POWs hear talk about model trains

Andy Martin of the Greater Baton Rouge Model Railroaders spoke about model trains and demonstrated a steam engine for the Red Stick Chapter of the American Ex-Prisoners of War on Nov. 6 at Hollywood Casino. Bob Schilling assisted him.

Martin explained the different scales of model trains from the larger garden railroad for the outdoors to the HO scale, N scale, O scale, toy and live steam trains. POWs told about their train ride when they were sent to prison camps during WWII.

Martin invited members to go to Jackson on the second and fourth Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to see their very large exhibit, which includes all the different scales and a steam engine.

Group participates in Alzheimer’s walk

Independent Insurance Agents of Baton Rouge adopted Charlie’s Place/Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area as the group’s charity for 2012. The association had a 32-member team participate in the 2012 Walk/Run to Remember held on Oct. 20 at LSU. IIABR and its members donated $3,095 to the cause.

Charlie’s Place Respite Center offers programming for individuals with Alzheimer’s and related disorders and is designed to provide cognitive stimulation and social interaction.

The focus of Charlie’s Place is to temporarily relieve caregivers, particularly family members, from the pressure of the constant care needed by their loved ones while allowing for responsible, educational care for their family member. Charlie’s Place was awarded the National Adult Day Center of the Year Award in 2008. For more information, go online to http://www.brhope.com.

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