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Byline: The Register-Guard

Alzheimer's group meeting to feature guest speaker

Dr. Jeff Larkin will be the speaker at the Alzheimer's Association education meeting to be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive St.

The topic will be "Communicating with Your Physician, Preparing for Visits and Strengthening Physician-Patient Relationships." A $5 donation is suggested. For information, call 345-8392.

Medical equipment to be on display at fair

The Better Breathers annual equipment fair will be Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The fair features durable medical equipment displayed by companies that serve Lane County. The equipment will be displayed in the breezeway outside the Cardiovascular Wellness & Rehabilitation center at the Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend, 3311 Riverbend Drive in Springfield.

The Better Breathers group provides support for people diagnosed with chronic lung disease, and their friends and families. For information, call Susan Pfanner at 222-7442 or e-mail

Officials plan more talks ?on public safety issues

Lane County Sheriff Russ Burger and Lane County District Attorney Alex Gardner will host a series of community discussions on public safety to raise awareness of challenges facing the public safety system, listen to community concerns and answer questions. …