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Alzheimer's care 

MALACCA Hospital, Alzheimer's DiseaseFoundation Malaysia and the Rotary Club ofKota Melaka are jointly organising a publicforum on 'Dementia is Everyone's Business'on March 16 at Hospital Malacca. The forumwill be of special interest to families andcaregivers of Alzheimer's patients. There isno charge but register by today as places are limited. For further information or registration, contact 013-326 1940 

EPF office 

THE EPF has opened its new office in Mersingeffective Feb 5. The office is open Monday to Friday between 8.15pm to 4.45pm. The office is located at Lot No. 2, Bandar Tepian Sungai, Jalan Jemaluang. For more information, contact the office at 07-798 2633. 

Hospice support 

THE Rotary Hospice Programme providesfree home support services for terminally-ill cancer patients. Services include nursing care and emotional support. For more information, call 07-222 7458 or 07-222 2403. 

Recycle old books 

DON'T know what to do with old books thatyou don't read anymore? Bring them to theRed Bookshop at the Sarawak State Library,Kuching. It buys and sells second hand fiction and children's titles. Call 082-446622 for more information. 

Traditional therapy 

THE Ginger Garden at Sarakraf Pavilion,Kuching, offers traditional Sarawakian massage treatment. Try the shoulder massagethat uses a Bidayuh ginger and herbalrecipes, an Iban anti-aging facial mask therapy or a full body massage using different herbal mixtures and indigenous reflexology methods. Prices range from RM15 for the shoulder massage to RM120 for an hour-long full body massage session. Treatment is by appointment only. Call Sarakraf Pavilion at 082-258771. 

Women crisis hotline 

WOMEN in crisis or distress can call SarawakWomen for Women Society (SWWS) crisishotline. The multi-lingual service, mannedby trained women volunteers, is free ofcharge. It is aimed at providing moral support and counselling to women. The hotline can be reached at 082-422660. The service is available from 7pm to 9pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. The hotline can also be contacted from 9am to 11am on Wednesday and Thursday and 2pm to 4pm on Tuesday. 

Kuching heritage expo 

KUCHING Heritage Trails Exhibition will beheld until Thursday at the Sarawak TourismComplex (old Courthouse) featuring amongothers 25 historical buildings constructedduring the Brooke era. 

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