From its founding in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association has led the fight to make Alzheimer's disease a national priority. During November, the Greater Richmond Chapter marks the awareness month by hosting an Alzheimer's Advocate Recognition Reception. On Wednesday, November 5, 2014, the Alzheimer's Association Greater Richmond Chapter held its Eighth Annual Alzheimer's Advocate Recognition Reception at the Virginia Historical Society. The event was emceed by Easy 100.9 FM's Bill Bevins. Advocacy is a major component of our mission and all of our advocates play an important role in improving the quality of life for people with Alzheimer's disease and their families. Their combined voices provide hope and are a powerful tool for change. This year's honorees included Robert B. Schaefer; Delegate Christopher K. Peace; and Seniors Guide.
To learn more about this year's honorees, please click here.
Left to Right: Emcee Bill Bevins; Chapter CEO Sherry
Peterson; Robert Schaefer; Seniors Guide Johnny Ross;
Delegate Christopher Peace
2014 Estes Express Conference on Dementia
On November 10, over 225 caregivers, both personal and professional, attended the Alzheimer's Association Greater Richmond Chapter's Annual Conference on Dementia. This year's Conference featured guest speakers Adam Rosenblatt, MD, head of the Psychiatric Unit at Medical College of Virginia, and Faculty member at MCV-VCU; Maria Carrilo, PhD, Vice President, Medical and Scientific Relations, for the Alzheimer's Association; Joyce Simard, MSW, social worker and dementia care specialist; and Karen Stobbe, actress, director, and writer.
We'd like to thank our Presenting Sponsor, Estes Express Lines, and all the Conference sponsors: Care Advantage; Door to Door Solutions; Greenfield Senior Living Residences; The Memory Center Richmond; Spring Arbor of Richmond and Salisbury for making this year's event a huge success!