Conway AARP Chapter 796

The Conway AARP Chapter 796 will not meet Monday, July 21, due to the closing and moving of the Conway Senior Activity Center at 1620 Donaghey Ave. The center will be moving to its new location at 705 E. Siebenmorgen Rd. The chapter will meet there next month.

Quilts of Valor Foundation

A Meet & Greet with the Quilts of Valor Foundation members, supporters and Arkansas State Coordinator Sheila Gordon will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at the McGee Center, 3800 College Ave. Refreshments will be available, and fabric packages will be available for donations. Quilts will be on display. Information will be available — learning ways to participate; see projects in progress — to help start or join a group.

For more information, email Sheila Gordon at or call 501-289-1920.

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group

The Parkinson’s Disease Support Group met Wednesday, July 9, at the McGee Center. A large group attended with two new persons.

Jennifer Hudspath, with Hospice Home Care of Conway, presented the program entitled "Five Wishes." She discussed the five wishes and made several suggestions as she presented the program. Prior to beginning, she presented each person a copy of the "Five Wishes" document.

"Five Wishes" is the first Living Will that talks about personal, emotional, and spiritual needs, as well as medical wishes. It allows you to say exactly how you wish to be treated if you become seriously ill. It is for anyone 18 years of age or older.

The Five Wishes are:

1. The person I want to make care decisions for me when I can’t.

2. The kind of medical treatment I want and don’t want.

3. How comfortable I want to be.

4. How I want people to treat me.

5. What I want my loved ones to know.

Mrs. Hudspath explained how to sign the document and get two witnesses, and what to do with it when it is completed. In Arkansas, the document does not have to be notarized. She explained how to make changes to the "Five Wishes" document.

Bronnie Rose, group facilitator, presented Mrs. Hudspath a gift of appreciation. Laverne Gilmore and John Lendennie won the door prizes. Those present enjoyed visiting with Mrs. Hudspath and each other while they refreshed on chocolate cream filled brownies, peanut butter and crackers, and wafer cookies.

The next meeting of the group will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the McGee Center, 3800 College Ave. Lydia Stevens, Arkansas State Parkinson’s Disease coordinator from Hot Springs, is scheduled to be the special guest. Mrs. Stevens was rescheduled from the June meeting due to a conflict.

All interested persons are invited to attend this free, informative meeting.

For additional information, call Mrs. Rose at 501-329-6282 or 501-246-1972.