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Reason to Hope Dinner


We are thrilled to share that the 2015 Reason To Hope Dinner, honoring Antonio B. Pomerleau, was the most successful in our five-year Dinner history!

Co-chairs Dan Feeney and Michael Seaver are pleased to announce that $103,000 has been raised to date.  With the help of a stellar Dinner Committee, this event continues to raise awareness and fuel the momentum of the Alzheimer's movement.

With a videotaped message from Senator Leahy and words of congratulations from Mayor Miro Weinberger, Ernie Pomerleau and Michael Seaver, Mr. Pomerleau took the stage to accept the Alzheimer's Association, Vermont Chapter's highest honor - the Community Leadership and Activist Award.

It was a memorable evening that also included an inspirational message from our Mission Speaker and National Board Member, Joan Uronis. Please click here to read her heartfelt story and message of hope.  The closing ceremony included spotlight vignettes from friends and advocates of the Alzheimer's Association Tammy Johnson, Mohamed Basha, Robert Cassella and Sheila Dooley who pledged to continue their work to move the mission of the Alzheimer's Association forward.

Thank you to all who were involved.  The Burlington Free Press included a full page thank you advertisement in the Sunday, May 31, 2015 edition. To view a PDF version of the ad please click here.

News & Updates

June 5, 2015: Local 22 Highlights The Alzheimer's Association's Approaching Alzheimer's: First Responder Training
Click here to watch Local 22 feature Northfield Police Department's efforts to improve the way they respond to residents with Alzheimer's.

March 15, 2015: Burlington Free Press highlights the 2015 Camel's Hump Challenge
Read more about this unique endurance ski event that raises funds for the Alzheimer's Association Vermont Chapter.

March 3, 2015: "Still Alice" and the State of Alzheimer's Disease in Vermont
Jessie Cornell, community outreach specialist at the Alzheimer's Association Vermont Chapter, was featured as a guest writer on UVM Medical Center's daily blog. The blog features information on Alzheimer's Disease, the film "Still Alice" and an invitation to join the Alzheimer's Association Vermont Chapter for Community Conversations: "Still Alice" and the state of Alzheimer's in Vermont on Wednesday, March 4 at the Fletcher Free Library, 6-7:30 pm. There is no fee to attend, but registration is requested - please call 800.272.3900.

January 21, 2015: "Near & Far" features Alzheimer's Association
The Alzheimer's Association Vermont Chapter's Community Outreach Specialist, Jessie Cornell, spoke with host Richard Kemp on Channel 17 Town Meeting Television's program "Near & Far" to discuss the impact of Alzheimer's disease in Vermont and how the Alzheimer's Association serves the community.

January 20, 2015: WCAX covers community dialogue about Alzheimer's
The Burlington community gathered to discuss Alzheimer's and related dementias in the early stages. Individuals living with dementia and their spouses served as panelists, sharing their stories and answering questions from the audience.

December 14, 2014: Aging Matters, a production of Champlain Valley Agency on Aging, was broadcast on WIZN 106.7
Listen to the interview with host Sarah Lemnah and Alzheimer's Association Vermont Chapter community outreach specialist, Jessie Cornell.

Winter 2014 issue: The Center on Aging at The University of Vermont newsletter
The newsletter discusses the importance of early detection and professional development opportunities. Click here for more information about Alzheimer's Association cognitive assessment resources available for professionals.

December 16, 2014: UVM Medical Center's daily blog features Alzheimer's Association volunteer
Jim Dooley, a retired counselor for the VA, a Vietnam Veteran and a volunteer for the Alzheimer's Association, shares his thoughts on living with his early-stage Alzheimer's diagnosis

December 3, 2014: Vermont staff writes for The University of Vermont Medical Center blog
Read more about the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's disease discussed by community outreach specialist Jessie Cornell.

November 20, 2014: "Across the Fence" features information on Memory Cafes
Select the video under "11/20/14 Memory Cafes: Responding to the Challenges of Living with Memory Loss" to watch the interview including chapter community outreach specialist, Jessie Cornell.

November 14, 2014: Brattleboro Reformer discusses Alzheimer's disease awareness
Read more about how the Alzheimer's Association Vermont Chapter is fighting Alzheimer's!

September 29, 2014: The Bennington Banner covers the Vermont chapter Bennington Walk
Read more about the event, which took place Sept. 28. There's still time to raise funds and donate!

September 21, 2014: Mission Speaker Gloria McGrail shares her secret to "creating moments of joy" at the Vermont Walk to End Alzheimer's
Read Gloria's remarks about her husband's - and family's - Alzheimer's journey at the 2014 Walk to End Alzheimer's in Shelburne.

September 16, 2014: Brattleboro Reformer covers the Vermont chapter Brattleboro Walk
Read more about the event, which took place Sept. 14. There's still time to raise funds and donate!

August 24, 2014: Aging Matters, a production of Champlain Valley Agency on Aging, was broadcast on WIZN 106.7
Listen to the interview with host Sarah Lemnah and Alzheimer's Association Vermont Chapter staff: executive director Martha Richardson and development director Jane Mitchell.

August 22, 2014: Vermont Town Hall Meeting on Alzheimer's
View the program here.

August 7, 2014: Walk to End Alzheimer's Kickoff Event
To help launch Walk season in Vermont, the Alzheimer's Association Vermont Chapter held a community kickoff celebration on Thursday, August 7, at the Free Press Media Innovation Incubator, announcing its 2014 fundraising goal of $200,000. Sign up for a Walk near you!



At the August 7 kickoff event, Patrice Thabault, Home Instead Senior Care franchise owner, announced Dr. Daniel Bean as the Vermont winner of the Home Instead 2014 Salute to Senior Service Contest® and presented the Alzheimer's Association with a $500 donation on Bean's behalf. Pictured above alongside Thabault (left) and Bean (center), is Alzheimer's Association Vermont Chapter executive director, Martha Richardson.  


 

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