muncie, and LifeStream anticipates hosting the same speakers and breakout sessions that were planned for the 2020 date.

The COVID-19 pandemic changed those plans.

The Aging Well Conference is designed for older adults, caregivers, wellness enthusiasts, and health professionals to learn how to make positive changes in their lives and the lives of others. The conference includes a resource fair, light breakfast, and educational breakout sessions.

Registration and sponsorship/resource fair information will be released early spring 2021.

For more information or to receive registration information to their home/email contact Angie Jenkins, Outreach Coordinator, at (765) 759-1121 or ajenkins@lifestreaminc.org.