On Thursday, January 18 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., Oregon Care Partners will host a free, instructor-led class in Independence titled “The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s” designed to help anyone who cares for an aging Oregonian more effectively interact with and provide care for someone with memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s. This 1 hour class is free of charge, thanks to funding from the state of Oregon and partnerships with trusted nonprofits including the Alzheimer’s Association and Oregon Health Care Association. WHAT: The class is designed to help anyone who cares for an aging Oregonian better understand the effects of Alzheimer’s and similar diseases. A professional instructor will share real-world experience in an interactive classroom environment. This class is free, thanks to funding by the state of Oregon. WHO: This class is designed for anyone who cares for an aging Oregonian. Individuals who provide care for an aging family member or loved one, as well as those who work in professional caregiver settings, public safety or social work, are invited to attend this free class. Visit www.OregonCarePartners.com to register and sign up. WHEN: January 18, 2018 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. WHERE: Independence Public Library 175 Monmouth Street Independence, OR 97351 Visit www.OregonCarePartners.com to register and sign up for this no-cost class. ### About Oregon Care Partners Oregon Care Partners was established in 2014 to help caregivers improve the lives and care for aging Oregonians by providing access to no-cost, high quality classes in all corners of the state. The quality training consortium is comprised of non-profit organizations including the Oregon Health Care Association (OHCA) and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 503, in collaboration with key training organizations including the Alzheimer’s Association. Caregivers, administrators, and members of the public are encouraged to sign up for free classes and learn more at www.OregonCarePartners.com.