News Briefs for July 13
by Staff Writer
CHARLOTTE – The local Home Instead Senior Care office is offering to help Mecklenburg County families manage the challenges of Alzheimer’s and other dementia diseases. Free training for families caring for such older adults is now available through online modules, available at helpforalzheimersfamilies.com.
Also available is a free guide called Helping Families Cope, which includes advice to help families keep their loved ones engaged and manage behaviors.
Home Instead is also offering a free Alzheimer’s CARE training workshop July 14. The three-hour session begins at 9 a.m. at Home Instead Senior Care, located at 2151 Hawkins St., Charlotte.
For more information about free family caregiver training or to obtain a free copy of the Helping Families Cope booklet, contact the local Home Instead Senior Care office at 704-344-0801 or visit help
Shriners International Installs new Imperial Potentate
CORNELIUS – Shriners International held its annual business meeting, the 138th Imperial Session, at the Charlotte Convention Center, July 1-5. During the session, Alan W. Madsen of Cornelius was installed as the 2012-13 Imperial Potentate of Shriners International. As the highest-ranking Shriner in the world he serves as president of the Board of Directors for Shriners International and chairman of the Board of Directors for Shriners Hospitals for Children.
He previously served in the Imperial Line for 10 years where he chaired and assisted on various committees.
Raised a Master Mason in Excelsior Lodge No. 261 in Charlotte, Madsen is also a member of the Charlotte York Rite and Scottish Rite bodies. He joined the Oasis Shriners in 1981, was appointed to the Oasis Divan (governing board) in 1992 and, in 2000, served as the Potentate of Oasis Shriners.
Cornelius seeks vendors for National Night Out
CORNELIUS – The Cornelius Police Department and Parks, Arts, Recreation and Culture Department are hosting this year’s National Night Out on Aug. 7 from 7-9 p.m. at Jetton Village Gazebo and vendors are needed.
The event is sponsored by ElectriCities and is free and open to the public to promote community safety and crime prevention.
Vendor registration forms for businesses and organizations are available online at http://www.cornelius.org/FormCenter/Police-Forms-4/National-Night-Out-Vendor-Registration-F-41. Vendors may not use this event to sell products.
For more information on National Night Out contact the Cornelius Police Department at 704.892.1363 Ext. 254 or the Cornelius PARC Department at 704.892.6031 Ext. 160.
Craft festival organizers seeking vendors
HUNTERSVILLE – The North Mecklenburg Senior Center will again hold its annual Harvest Craft Festival Oct. 20 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and is seeking vendors.
The event will be at the senior center, 16601 Old Statesville Road, and include numerous craft vendors, food, bake sale and music.
Vendor space is limited and interested vendors are urged to contact the senior center at 704-875-1270 or email email@example.com.
Charlotte Disc Golf Club hosts world championships
CORNELIUS – The Charlotte Disc Golf Club will host the Pro/Am World Championship July 11-17 at Bailey Road Park, at 11536 Bailey Road, Cornelius, as well as Bradford Park, at 17005 Davidson-Concord Road, Huntersville.
This will be the third time Charlotte has hosted a Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) World Championship event. And for the first time, 14 courses will be used to determine the world champion. This year’s championship will benefit the American Red Cross.
Visit www.pdga.com for more information.
Senior Center needs donations for fans
HUNTERSVILLE – Due to the record-breaking heat in the Charlotte region, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Senior Centers have run out of fans to distribute to seniors across the county. There are still a few fans remaining at the North Meck Senior Center in Huntersville.
As the waiting list for fans grows daily, the centers are asking for individual donations of $16 or new 20-inch box fans, so they can provide more seniors with relief.
The fans are available to residents age 59 and older or county residents who are on disability. Donations can be dropped off at Tyvola Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Road, Charlotte, NC, 28210. Call 704-522-6222 or visit www.cmseniorcenters.org for more information or to donate online.
DLC seeks exhibitors for Green Day Festival
DAVIDSON – Local organizations and businesses looking to promote “green” practices at this year’s Green Day Festival, by the Davidson Lands Conservancy (DLC), should apply by Aug.15.
The festival coincides with DLC’s Run for Green and showcases companies, products and organizations that model sustainable practices and promote environmental awareness. This year’s Green Day is slated for Sept. 15 from 8 a.m.-noon on the Davidson Village Green.
Exhibitor applications are available online at www.davidsonlands.org, and all proceeds from the annual Green Day/Run for the Green benefit the land conservancy’s mission to save land in the Davidson area. For more information on how to participate in this year’s event, contact the conservancy at dlcgreen