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HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA— On Tuesday, March 31st, 2020 CALCOPA Massage School will be donating 40 hours of massage to raise awareness and generate funds for Alzheimer’s Family Center (AFC). Both organizations are celebrating 40 years of service in their Huntington Beach community.
This fun-filled and relaxing afternoon of massage, live music, health booths, and food will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. at Senior Center in Central Park in Huntington Beach. The first 40 people who attend will also receive a gift bag.
Alzheimer’s Family Center is Orange County’s only adult day health care facility dedicated exclusively to caring for dementia patients.
CALCOPA Massage School provides a personalized, quality education for those looking for a successful and long career helping others as a Massage Therapist. The school provides training in a wide spectrum of therapeutic and massage skills as well as supervised hands-on practice. The California College of Physical Arts, Inc. (CalCopa) was established in 1980 as a private, postsecondary school and is licensed to operate by the California Education Code Section 94915.
If you cannot attend and wish to make a donation, please click here to reach the event’s GoFundMe page.
Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Hours: 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Cost: Free Admission
Location: Senior Center in Central Park, 18041 Goldenwest Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
For more information about this event, please call (714) 964-7744.
To learn more about CALCOPA Massage School, please click here.
About Alzheimer’s Family Center
AFC has a 40-year history of improving the quality of life of families challenged by memory loss, such as Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. Patients benefit through customized programming tailored to the needs of each individual, from the earliest to the most advanced stages of dementia. Families find respite from the demands of caregiving, and the assurance that their loved one is receiving expert memory care, delivered with dignity and respect.
Recent studies show that AFC makes a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of its patients. Our patients experience over 50% fewer falls and a 33% reduction in emergency room visits within 12 months of enrollment in AFC’s programs. As a result, AFC family caregivers find the responsibilities of caregiving to be more manageable when their loved ones are home, away from the center. AFC also provides family caregivers with support and referrals to manage the medical, emotional, and financial challenges of caring for a memory-impaired loved one.