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View Upcoming Fundraisers Thrown by Friends of the Chapter here.


 

September & October 2014

Unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions. Join us as we walk to end Alzheimer's, the nation's sixth-leading cause of death and a disease that devastates millions of families across the country. With your help, we can raise awareness and funds to enhance Alzheimer's care and support and advance critical research. Together we are an unstoppable force in the fight against Alzheimer's disease. Walk with us. Start a team...
Today.

Kick-off Meetings for all walks are found here

Registration sites are now open at www.alz.org/walk!

Western Tidewater - September 20, 2014
Farmville - October 2, 2014
Eastern Shore- October 4, 2014
South Hampton Roads - October 12, 2014
Peninsula - October 18, 2014
Williamsburg - October 25, 2014

Want to join a planning committee? Volunteers are needed for all 6 of our area walks to help with team recruitment, community outreach, awareness, logistics, and day of planning. Receive training. Make friends and help us reach our 2014 goals. Committees meet once a month from February-November. For more information, please contact the following people:

Peninsula & Williamsburg Walks- Barbara Monteith, Development Associate, bmonteith@alz.org  
Eastern Shore, Farmville, South Hampton Roads & Western Tidewater- Jennifer Chavez, Development Manager, jchavez@alz.org


SAVE THE DATE

September 17, 2014
8:00 am – 3:00 pm, Thomas Nelson Community College, Peninsula Workforce Development Center, 600 Butler Farm Road, Hampton
Cost: $10 You must pre-register
Online Registration Deadline: Monday, September 15, 2014 5:00 p.m.

OR

September 18, 2014
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Paul D. Camp Community College Regional Workforce Development Center, 100 North College Drive, Franklin
Cost: $10 You must pre-register
Registration/Room Capacity:160 attendees
Online Registration Deadline: Monday, September 15, 2014 5:00 p.m.

Featured Presentations:


“You Say Goodbye and We Say Hello:The Montessori Method for Positive Dementia Care”
Tom and Karen Brenner, authors of You Say Goodbye and We Say Hello: The Montessori Method for Positive Dementia Care will share their success and tools utilizing Montessori methods in caring for those with Alzheimer’s and related dementias.  Tom holds an MA in Gerontology and has been working as a trainer, writer and consultant in the field of aging for many years.  Karen has been an educator for over 30 years and co-founded Montessori schools in the Chicago area. 


“What you need to know about Alzheimer’s Clinical Trials”
Dr. Keith Fargo, Director of Scientific Programs & Outreach, Alzheimer’s Association, will present on the most up to date research in the field of Alzheimer’s disease.  Dr. Fargo will cover clinical trials, how they work and how the Alzheimer’s Association’s TrialMatch program can help you locate and participate in research.


“Reducing Your Risk of Dementia...tips to keep your mind sharp”
Jane Priest, National Capital Area Chapter, Alzheimer’s Association
Ms. Priest is a nurse with a passion for healthy living and will share her knowledge for healthy living as a caregiver.  Methods to relieve stress and care for one’s own health help caregivers provide better care for their loved ones.

Professionals will receive a certificate of attendance hours. Program costs $10 and includes lunch.

Online Registration Here

Print Registration Here

Alzheimer’s: A Day for Caregivers is made possible by the generous support of the Camp Family Foundation, Franklin Southampton Charities and J.L. Camp Foundation.



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