Alzheimer’s Talk Set for Oct. 3

Wayne Community College’s honor society will provide a public talk on Alzheimer’s disease on Oct. 3.

The Upsilon Chi Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society will offer “What is Alzheimer’s?” at 10 a.m. in Moffatt Auditorium. It is free and open to the public.

Speaking will be Anne Paugh, former outreach and community development director for Alzheimers North Carolina who continues to volunteer with the organization, and Tamyra Jovel, who currently holds the outreach position.

They will provide general information for persons with Alzheimer’s and dementia and their caregivers, followed by a question-and-answer session.

According to Alzheimers North Carolina, more than 170,000 people in North Carolina are affected by Alzheimer’s and that number is expected to quadruple by the year 2025. More than 5 million in the U.S. currently have it.

Alzheimers North Carolina is dedicated to providing education, support and services to individuals with dementia, their families, health care professionals and the general public while raising awareness and funding for research of a cause(s), treatment, prevention and cure for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. More about the organization can be found at www.

Alzheimer’s is the focus topic of the organization’s “Honors in Action” project, according to Chapter Advisor Susana Garcia.

PTK members will also be volunteering at this year’s Alzheimer’s Walk set for 8-10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, starting at Cornerstone Commons in downtown Goldsboro.

For more information about this talk or the honor society, contact Mrs. Garcia at or (919) 739-6868.

The college encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs. If you anticipate needing accommodation or have questions about access, contact Mrs. Garcia.

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is the largest honor society in higher education with 1,285 chapters on college campuses in all 50 of the United States, plus Canada, Germany, the Republic of Palau, Peru, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the British Virgin Islands, the United Arab Emirates, and U.S. territorial possessions. More than 2.5 million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 135,000 students inducted annually.

Wayne Community College is a public, two-year college with an open-door admission policy located in Goldsboro, N.C. As it works to develop a highly skilled and competitive workforce, it serves 15,000 individuals annually as well as businesses, industry and community organizations with high quality, affordable, accessible learning opportunities, including more than 100 college credit programs.

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