See what's going on in and around town this month. Get involved.
Living with Alzheimer's Series- For Late Stage Caregivers
May 30, Parts 1 & 2
6-8 p.m. Alzheimer's Association Chapter Office, 6350 Center Drive, Room 115, Norfolk
In the late stage of Alzheimer's disease, caregiving typically involves new ways of connecting and interacting with the person with the disease. Hear from caregivers and professionals about resources, monitoring care and providing meaningful connection for the person with late-stage Alzheimer's and their families.
Young Adults for Alzheimer's Awareness (YAAA!) Hampton Roads- New Member Recruitment Social
May 30, 6-8 p.m. Guadalajara's, Town Center, Virginia Beach
Join this action-oriented group and get to know ways you can get involved as a young professional to help spread awareness about the Alzheimer's Association's mission. For questions about the group, please email Brooke Enscore Floyd, YAAA! Hampton Roads VP, Membership at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Living with Alzheimer's Series – Financial Aspects
June 6, 6-8 p.m. Alzheimer's Association, 6350 Center Drive, Rm 115, Norfolk. If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, the time for financial planning is now. Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease is a workshop, presented by the Alzheimer’s Association, for anyone who would like to know more about what financial issues to consider and how to put plans in place. Program takes 2 full hours, please arrive by 5:45 p.m. Bring a bag dinner. Call 800.272.3900 to register for each session by Monday of that week.
Family Orientation- South Hampton Roads
June 4, 6-8 p.m. Alzheimer's Association Chapter Office, 6350 Center Drive, Room 115, Norfolk.
June 19, 1 - 3 p.m. Alzheimer's Association Chapter Office, 6350 Center Drive, Room 115, Norfolk.
Family Orientation- Western Tidewater
June 12, 1:30-3 p.m. Emmanual Episcopal Church, 400 N. High Street, Franklin
Family Orientation- Peninsula
June 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sentara Careplex, Conference Room A, Hampton
Family Orientation- Eastern Shore & South Central
By Appointment only
Family Orientation- Williamsburg
By Appointment only
All orientations are free, however registration is required. Call 800.272.3900 to register. Classes may not be held if there are not enough registrations. Orientations are usually after diagnosis through the middle stage of dementia. Each participant will receive the chapter's local resource manual, Getting Started. Family and friends of the diagnosed only, please.
Walk to End Alzheimer's® Team Captain & Participant Workshops
(You need only attend 1 session.) Participants in Walk can come and immerse themselves in a Walk to End Alzheimer's overview, learn fundamentals of the disease, and maximize team and monetary recruitment. You can also come and pick up some materials. Refreshments and a light lunch or dinner will be served.
June 18, 12 Noon to 1:30 p.m., Harbourway at Atlantic Shores, 1217 Alliance Drive, Virginia Beach. RSVP to Jenn.Crabtree@alz.org by Friday, June 14.
June 20, 5:30-7 p.m., Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 4560 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach. RSVP to Jenn.Crabtree@alz.org by Friday, June 14.
June 25, 12 Noon to 1:30 p.m., Pacifica Senior Living, 5417 Wesleyan Drive, Virginia Beach. RSVP to Jenn.Crabtree@alz.org by Friday, June 21.
June 27, 12 Noon to 1:30 p.m., Bay Lake Retirement and Assisted Living, 4225 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach. RSVP to Jenn.Crabtree@alz.org by Friday, June 21.
The Longest Day®
June 21. On June 21, 2013, the longest day of the year, teams across the northern hemisphere will participate in a sunrise-to-sunset endurance activities to honor the passion, dedication and strength displayed by people with Alzheimer's and their caregivers, and to raise funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. This event is about love, patience, strength and endurance — but it's also about a challenge. Join us and be part of the second year! This event allows you and your team to participate with ultimate flexibility. Select an activity and work together with your friends and family to map out a course. The Alzheimer's Association will help you plan, provide fundraising support and connect you to a virtual community of other participants. We'll also be cheering you on throughout The Longest Day! Your team doesn't even have to all be in the same state or perform the same activity! (One team member must be moving from sunrise to sunset. Example: Cindy walks for 2 hours in Virginia, Tom plays tennis for 2 hours in Maine, etc. or Cindy runs for two hours, Tom runs for the next two hours, etc.)
Sign up for more information. Or contact Jennifer Crabtree at Jenn.Crabtree@alz.org.
Professional Training: Activities w/ a Proven Track Record/ Q & A for Direct Care Staff
June 5, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at DSS Licensing, Pembroke 4, Suite 300, 291 Independence Boulevard, Virginia Beach) If you are a professional who cares for individuals with memory loss, we have essential training for you. These classes are available at no cost due to our partnership with Southside Geropsychiatric Services. Attendees will receive certificates of course completion at the end of each class. You must RSVP to email@example.com.
If you are having a fundraiser to benefit the Alzheimer's Association, please email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can add it to the list!