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Scott County notes: Dec. 2

Sean Kratchman, left, is president of the Kinesiology/Health Studies Club at Georgetown College, and Leslie Phillips and Brian Jones are the club's advisors.
Sean Kratchman, left, is president of the Kinesiology/Health Studies Club at Georgetown College, and Leslie Phillips and Brian Jones are the club's advisors.

Kinesiology/Health Studies Club at Georgetown College celebrates Exercise is Medicine week

The Kinesiology/Health Studies Club at Georgetown College celebrated its first-ever Exercise Is Medicine week Nov. 3 to 7. The purpose of the club is to provide opportunities for leadership, experiential learning, career education and networking while promoting a healthy lifestyle on campus and in the community.

Throughout the academic school year the club brings in health professionals such as physical therapists, personal trainers, strength and conditioning coaches and experimental researchers to hold lectures on campus.

This year the club aligned itself with the American College of Sports Medicine's new Exercise Is Medicine initiative, which has a branch for college campuses called EIM: On Campus. It seeks to get colleges and universities engaged in the promotion of physical activity as a vital sign of health.

Workshop focuses at Alzheimer's education

The Scott County Public Library and the Alzheimer's Association will hold a workshop for the general public on the basics of Alzheimer's disease from 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Scott County Public Library, 104 South Bradford, Georgetown.

Whether you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer's disease or dementia, or you simply want to know more, you can learn the facts at this program, which provides information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease and treatment.

Registration is required. To register, call the library at (502) 863-3566 or the Alzheimer's Association's 24/7 Helpline at 1-800-272-3900.

Library sponsors holiday events for all ages

The Scott County Public Library will host the following free events:

■ A holiday card-making workshop for adults, 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Create pop-up and 2-D cards with provided materials.

■ Polar Express in Sadieville, 6, 6:30, 7 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12 and 6:30 and 7 p.m. Dec. 13. Cocoa, cookies and story time on the train car at Sadieville City Hall. Tickets required.

■ Christmas stories in the barn, 10 a.m. Dec. 19. Kids of all ages can listen to holiday stories in the story barn.

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