Simpson University to Host ‘Understanding Dementia’ Workshop

For Immediate Release


REDDING, Calif. - Simpson University will host a free workshop titled “Understanding Dementia” from 10 a.m to 12 p.m. Thursday, March 30.

The workshop, sponsored by Simpson University for Seniors, will be in the J.D. Williams Suite, third floor of the Owen Student Services Center on campus, 2211 College View Drive, in Redding.

Presenter Maggie McNamara from Passages Caregiver Resource Center in Chico will provide helpful information on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, including defining what dementia is; losses and changes that may occur; risk factors and ways to “keep what you’ve got.”

As a longtime caregiver advocate with Passages, McNamara facilitates support groups, develops classes and trainings, and helps family caregivers find the resources they need. She has been presenting information on dementia for more than 12 years.

Questions? Call (530) 226-4758 or (530) 226-4146.



Simpson University, established in 1921, is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate, and teaching credential programs. The university celebrated its 25th year in Redding and the completion of a Science and Nursing Center in 2014. Academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults with both on-campus and online course offerings, including degrees in psychology and organizational leadership. For information about the university, or to arrange a campus visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit


Contact: SU Public Relations
(530) 226-4737