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Remembering the ballpark

ZOOM BASEBALL FOR ALZHEIMER’S: In this season of baseball, the Alzheimer’s Association is offering a chance for people with dementia to remember the sights and sounds of the ballpark.

The free virtual program, called Baseball Memories, being offered at 2 p.m. today in partnership with the Society of American Baseball Research Jack Graney Chapter.

The program is open to people with mild to moderate memory loss with their caregivers. Mary Ertle, program manager for the Alzheimer’s Association, said short-term memory is lost first with dementia and this program helps bring out long-term memories through baseball.

The one-hour program includes musical components and SABR will be presenting information about going to the ballgame and about famous players in baseball history.

The program will be presented via Zoom. Preregistration is required, and limited space is available. To register, contact Ertle at the Alzheimer’s Association at mertle@alz.org or 216-342-5607.

ANNUAL UNITED WAY MEETING: The United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley will host its annual meeting 11 a.m today at the Lake Club in Poland.

The event, sponsored by TCF Bank and Sherman Creative, will celebrate the success of the 2020 campaign and any milestones achieved by the organization. The top campaigns and volunteers will be recognized for their contributions during the program.

The United Way is following all COVID-19 safety protocol for this meeting, but felt it was important to host this annual event in person.

The program for the meeting will begin at 11:45 a.m. and be livestreamed at https://vimeo.com/event/908034.

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