January Events

Free & Confidential Memory Screenings by appointment.

Call 318-656-4800

January 11, 2023

  • 11:00 a.m. - First Wednesday Workshop with speaker Susan Pierce, EeD, MSN, RN, Faith Community Nurse, First Presbyterian: When Right Seems Wrong and Wrong Seems Right! Applying an Ethical Decision Model for Person-Centered Care. Supervised activities for your loved one will be available during the workshop. *Note the new time for First Wednesday Workshop!
  • Location: The Bridge Alzheimer's and Dementia Resource Center, 851 Olive Street, Shreveport, LA 71104.

January 10, 2023

  • New Support Group in 2023 located at Trinity Heights Baptist Church, 3820 Mooringsport Rd, Shreveport, LA from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

January 14, 2023

  • 11:00 a.m. - "Meet Me at the Movies!" Second Saturday for Seniors *Note the new time for Second Saturday for Seniors!
  • Location: Broadmoor Presbyterian Church, 1915 Grover Pl, Shreveport, LA 71105

January 14, 2023

  • 9:30 a.m. – Caregiver Support Group at Fitness Lady, Bossier, 1700 Old Minden Rd #180, Bossier City, LA 71111. *We changed its meeting day for this month only! Will resume back to the 3rd Wednesday in February.

January 20, 2023

  • 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - New in 2023: Monthly Art Connections: Learn about a masterpiece then create your own masterpiece.
  • Location: Noel Methodist Church, 520 Herndon St, Shreveport, LA 71101

January 26, 2023

  • 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - New in 2023: Drum Beats: Enjoy familiar tunes and play rhythmic instruments with a certified drum instructor.
  • Location: The Bridge Alzheimer's and Dementia Resource Center, 851 Olive Street, Shreveport, LA 71104.

January 28, 2023

  • 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Caregiver Support Group Facilitator Training
  • Instructor: Stacey Hand, Dementia Educator
  • Location: The Bridge Alzheimer's and Dementia Resource Center, 851 Olive Street, Shreveport, LA 71104.

*All other Caregiver Support Groups dates & times are listed further below in this newsletter.

December Overview

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First Wednesday Workshop:

Caregiver Tips for the Holidays

Our speaker for the month of December during our First Wednesday Workshop was Laura Gauthier, Program Director and Licensed Professional Counselor at The Bridge. Her topic of discussion was

“Caregiver Tips for the Holidays.”

Watch here

Second Saturday Workshop:

Christmas Carol Singalong and Cookie Decorating

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Thank you to Tamara for all your efforts to bring our agency to where it is today!

Pictured above from left is Paulette Freeman, Executive Director, Robert Smith, Board President, and Tamara Crane, outgoing Board member and past treasurer.

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Congratulations, Laura Gauthier!

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Featured Reading

Vascular Dementia: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

Vascular dementia refers to changes to memory, thinking, and behavior resulting from conditions that affect the blood vessels in the brain. Cognition and brain function can be significantly affected by the size, location, and a number of vascular changes.

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Exploring Sensory Decline and Dementia Risk

 We process so much of life through our eyes, ears, and nose. While many older adults experience some decline in their senses as they age, there is growing scientific evidence that these changes may also be related to dementia and overall brain health.

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Local Support Groups

(Monthly Schedule)

Benton (Bossier Council on Aging Site)

202 Sibley Street

Benton, LA 71006


2nd Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.

The Blake at Bossier City

2000 Blake Blvd.

Bossier City, LA 71111


1st Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.

The Bridge Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource Center

851 Olive Street

Shreveport, LA 71104       


2nd Thursday at 2:00 p.m.

Broadmoor Presbyterian Church

1915 Grover Street

Shreveport, LA 71105      


4th Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

Brookdale Bossier City

2540 Beene Blvd.

Bossier City, LA 71111


3rd Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church

900 Jordan Street

Shreveport, LA 71101


2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m.

Fitness Lady

1700 Old Minden Road, Suite 180

Bossier City, LA 71111       


3rd Saturday at 9:30 a.m.

Savannah Grand of Bossier City

4770 Brandon Blvd.

Bossier City, LA 71111


3rd Thursday at 1:00 p.m.

The Glen

403 E. Flournoy Lucas Road

Shreveport, LA 71115      


1st Thursday at 5:30 p.m.


Natchitoches Council on Aging

1016 Keyser Avenue

Natchitoches, LA 71467                


3rd Tuesday at 2:00 p.m.

Sabine Council on Aging

200 Legacy Drive

Many, LA 71449


2nd Tuesday at 12:00 p.m.

Trinity Heights Baptist Church

3820 Old Mooringsport Rd.

Shreveport, La 71107


2nd Tuesday at 2:00 pm

*Please call to confirm the date and time

of group meetings before attending

for the first time.     

Facilitators vary.

Why Join a Caregiver Support Group?

Calendar of Events

Programs of The Bridge Alzheimer's & Dementia Resource Center are supported by

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation

Carolyn W. and Charles T. Beard Family Foundation ~ Community Foundation of North Louisiana

First Presbyterian Church Shreveport ~ The Alta and John Franks Foundation

Powers Foundation ~ The Thomas H. and Mayme P. Scott Foundation

The Bridge Alzheimers & Dementia Resource Center

851 Olive Street

Shreveport, LA 71104

(318) 656-4800

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