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Literary Luncheon in New Orleans

The Alzheimer's Association's Third Annual Literary Luncheon will be held on Friday, May 9 from 11:30a.m. - 2:00p.m. at the historic Poydras Home. The program features noted contemporary authors who discuss their writing careers and most recent literary work.  Eric Paulsen and Sally-Ann Roberts will emcee the luncheon and discuss their inspirational book, The Power is On: A Little Book of Hope. We are excited to be joined by authors Patrice Kononchek, In a While, Crocodile: The New Orleans Slow Cooker Recipes; Bonnie Warren, New Orleans Historic Homes; and Carolyn Kolb, New Orleans Memories: One Writer's City. Please visit here for details or email Chet Harrell charrell@alz.org.


Strike Out Alzheimer's

Have fun bowling while promoting awareness and raising funds to Strike Out Alzheimer's! The Third Annual Strike Out Alzheimer's event is Saturday, May 3 from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at Lafayette Lanes. Registration is $40 a person (t-shirts, door prize tickets, lunch and refreshments are included) and company sponsorships are also available! For further details, please view here or contact event coordinator Derwin Pitre with SouthernCare Hospice:  lafayette@southerncareinc.com / 337.291.1818 print registration form.


Fishing for Memories

Carrick and Holly Boffy are planning their sixth annual fishing rodeo, Fishing for Memories, on June 19-22 at the Abbeville Harbor and Terminal boat launch in Intracoastal City. They have raised $170,000 over the past five years for the Alzheimer's Association and continue their support with such a great event! The rodeo will include both inshore and offshore categories with a youth division, live music on Friday and Saturday night, and family oriented activities during the day on Saturday. If you are interested in sponsoring or attending, please view here. You may also contact Carrick at 337.254.4880 or fishingformemories@gmail.com for further details. Be sure to "like" them on Facebook or visit their website for updates!


State Advocacy Day

Join us in Baton Rouge to speak to your elected officials on the impact Alzheimer's has had on you and your loved ones. Be sure to wear purple and meet us at the Capitol on Wednesday, April 23 in the Governor's Press Room. Opening remarks begin at 10 a.m. For more info, click here.

 



Join the Louisiana chapter for its Blondes vs. Brunettes flag football game on Saturday, June 14. Visit here for more information or contact Tricia Ory at tory@alz.org or 225.910.2835.


2014 Dementia Conference - Lafayette

Save the date for our "Dementia Conference for Caregivers, Health Professionals, and People Living with Dementia". This educational and support series will focus on topics such as legal and financial issues for families facing the disease, safety, caregiver resources, medical treatments and updates on the latest research. Please mark your calendars for Wednesday, June 18 from 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the South Regional Library. Registration is free and open to the public. Please call 1.800.272.3900 to register or contact Knesha Rose at 504.30-2426 or krose@alz.org for more information.


2014 Dementia Conference - New Orleans

Family Caregivers: Please join the Alzheimer's Association and Volunteer Leadership from New Orleans to discuss topics in safety, medical, and legal issues; caregiving throughout all stages of the disease; and disaster preparedness for you and your loved one. The program will be held on Wednesdays, May 7, 14, and 21. View here for further details.


Alzheimer's Information Meetings for Caregivers

Throughout the month of May, the Alzheimer's Association Louisiana Chapter and Bossier Parish Community College will host four seminars discussing topics, ranging from Alzheimer's disease research to helpful caregiving tips to assist caregivers. The seminars take place each Tuesday, 10 a.m.-noon in Room 226, Building D at Bossier Parish Community College on 6220 E. Texas Avenue in Bossier City. Click here for event details and call 318.861.8680 for more information.     
 

 


 

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