Alzheimer's Association

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Caregiver Seminar

Walk to End Alzheimer's®

World Alzheimer's Month/Ruby Tuesdays 

Win a Car!

YAAA!, Young Professionals Group

Caregiver Education Classes

Professional Training



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Day for Caregivers

Join us for this exciting event on September 10! Dr. Hamid Okhravi of Eastern Virginia Medical School will give the keynote address on the latest in research. Other presentations include "Three Old People on a Bench", an interactive program that provides a window into the world of an individual with dementia and "Building a Communication Bridge", a program that uses video and role-playing to increase your capacity to connect with and reduce anxiety in someone with dementia. This seminar is for both family caregivers and professionals. Professionals will receive a certificate of hours attended. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us! Call Sherry Warren at 800.272.3900 or email Hope to see you there! 
This event is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Camp Family Foundation, Franklin Southampton Charities and the J.L. Camp Foundation.

Walk - Register NowYou must pre-register. Registration is $10 and includes lunch.

Walk to End Alzheimer's® 

This walk is personal. 

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We all have a reason to walk. What's yours? 

Are you willing to share your story with us? If so, send us an email at with a 300 words or less description on why you participate in Walk. Alzheimer's isn't waiting. Sign up a team today. Visit us at or click on any of the links below: 

Western Tidewater Walk to End Alzheimer's
Saturday, September 21 - Constant's Wharf, 1100 E Constance Road, Suffolk, VA

Farmville Walk to End Alzheimer's
Thursday, October 3- Longwood University, 201 High Street, Farmville, VA 

Eastern Shore Walk to End Alzheimer's
Saturday, October 5 - Senior Perspectives Office, 9559 Hospital Ave, Nassawadox, VA

South Hampton Roads Walk to End Alzheimer's
Sunday, October 13 - Neptune Park, 3114 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA

Peninsula Walk to End Alzheimer's
Saturday, October 19 - Port Warwick, 3100 William Styron Square, Newport News, VA

Williamsburg Walk to End Alzheimer's
Saturday, October 26 - Matthew Whaley Elementary School, 301 Scotland St, Williamsburg, VA

Old Dominion University Satellite Walk to End Alzheimer's
Thursday, September 19 - Noon on Kaufmann Mall behind Webb Center. NOTE: You should register on the South Hampton Roads Walk registration website by including ODU in your team name or join an already registered team that has ODU in their name (ie. ODU Monarchs, etc.). 



World Alzheimer's MonthRuby Tuesday
Join us at Ruby Tuesdays on September 21!

 (select locations in Hampton Roads, you must print the flyer)

September 2013 will be the 3rd Annual World Alzheimer's Month! In honor of Alzheimer's Action Day on September 21, 2013, grab your family and friends and join us at Ruby Tuesdays (select locations in Hampton Roads). Just present the flyer to your server, and Ruby Tuesday will give back 20% of your purchase to the local Walk to End Alzheimer's. 


2013 Raffle Car

Now's your chance to win a car and raise money for the Alzheimer's Association!

Thanks to a very generous donation by a local longtime supporter we have been able to secure a car to raffle off to aid in our fundraising for the Walk to End Alzheimer's. 20,000 tickets have been printed. At $5/ticket, we have the potential to bring in $100,000 to support our mission. Selling car raffle tickets is a fun and easy way to meet your fundraising goals. You only have to sell 20 tickets to reach $100 to be eligible for a Walk t-shirt!  All registered Walk participants may sell tickets. Tickets come bundled in packs of 25. To get tickets to sell, please contact your Walk Chair. If you would like to purchase a ticket, plan to stop by our office (please call first to make sure we are here - 800.272.3900)!

Car Donated In Honor of Judith A. Orrell 
2012 Toyota Corolla S-Class from
Pearson Toyota Scion 
Drawing Date: Monday, November 11, 2013
Drawing Location: BayPort Credit Union, City Center, Newport News Additional guidelines

For questions regarding the car raffle, Walk fundraising or any additional concerns, give us a call at 800.272.3900 or email


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YAAA! Upcoming Events

YAAA! is our young professionals group. Please view more information about YAAA! and each of the events or email Brooke Floyd, VP of Membership, at to learn more.  

August 1 - Social: Peninsula Pilots Baseball Game, Hampton. 
o August 3 - Social: Pure Barre & No Frill Grill,
 Virginia Beach. 
August 13 
Monthly Meeting (South Hampton Roads), 6 p.m. Chesapeake AMF. 
August 24 - Paradise Ocean Club Socia
l, Hampton, VA. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Join us at our cabana! 
o August 30 - Fundraiser/Social: End of Summer White Party & Dinner
You don't need to be a member to attend our fundraiser! Walk Fundraiser at Sleepy Hole Golf Course in Suffolk. 
:: Dine & Donate :: 7pm – 9pm - Enjoy the views of the Nansemond River while you dine. You MUST make a reservation at 757.538.0336. The Obici House will donate 10% of all food sales for the evening. View Dinner Food Options
:: Dance Party :: 9pm – 1am - DJ Jeremy Branch will be playing all of your favorite tunes. There will be a $5 donation to get in if you do not attend the dinner. There will be door prizes, but bring cash! They will also be selling tickets for a 50/50 raffle and $5 raffle tickets to win a car. (
Drawing date for the car is Monday, November 11, 2013 at BayPort Credit Union, City Center, Newport News. You do not need to be present to win.)
o TBA - New Member Recruitment Social (Peninsula),

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Local Educational Classes Coming Up

   Orientation to Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias 

Orientations are offered free by the Alzheimer’s Association to family caregivers. Registration is required at least 2 business days in advance, call 800.272.3900. Participants will receive the Alzheimer’s Association’s local resource manual, Getting Started.
o August 6, 6-8 p.m., Norfolk.
NEW! August 13, 1-3 p.m., Williamsburg.
o August 14, 1:30 - 3 p.m., Franklin.
o August 20, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Hampton.
o August 21, 1 - 3 p.m., Norfolk. 
o September 9, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Suffolk. 
o As needed on the Eastern Shore, please call 800.272.3900 for more information.

Family Caregiver Education: "Backwards ABCs"

o August 9, 1 – 3 p.m. The "Backwards ABCs" - Topic: Behavior—understanding it as communication and managing triggers (Middle and Late Stages). 
o August 23, 1 – 3 p.m. The "Backwards ABCs" - Topic: Activities—what is meaningful and appropriate in middle and late stage? (In-home Caregiving). The "Backwards ABCs" are a series of classes focused on three topics of utmost importance to quality of life for the diagnosed person and the family caregiver: communication, behaviors and activities. These topics are addressed in reverse alphabetical order, each session building on learning from the previous one. All sessions will be held on Fridays at Churchland Library, 4934 High Street, Portsmouth. Classes are FREE but you must pre-register by the Wednesday before by calling Sherry Warren at 800.272.3900 or email Classes without at least 12 registrants will be cancelled.

Family Caregiver Education
o September 20, 2013, 1-3 p.m - Understanding and Coping with Challenging Behaviors in Caring for a Person with Dementia, Eastern Shore. FLYER

Professional Training

August 13, Eastern Shore - Making Connections, 10 AM to 12 PM, Understanding Behavioral Changes, 2 PM to 4 PM. Free. ESAA/CAA, Alzheimer's Association Field Office, 5432 Bayside Rd, Exmore, VA. For more information or to register please contact us at 800.272.3900 or email Please specify if you will be attending one or both classes. FLYER
August 15, Virginia Beach – Behavior Changes/ Restraint-Free Care at DSS Licensing, Pembroke 4, Suite 300, 291 Independence Boulevard, Virginia Beach. Each class equals 4 contact hours. Class is from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER! To pre-register, email dhssgstrain@vbgov.comFLYER
August 21, Franklin - Coping with Stress/Enhancing Mealtimes. 1 - 5 p.m. at Southampton Memorial Hospital, East Pavilion Auditorium,100 Fairview Drive, Franklin, VA. Class is free, but you MUST PRE-REGISTER! To pre-register, email or call 800.272.3900. FLYER


Alzheimer's Awareness Peninsula Pilots Baseball Game
August 1, 7:05 p.m.

Wear purple for Alzheimer’s awareness and get a $1 off your admission at War Memorial Stadium, 1889 W. Pembroke Ave, Hampton. It looks like there might be some storms coming in tonight, but as long as the game is being played, we will be there! You can call (757) 245-2222 to get information about rain delays and/or cancellations or check back on this event page . Please check the traffic before you come, there is an accident on 64-W!

Aqua Zumba 
August 24, 8 - 9:30 AM 

Join us at the pool at New Town in Williamsburg (pool is located in the Charlotte Park neighborhood at the intersection of Elizabeth Davis and Center Street). FREE admission, but donations will be accepted for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s! Event sponsored by Iron-bound Gym. FLYER 

Alzheimer's Awareness Day at Moe's, Williamsburg
September 6 

Present this coupon and Moe’s will donate 10% of your receipt to support the Riverside Center for Excellence in Aging and Lifelong Health “Total Recall” Walk to End Alzheimer’s team!

5th Annual Virginia Asset Group PingPongforCHARITY™ Tournament  
September 13 & 14 
Ping Pong for Charity

The Alzheimer’s Association (along with People in Need (PIN) Ministry, I Need a LightHouse and Vanguard Landing) will be the beneficiaries of this year's PingPongforCHARITY™ Tournament at the Virginia Beach Field House. Nearly 200 people play in the event – representing all skill levels and ranging in ages from 8 to 78. For more information, call 757-375-8198 or email Event Website        

  • Celebrity SLAMFEST Party with The DeLoreans, Auction and PRO Exhibition/Tournament - If you enjoy having fun and doing good, mark your calendar for Friday, September 13 at 7 p.m. Buy Your Tickets Now!
  • Amateur Ping Pong Tournament - Saturday, September 14, beginning at 8 a.m. Singles and Doubles, All Ages! Register to Play              

Poker Run
September 21

Our Lady of Perpetual Help will be hosting a Poker Run to support their Walk efforts. Details will be announced soon. For more information, please contact Raul Pernites at 757-495-4211.

Cozzy's Comedy Club Night
September 18

The BayPort Remembers Walk team presents Comedy Club Night at Cozzy's in Newport News. They must sell 100 tickets beforehand...please help out by buying a $10 ticket now! They have a family friendly comedian and lots of door prizes and a 50/50 raffle. Show starts at 7 p.m. For tickets, please contact Maria Owens at

 Alzheimer's Awareness at Yuk Yuk & Joe's

Every Thursday starting July 1st, Yuk Yuk & Joe’s Restaurant, 15617 Courthouse Rd., Eastville, VA, will be raising money for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s with special promotions which include selling car raffle tickets, raffles for Gift Baskets, 50/50 and much more. Customers can also sign up to join Yuk Yuk's team or start their own. - See more.

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Jilly's Bead Posse Project
Shelley Graham Turner is a Walk committee member who has a virtual team of more than 90 members from around the world who are making jewelry to support their Walk fundraising. They formed their jewelry making group to show off all the lovingly-made jewelry, which is being donated in one form or fashion to the fight against Alzheimer's disease. This group is in memory of Shelly's sister Jill, who she called Jilly. Jilly passed away on February 13, 2013 from Alzheimer's disease. Jilly’s Bead Posse's sole purpose is to raise funds to support the fight against Alzheimer’s disease! ***100% of all proceeds donated go to the Alzheimer's Association via Jilly's Bead Posse Project.  Etsy ShopPinterest

Cookbook Friendraiser
How would you feel if your traditional family recipes were lost forever? Most likely awful! When Barbara Magro heard the diagnosis of her mother’s disease in 2006 and witnessed her mother’s decline, she set out to preserve her family recipes that were at the heart of her upbringing. Recipes to Remember - My Epicurean Journey to Preserve my Mother’s Italian Cooking from Memory Loss is the result. As seen in the Wall Street Journal, Daytime TV and WPLG 10 Miami. To purchase a book for $30, please call us at 757.459.2405. $5 from each book sold through our office will be donated to our chapter. Please make checks payable to Barbara Magro and send to Alzheimer's Association, 6350 Center Drive, Suite 102, Norfolk, VA 23502.


 News from AAIC

The Alzheimer's Association International Conference 

AAIC 2013

Self-reported memory slips may be early signs of Alzheimer's — CBS News

Rare mutation may yield Alzheimer's clues — MedPage Today

Dementia screening may not offer practical benefits — MedPage Today

The 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's — CNN

New guidelines could help detect early Alzheimer’s — TODAY

Dementia risk reduced by putting off retirement, study suggests — CBS News

Retiring later could help you fend off Alzheimer's — PBS Next Avenue

Don't trust online tests for Alzheimer's disease — PBS Next Avenue

Study: Later retirement may help prevent dementia — Associated Press

Cancer, chemo led to veterans' lower risk of Alzheimer's — USA Today

Cancer and chemotherapy reduce risk of Alzheimer’s, Boston study finds — The Boston Globe

Two new Alzheimer's drugs show promise in early studies — Consumer Healthday

Early diabetes signs often missed in Alzheimer's patients — Consumer Healthday

Study finds inverse link between cancer, Alzheimer's — USA Today

Alzheimer's Meeting to Focus on Progress — MedPage Today

Local News

Ping Pong for Charity 
Yuk Yuk & Joe’s Restaurant Raises Funds for Alzheimer’s Association Care, Support & Research Programs


Thank you to our Major Corporate Sponsors!

Gold Sponsors 
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If you are interested in becoming a corporate sponsor, advertising, or just want to get your company involved, contact Gino Colombara at

Support groups taking place each month.

Educational classes and orientations on Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.

More fun events to benefit the chapter.

Free Professional Dementia Training Sessions.

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