New Alzheimer’s program in Chelsea

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America has opened the nation’s first Leeza’s Place, a center for caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s and those recently diagnosed with any memory disorder, in Chelsea.

The center in A.F.A.’s headquarters on the sixth floor of 322 Eighth Ave. at 26th St. across the street from the Penn South co-op, is co-sponsored by the Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation, organized by Leeza Gibbons, a South Carolina television personality whose mother and grandmother were afflicted with memory disorders. Penn South is known as a NORC, or naturally occurring retirement community.

The center will offer programs that meet the needs of caregivers, families and people with disorders including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, stroke, traumatic brain injury and other cognitive disorders. For more information about Leeza’s Place, visit www.leezasplace.org and for more information about the A.F.A., visit www.alzfdn.org or call 866-232-8484.