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Events scheduled at senior center

Published: Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

STERLING – The action continues this month at Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St.

Two special occasions will be celebrated Thursday. A National Handwriting Day competition will be at 11 a.m. A paragraph will be provided for competitors to write. First- and second-place winners will be chosen.

National Pie Day will be observed with lunch and a piece of homemade pie for $5. Tacos, refried beans, rice, and a beverage also will be served.

A presentation on the basics of Alzheimer’s disease will be at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 27. Subjects covered will be symptoms, causes and risk factors for Alzheimer’s and dementia, the benefits of early detection, treatment options, stages of the disease, and ways the association can help. The cost is $5 to cover materials. Call 800-272-3900 to register.

A competition is planned for National Puzzle Day from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Jan. 29. The competitors will assemble a puzzle for prizes in first- and second-place.

A foot clinic for those 60 and older will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 29. Call Whiteside County Health Department at 815-772-4213 for appointments.

VCP Home Health Care will sponsor a wellness event with blood pressure and oxygen level checks at 11 a.m. Jan. 29. Snacks will be provided.

A free movie, “Eight Below,” will be shown at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 31. Free popcorn will be served. Paul Walker, Jason Biggs, and Bruce Greenwood star in this Antarctic survival story. Whiteside Homecare is the film sponsor.

Call 815-622-9230 for more information.

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