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'Talk of the District' set for Saturday

The Gateway Community Association is partnering with NAACP Chapter No. 6013 to host its first District 2 "Talk of the District" community meeting at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Webb Community Center, 127 Pleasant St.


The meeting will be led by District 2 City Director Elaine Jones with guest speaker Minnie Lenox, director of the city's Human Resources department.

Jones will "review with the community all the great news of what is happening in our city and Lenox will discuss internet hiring practices within the city and explain the reasons why everyone should use the internet for a job search," a news release said.

This is an informal meeting and the public is welcome.

Immediately following the discussion, the NAACP will hold its regular monthly meeting at the center.

Hot Springs Toastmasters to meet Saturday at NPMC

Hot Springs Toastmasters will hold its regular weekly club meeting at 8 a.m. Saturday at National Park Medical Center, 1910 Malvern Ave.

Most members will not be away at the district conference this week, so the club meeting will be held.

All former Toastmasters, as well as interested guests, are welcome. There is no charge. Meetings normally are one hour long. The meetings are held in the east wing of the hospital. Enter from under the portico on that end of the campus.

Toastmasters is a supportive, inexpensive way to learn speaking and leadership skills. Training resources for speechmaking are part of Toastmaster materials available to members. Toastmasters International's materials and programs also offer leadership development. Meetings may also include an educational presentation.

For more information, call Nancy Britt, 262-1664, or Bob Driggers, 617-4777, in Hot Springs; in Hot Springs Village, call 922-3492; or visit

Free Alzheimer's caregiver workshop today

A free Hope for the Future caregiver workshop sponsored by Alzheimer's Arkansas will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Coronado Center, 150 Ponderosa Way, in Hot Springs Village.

The Hope for the Future workshop provides education, tools, training and support to family and professional caregivers to help improve their skills regarding Alzheimer's disease and its progression. Through the support of local vendors and sponsors, the workshop is completely free for caregivers, a news release said.

In order to ensure the workshops are accessible for all caregivers, the organization is offering mini-grants to cover the cost of day care or in-home care on the day of the events. Attendees can fill out a simple form and receive reimbursement shortly after the workshop.

Continuing education credits are available for nurses, nursing home administrators, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants, physical therapists, pharmacists, psychologists, emergency medical services, social workers and certified nursing assistants.

Society on 04/12/2019

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