CHARLEVOIX -- Author, consultant and former Lyme disease patient Marjorie MacArthur Veiga will be speaking on "Lyme Disease: Don't Be Scared; Be Prepared" 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, at the Charlevoix Public Library.
Veiga, a fourth generation Charlevoix summer resident, is the author of "My Lyme Guide -- Tips & Tools to Manage Lyme and Associated Illnesses." The presentation will cover how to protect your family and garden against Lyme disease, how to properly remove ticks, how to identify Lyme and co-infection symptoms, and the incidence and prevalence of Lyme in Michigan and the United States. The hour-long presentation is free and "My Lyme Guide" will be available for purchase.
Veiga has served on the board of the National Capital Lyme Disease Association as a support group leader, volunteer publicist,and fundraiser. She and eight co-authors, including experienced family practitioners, veterinarians, psychologists and caregivers, provide practical and emotional advice to patients and caregivers in 37 states, Norway, Australia, Canada and the Virgin Islands.
For more information, call the Charlevoix library at (231) 237-7340.