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Charlotte-area health events

Wednesday

Flu shots for veterans

Members of the Rural Health program team from the W.G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center in Salisbury will provide free flu shots and VA services to former and current military members 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9488, 2831 The Plaza, Charlotte. The team will also provide assistance on registration and health care education.

Details: 1-800-469-8262 ext. 4958; www.salisbury.va.gov.

Alzheimer’s CARE:

Home Instead Senior Care will offer this free workshop at 5 p.m. Wednesday at 2151 Hawkins St., Suite 201. The Alzheimer’s CARE: Changing Aging Through Research and Education training is available to family members to help them deal with challenging behaviors that often result from Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Saturday

Walk-N-Roll

The Spina Bifida Association of the Carolinas will host its second-annual Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida 8 a.m.-noon at Marion Diehl Center, 2219 Tyvola Road. This family-friendly walk will help raise funds and awareness for spina bifida and those affected by it. WCNC weather anchor Larry Sprinkle will serve as Master of Ceremonies. Details: www.walknrollforsb.org/charlotte; mnethercutt@sbaa.org.

Blood drive for Jeff Reid

Huntersville Fire Department is hosting a blood drive in honor of firefighter and EMT Jeff Reid 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Fire Station #1, 110 S. Old Statesville Road, Huntersville.

Reid has served the Huntersville community for nearly 31 years and has undergone two rounds of chemo after being diagnosed with Chronic Lymphatic Leukemia in 2007. Reid has found two matches for the necessary bone marrow transplant but must get healthy enough first through weekly blood transfusions.

To make a donation appointment, go to www.carolinadonor.org, click on donate and enter code: Jeff. Additional details: www.huntersvillefd.com.

Ongoing

A Day 4 the Ages

Limited registration is now open for A Day 4 the Ages, the free event to entertain, inspire and enlighten adults. Doors open at 8 a.m. Oct. 22, and the event will run 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Providence United Methodist Church, 2810 Providence Road. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

David Gwilt, host of Radio 4 the Ages, will give a PLEASE presentation: prayer, laughter, exercise, attitude, service, everyday. A number of presenters will also discuss meditation, acting for all ages, dental care and AARP. Seating is limited to 250 and registration is required.

Details and to register: www.radio4theages.com.

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