Free, walk-in memory & balance testing offered in Feb.
Free and confidential memory screenings and balance testing will be available in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Foley in February. Appointments are not necessary. Just show up during testing hours.
Memory screenings are an important first step toward determining if you have a memory problem. They do not diagnose any illness and do not replace consultation with a qualified medical professional, but they may answer many of your questions or concerns.
The program, with the help and guidance of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, was started locally in 2015 when 60 volunteers based at GlenLakes Golf Club, organized and began offering TESTING 1, 2, 3 services. Over 93 percent of those tested have never had a memory test. When the vast majority finds out their memory loss is normal age related memory loss, they are relieved. During balance testing, seniors are shown simple exercises they can do at home to improve their balance. Volunteers are all are trained and there is never a cost associated with the events. For more information, contact Sam Strite, 251-600-5771 or email him at email@example.com.
Memory Screening Schedule
• Feb. 3: Orange Beach Senior Center; 26251 Canal Rd. from 9-11 a.m.
• Feb. 8: Gulf Shores Cultural Center Building C, 19470 Oak Road, CR 6W, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
• Feb. 10: Bodenhamer Health Fair, 310 W 19th Ave, Gulf Shores
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Feb. 13: Foley Civic Center, 407 East Laurel Street; 9 – 11 a.m.
• Feb. 27: Foley YMCA, 2560 South Pine Street, 9 – 11 a.m.