The Bridge Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource Center is hosting a special Valentine’s event on February 11 for caregivers and their loved ones affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia.

The luncheon event, “That’s Amore!” takes place at The Bridge’s upcoming Second Saturday Workshop, on Saturday, February 11, at 11:00 AM at Broadmoor Presbyterian Church. The menu will consist of a “Taste of Italy” created by Joe Fertitta, a retired local restauranteur. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 318-656-4800.

“It’s difficult for a caregiver to enjoy a meal out without worrying about their husband, wife, parent, or grandparent who has dementia,” said Paulette Freeman, Executive Director of The Bridge Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource Center. “That’s why we’re planning this special Valentine’s lunch so that those affected by dementia may have an opportunity to enjoy a special meal out together.”

Sponsors will receive publicity before, during, and after the event. Sponsorship funds will help to pay for food, supplies, and other needed items to make this an enjoyable event. Several sponsorship levels are available: Big Pizza Pie Sponsor (Gold), $200; Cupid Sponsor (Silver), $100; Vita Bella Sponsor (Bronze), $50. If you would like to sponsor the event, please contact The Bridge office at 318-656-4800 by February 3.

The mission of The Bridge Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource Center is to provide awareness, education, resources, and support services for those in our community diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias, as well as to their family members and caregivers. The vision is to create a community where no one affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia makes the journey alone. For more information on their services, call 318-656-4800 or visit

The Bridge Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All funds raised by the organization are used to provide services in Northwest Louisiana. Programs of The Bridge Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource Center are supported by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation, Carolyn W. and Charles T. Beaird Family Foundation, Community Foundation of North Louisiana, First Presbyterian Church, Shreveport, Alta and John Franks Foundation, Powers Foundation, and the Thomas H. and Mayme P. Scott Foundation.