Senior Citizens Association to host dementia education event

On Wednesday, June 8, the Gulf County Senior Citizens Association will be hosting an education and support event designed for the caregivers of those with Dementia.

The event, which will be held from 10 a.m. to noon EDT at the Gulf County Senior Center in Port St. Joe, will feature speakers from Florida State University’s college of medicine.

It will cover topics including the basics of dementia, communication tips, community resources, self-care advice, tips for handling difficult emootions and guidelines for how to ask for help.

The event is free an open to the public.

For more information, contact the Gulf Couny Senior Citizens Association at (850)229-8466.

Meet the Editor

Wendy Weitzel, The Star’s digital editor, joined the news outlet in August 2021, as a reporter covering primarily Gulf County.

Prior to then, she interned for Oklahoma-based news wire service Gaylord News and for Oklahoma City-based online newspaper during her four years at the University of Oklahoma, from which she graduated in May with degrees in online journalism and political science.

While at OU, Weitzel was selected as Carnegie-Knight News21 Investigative Fellow among 30 top journalism students from around the country. She also was senior editor managing a 12-person newsroom in coordination with Oklahoma Watch, a non-profit news organization in eastern Oklahoma.

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