Local surgeon speaks at senior center

SNELLVILLE - Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Craig Mines will speak at the Snellville Senior Center June 25 on joint replacement-prevention and what to know about the procedure.

Mines is in private practice in Snellville and is on the medical staff at Emory Eastside Medical Center. He was certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery in 2002.

The program starts at 2 p.m. and is free to the public. The Snellville Senior Center is located at 2350 Oak Road in Snellville.

Wife of Muhammad Ali to visit Atlanta

ATLANTA - Lonnie Ali, wife of Muhammad Ali, will be in Atlanta on Thursday to talk about Parkinson's disease and the resources available to those who care for the more than 1.5 million Americans with the disease.

Ali, a care giver to her husband since his Parkinson's disease diagnosis more than 20 years ago, will provide caregiver tips based on her real life experiences on how to keep a loved one active, juggle family commitments and manage medications.

Parkinson's disease is a chronic, progressive disorder of the central nervous system. Symptoms include slowness of movement, tremor, muscle stiffness and postural instability. There is no cure for the disease and the cause is unknown.

The event, sponsored by the Georgia chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association, will be held at the Cobb Galleria Centre, Ballroom B, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA, 30339. The event starts at 1 p.m. and will conclude about 3 p.m. To reserve a seat, call 404-778-7777. The registration fee is $15 per couple and $10 per individual. Parking is free.