The Friends of the Edinburg Public Library present Leticia Guzman-Sanchez, Caregiver Specialist at Caregiver SOS, who will be speaking about the effect of Alzheimer’s disease on family and friends. This presentation will take place during the Friends Brown Bag Luncheon scheduled for Monday, Nov. 6, from 12 noon — 1:00 p.m., at the Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library.

“The Impact of Alzheimer’s Disease on Family Members and Friends,” presentation will provide attendees with techniques, knowledge, and support to better cope with and successfully manage the stress of watching a loved one slowly decline. Ms. Guzman-Sanchez will also answer questions and discuss resources that are available for caregivers. Currently, Guzman-Sanchez is the center manager of the Cross Roads Senior Center and the program manager for the Caregiver SOS program. She has been part of the Caregiver SOS by WellMed since its creation in 2010.

This presentation focuses on the caregiver, not the care recipient. Attendees will benefit from this presentation whether they are helping a parent, spouse, friend, or someone who lives at home or in a nursing home. “The Impact of Alzheimer’s Disease on Family Members and Friends” will help caregivers develop self-care tools to: reduce personal stress, deal with difficult feelings and communicate their needs to others.

This presentation is brought to you by the Friends of the Edinburg Public Library, a nonprofit organization that takes an active role in the support of the Edinburg public library and its services to the community.

The public is cordially invited to attend the Friends of the Library Brown Bag Luncheon which is a free of charge event open to the public. The Books & Bytes Café is conveniently located inside the Library, now selling healthy salads and sandwiches. So don’t forget to bring a friend and enjoy the presentation. Also be sure and pick up your ticket at the door for our door prize raffle.

For more information contact President of the Friends, Ramon V. Vela, Jr. at (956) 383-6246.

Thank you for supporting the Library,