The Alzheimer’s Association-Central Illinois Chapter will present Facing New Challenges, a program that provides information on caring for someone with memory loss and teaches new communication techniques for caregivers, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. April 15. It will be held at the OSF Institute on Aging, 8600 Illinois Route 91, Suite 130, Peoria.

Staff education specialist Joseph Leman, M.S., will discuss normal aging versus aging with dementia; safety concerns, including driving and wandering; community resources; planning for the future; and agency services.

Time also will be allotted for specific questions about memory loss. Michelle Burke, RN, OSF, will co-facilitate.

The fee for materials is $5 per person or $10 per family. Individuals should register at least a day in advance by calling the office toll free at 800-272-3900. Facing New Challenges is co-funded by the Heart of Illinois United Way.

The Alzheimer’s Association – Central Illinois Chapter is a donor-supported, not-for-profit health organization serving 20 counties in central Illinois. Its three office locations — Quincy, Peoria, and Dixon — serve the needs of those affected by Alzheimer’s and related dementias; advocate for policy changes and research funding; and work in conjunction with its national offices in Chicago and Washington, D.C., to advance research toward prevention, treatment and a cure. Core programs include information and referral, care consultations, education, support groups, and safety services.

For disease, caregiver and program information, visit the Chapter website at or call the 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900. The chapter also can be reached at infocentralil@alzorg.