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Outing to Wayside Waifs on Nov. 17 is next entry in new Dementia Friendly series
POSTED: 10/29/2015
An outing to the Wayside Waifs animal shelter is the next entry in a new Dementia Friendly series of programs introduced by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District this fall.

The overall goal of the "dementia friendly" series is to offer quality programs for people in the early stages of memory loss as well as their caretakers to enjoy together while living active lifestyles and connecting with others.

The Wayside Waifs outing is being presented in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Association of Kansas City on Tuesday, Nov. 17. Participants will travel to Kansas City’s largest no-kill animal shelter where they’ll tour the facility and spend time meeting some of their furry, adoptable friends. They can also attend an education session on the process of raising and training a service dog. The group will stop for lunch at the 54th Street Grill with lunch costs on your own. A tasty Chex Mix® ‘Puppy Chow’ treat is included for the human participants.

To find this program in the JCPRD’s Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under 50 plus and then under enrichment & special interests. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keyword "networking."

This outing will leave Antioch Park at approximately 9 a.m. and will return at approximately 2:30 p.m. The cost for one five and one-half hour outing is $10 per person. To register online at, click on the green "Register for Activities" button and complete a barcode search for 30167.

JCPRD’s Activities catalog, with information and a registration form, is available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches.

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