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Alzheimer's Association opens in Valdosta

By Alicia Eakin - bio | email

August 8, 2008

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - There's now some new support for Lowndes County families and patients with Alzheimer's.

The Alzheimer's Association has opened their doors in Valdosta.

The association provides information on support groups, educational packets, patient day care, counseling and respite care.

Before, patients and families would have to go to Albany to get this kind of information. 

"One in five people will develop Alzheimer's Disease by the age of 85. One in two will develop it. We are getting more and more calls, our phones are ringing off the hook and the people who need our service are from this area, from Lowndes County and the surrounding counties," says Dan Phillips, the Development Director for the Alzheimer's Association.

The Association is located on Cowart Avenue and say all their support programs are free of charge.

The Elk's Lodge will host a Revere Raffle to benefit the organization Saturday.  They'll kick off an fundraising campaign October 17th at Mathis City Auditorium leading up to the Memory Walk in November.

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