Health Briefing June 29, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

Alzheimer’s 101 set for July 31 in West Point
North Mississippi Medical Center-West Point and the Alzheimer’s Association Mississippi Chapter will present a free program on Alzheimer’s disease on July 31.
The “Alzheimer’s 101: Understanding the Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease” will begin at noon at the Henry Clay Retirement Center Parlor, 133 Commerce St., in West Point.
Sara Murphy, outreach coordinator for the Alzheimer’s Association Mississippi Chapter, will be the guest speaker.
Alzheimer’s 101 is one of over a dozen programs provided by the Alzheimer’s Association which alert and educate the public about this debilitating disease.
A light lunch will be served. To register for the free program, call Brenda Johnson at (662) 495-2339 or Anne Comer at (662) 495-2141.

The Yoga Center moves to donation only
In an effort to make yoga more widely available, the Yoga Center in Tupelo has become a donation-only studio.
Owner Robyn Gibson and the four instructors wanted people to be able to take care of themselves – body, mind and spirit – regardless of their economic circumstances.
There will be no set price for scheduled classes, no monthly fees. Students are asked to pay what they can afford.
For more information and class schedules, visit www.the yogacentertupelo.com.

Note cards sale to benefit Project Hope
The Festival of Hope is six months away, but teams are already working to raise money for local cancer, heart disease and diabetes patients.
The Green Street Gang team is selling notecards based on “Faith • Hope • Love” T-shirts they created for Project Hope.
A set of $8 notecards with envelopes is $10. The proceeds will go to Project Hope, which grants the money to organizations working to help fight the three diseases in North Mississippi.
Contact Genie Alice Causey at NMMC Marketing at gacausey@nmhs.net for ordering information.

Candy Classic tourney rallies Corinth in July
The 33rd Corinth Candy Classic Tennis Tournament will welcome juniors and adults July 24 through July 29.
The USTA-sanctioned event will be held at the Corinth High School Tennis Complex. Proceeds from the event will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The junior tournament will run July 24-July 26. The adult division will be July 27-29.
All participants should register online at www.mstennis.com. Juniors must register by July 21; adults must register by July 23.
A courtside lunch for junior players on July 24; a courtside supper for adult participants is set for July 28.
The tournament honors the late Candy Hammond, the daughter or Doug and Martha Hammond, who lost her battle with childhood cancer.
For more information or assistance with registration, call (662) 287-4561 or (662) 284-5475.