CHARLESTON — The Alzheimer’s Association West Virginia Chapter is announcing it will begin offering educational programs and support groups in person starting April 1 while continuing virtual options.
Teresa Morris, Program Director for the Alzheimer’s Association West Virginia Chapter, said, “We are very excited to return our programs to in-person on April 1. While we have used a successful virtual method over the past two years, the personal connection obtained by in-person gatherings is both welcomed and beneficial,” she said.
The chapter will continue to follow all state and local health guidelines regarding masks, social distancing, and meeting size. Volunteers and event participants are encouraged to be vaccinated, but it is not required. While masks are optional (unless required by the venue site), unvaccinated and compromised participants should consider wearing masks when attending programs and other meetings.
“In the last two years, our chapter heard loud and clear that there are individuals who prefer in-person offerings and those who prefer virtual options,” Morris said. “Through virtual delivery of our educational programs and support groups, we’ve reached new people in our community that we might not otherwise have reached. We will continue to offer both virtual and in-person options to best serve our community.”
The West Virginia Alzheimer’s staff will continue to work remotely. Members of the community can call the Association’s 24/7 Helpline at 1 (800) 272-3900 or visit https://www.alz.org/wv for additional information. Individuals can call Kelli Lewis at (304) 343-2717 for questions about how to register for support groups. People can go to alz.org/crf to learn more about education programs and to register.