February 1, 2019 Community Round Up
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CHAMBER NEWS
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Local Events
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January
Washington Federal Announces a Quick 90 Day Interest-Free Loan to Help Americans during the Federal Government Shutdown
Washington Federal is very honored to be able to assist the federally furloughed employees with a 90 Day Interest-Free loan. We believe it is the right thing to do, and hope these loans can help reduce stress on hard-working families. The federal employee only needs to go into our Farmington branch with their government-issued photo Id, their last funded paycheck from December 2018 and either a furlough letter or their January paycheck showing zero pay.
Please contact the Farmington branch at 505-327-6100 if you have any additional questions or would like a local quote.  
Farmington Hosts Free Alzheimer's Caregiving Courses
Weekday and Weekend Options
 
Families facing Alzheimer’s disease will have access free six-week caregiver education courses in Farmington, NM offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter. The course will be available on both Tuesday and Saturday mornings

 “Skills for Dementia Caregiving” is a FREE six-session program designed for family and friends caring for a loved one with dementia, and presented by the Alzheimer’s Association, NM Chapter. The two-hour course will be offered once a week for six weeks, on two different days:

·    TUESDAY MORNINGS, 10:00am-12:00 noon, January 8 - February 12 at the San Juan Center for Independence, 1204 San Juan Blvd, Farmington, NM 87401.

·    SATURDAY MORNINGS, 10:00am-12:00 noon, January 12 – February 16 Cedar Ridge Inn Assisted Living, 800 Saguaro Tr., Farmington, NM 87401.

This evidence-based training aims to teach caregivers practical techniques for interacting with loved ones with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, and for understanding and managing their behavior. It also imparts tools for long-term planning and for reducing stresses common to dementia or Alzheimer’s caregivers. The course explains the signs, impacts and pathology of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
To register or for more information, call 800-272-3900 or email wllynch@alz.org . For directions, call 505-326-3680.

Class size is limited and they do fill up quickly. Call now to register. Participants of “Skills for Dementia Caregiving” may be reimbursed for the cost of having others tend to their loved one while they attend the classes.
February
Free Presentation of 'The Basics of Alzheimer's Disease' Set in Aztec
Families facing Alzheimer’s disease will have access to a free presentation in Aztec, NM offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter.
 
“The Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease” is a FREE presentation by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter and will be held on Thursday, February 7 from 10:00am-12:00pm noon. The event will be hosted at the Aztec Cultural Center, 101 South Park Ave., Aztec, NM 87410. The class is free and open to all citizens of Aztec and surrounding communities.
 
For more information, contact Waldon Lynch at 800-272-3900 or  wllynch@alz.org . The event is free of charge. For directions call 505-326-3680.
 
“The Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease” is designed primarily as an introduction for non-professional or family caregivers who are seeking a basic knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease and an overview of support resources that are available in their area; so that they might better understand how to care for their loved-one or care-recipient. It will give the caregiver information about the core programs provided by the New Mexico chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, descriptions of other educational classes it provides statewide, all free of charge.
 
Class size is limited and they do fill up quickly. 
The Bucket List Trail Feasibility Study
The City of Farmington is seeking public input on the feasibility and possible routs of a marquee trail experience in San Juan County. We are looking at creating a network of trails that are available to hikers, mountain bikers, equestrian, motorcyclist and OHV users.

Two public input sessions will be held at the Farmington Civic Center: The sessions are based on user groups
Hikers, Mountain Bikers, and Equestrian
February 7, Farmington Civic Center 11:30am-1pm

Motorcyclist, OHV, and 4x4
February 7, Farmington Civic Center 6:00pm-8:00pm

The meetings will be led by Public Land Solutions. Input is welcome regarding existing official trails, points of interest, potential new routes, challenges, or other factors required to create this bucket list of outdoor opportunities. The end product will be to develop a network of trails connecting a variety of users to points of interest in San Juan County.
March
Future and Ongoing Events
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