Alzheimer's Association

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Walk to End Alzheimer's®

Workplace Giving 

Win a Car!

YAAA!, Young Professionals Group

Caregiver Education Classes

Professional Training

Chicken Soup for the Soul



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Walk to End Alzheimer's® 

This walk is personal. 

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. You could be featured on our new blog!


Alzheimer's isn't waiting. Sign up a team today. Visit us at or click on any of the links below: 

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

Although the Western Tidewater and the Old Dominion University Satellite (search ODU in team name box) Walks have passed, you can still donate and fundraise! You can also view the great photos!

Western Tidewater Walk Photos
ODU Walk Photos 

Workplace Giving Campaigns

The Chapter is a proud member of Community Health Charities of Virginia. Show your support during your workplace giving campaign by choosing the Southeastern Virginia Chapter's agency code #6002 or code #13194 depending on the campaign. Or if you prefer to designate your gift to our national organization, look for the Alzheimer’s Association (code #11234) without the local chapter designation in the Combined Federal Campaign. By double-checking the name you are ensuring that your gift is being directed to exactly where you want it to go. You can also support our chapter through your local United Way campaign! Many local United Ways support Donor Choice (write-in option) in their general workplace campaigns. All you have to do is simply write in: Alzheimer’s Association Southeastern Virginia Chapter. If you have any questions about Donor Choice, please call the chapter (800.272.3900) or your nearest United Way.



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 or to RSVP.

YAAA! (Young Professionals Group) South Hampton Roads
October - Join our Walk to End Alzheimer's teams! Walk with us! Register now on our YAAA! team:
Virginia Beach
October 8 - Monthly Meeting (South Hampton Roads), 6 p.m. Location TBA.
October 20 - Social: Wine Festival in Norfolk.

YAAA! (Young Professionals Group) Peninsula/Williamsburg
October 12 - Thirty-One Fundraiser / Girl's 2-4 p.m. Fundraiser for our Walk to End Alzheimer's Team! Event will be at a YAAA! member's home in the Menchville area of Newport News. Join us for appetizers, desserts and wine! If you are interested, email Kristy at
October - Join our Walk to End Alzheimer's teams! Walk with us! Register now on one of our YAAA! teams:
November 20 - Monthly Meeting/Social (Peninsula), 6 p.m. Brickhouse Tavern in Port Warwick. Confirm attendance to

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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. *If there are no sign-ups, there will be no class

o October 9, 1:30 - 3 p.m., Franklin. 
o October 15, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Hampton.
o October 16, 1 - 3 p.m., Norfolk. 
October 8, 1-3 p.m., Williamsburg.
o November 5, 6 - 8 p.m., Norfolk. 
o November 18, 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

Living with Alzheimer’s for People in Early-Stage, including Younger-Onset
Newport News, October 2013 (Exact dates and times for this series will be determined based on the schedules of those who respond.)
If you are someone who has been recently diagnosed with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment or early-stage Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder, please call our office to register with Carol Gurioli (757.459.2405) for this 4-week education program being offered for the first time through our chapter. Although this series is intended for the diagnosed individual, we also invite interested family members to attend with them. 

Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers
Williamsburg, November 8 & 15.
Pre-registration is requested so that sufficient materials are available. Call 800.272.3900 or email to express interest in this program. This 8-week series planned to begin during November to coincide with National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and finish up after the holiday (dates after the holiday will be posted soon). This dynamic curriculum developed by the national Alzheimer’s Association features video from family caregivers, professionals, and individuals in the early stages of Alzheimer’s and their care partners. The series is divided into early-, middle- and late-stage topics; a workbook for each stage is distributed to the participants to enhance their use of the wealth of material provided. Two additional installments cover Legal and Financial Matters and include a workbook as well. Many caregivers have chosen to attend all installments; however, it is appropriate to attend the stage that is most relevant for you.


Professional Training

October 10 - Reducing Pain/Understanding Wandering at DSS Licensing, Pembroke 4, Suite 300, 291 Independence Boulevard, Virginia Beach. Class equals 4 contact hours. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER! To pre-register, email

October 23 - Activities Easy as Pie/Environment & Safety 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

November 6 - Activities Easy As Pie/ Coping with Stress at DSS Licensing, Pembroke 4, Suite 300, 291 Independence Boulevard, Virginia Beach. Class equals 4 contact hours. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER! To pre-register, email

Chicken Soup for the Soul
Submit your story for Chicken Soup for the Soul

 Submissions are due Oct. 15. 

We are pleased to announce that the Alzheimer’s Association® is working with Chicken Soup for the Soul to make a very special and important book: Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living with Alzheimer’s & Other Dementias. And we invite you to submit a story!

Living with Alzheimer’s or caring for someone with the disease is life changing. If you are facing Alzheimer’s or another dementia, you have a unique opportunity to share your story and turn your experience into inspiration for others confronting the disease.

Your personal perspective as an individual living with the disease, a caregiver or an affected friend or family member will provide practical advice, encouragement, insight and support to readers. Your words will inspire and comfort others going through similar experiences and let them know that they are not alone.

To learn more, including details on submission and guidelines for story length, please visit

During the submission process, authors should note if they have an affiliation with a specific Association chapter in the "Additional Comments" box. Chicken Soup will make a $200 donation for each story that is accepted where the author identifies a chapter so make sure you type in Alzheimer's Association Southeastern Virginia Chapter!


FUNdraisers and Social Events:

If you are having a fundraiser to benefit the Alzheimer's Association, please email so we can add it to the list!


October 5 - Eastern Shore Tractor Open House/Alzheimer's Fundraiser - 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Yuk Yuk & Joe's Restaurant is catering this event and selling 50/50 raffles, giving away t-shirts, selling bracelets, car raffle tickets, and more! (757) 678-7870. Flyer. Gift Basket Raffle Prizes.


October 3 - Mooyah Fundraiser - 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.  Bayada Walk team is hosting this fundraiser at Mooyah, 249 Richmond Rd #102, Williamsburg. 

October 6 - Car Wash Fundraiser - 10 a.m. - 1p.m. Farmers and Citizens Bank, 7534 Richmond Rd, Norge. Sponsored by Olive Branch Christian Youth Group to support the OBCC We Won't Forget Walk to End Alzheimer's Team.

October 7 - Sweet Frog Fundraiser - 4 p.m. to close. Bayada Walk team is hosting this fundraiser at Sweet Frog, 4907 Courthouse St. Williamsburg.

October 12 - Thirty-One Fundraiser / Girl's Day In - 2-4 p.m. Help support the Peninsula YAAA! (our young professionals group) Walk to End Alzheimer's Team! Event will be at a YAAA! member's home in the Menchville area of Newport News. Join us for appetizers, desserts and wine! If you are interested, email Kristy at

October 17 - Memories on Display Fundraiser - 5:30 - 7 p.m. at NewTown Art Gallery in Williamsburg. Enjoy this elegant evening by viewing artwork created by Williamsburg residents who participated in the Memories in the Making© Art Program for those with memory loss. Appetizers and wine will be served. Donations will be accepted for the Williamsburg Walk to End Alzheimer's. For more information regarding this event contact: Marjorie Hilkert 757-345-6977. Flyer.


TBA - Send in your fundraisers to You can fundraise until November 30.


October 2 - Dip, Decorate, and Donate! - 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Association. Supplies provided for wine glass decorating, just bring your $10 donation and a friend. This will be a fun event not to be missed! RSVP by September 25 to 436-9618.  Flyer.

October 3 - Shorebreak Fundraiser - 5 - 9 p.m. at Shorebreak Pizza, Sports, and Billiards, 2941 Shore Drive in Virginia Beach. Join the All Heart Home Health & Hospice's Walk to End Alzheimer’s Team for dinner, fun & fundraising! Shorebreak will donate 18% of your purchase and Kindred Healthcare will generously match, dollar for dollar, the total donation! Bring your family, Shorebreak is a family friendly sports restaurant with a kids' game room!  Flyer. 

October 19 - Pirate Scavenger Hunt - Hosted by the Parrot Head Club of Tidewater to benefit the South Hampton Roads Walk to End Alzheimer's. Hunt will begin at A.J. Gators in Fairfield Shopping Center. Registration Starts at: 2 p.m. After Party: 4:30 to 6:30 with music by Win Winslow! Costumes are welcomed and encouraged! Teams of 2 are $10 per person. Auction to be held at after-party. Contact Kathy Jamerson with any questions at


Homemade Cupcake Fundraiser - Kimberly Phelps is using the skills her grandmother taught her to raise money for her Walk to End Alzheimer’s team. She is baking cupcakes in memory of her grandmother, Dorothy Jane Athey Nance, who passed away from Alzheimer’s disease. To order cupcakes call Kimberly at 641-1310 or email her for a list of cupcake flavors: You must pick up your order near downtown Suffolk. More info.



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. 


National News

Rising Alzheimer's disease puts strain on caregivers - USA Today 
Test of Alzheimer’s Drug Gets Large Federal Grant - The New York Times
Eating fish may not help with memory, thinking skills - USA Today 
Increase Alzheimer's research funding: Column - USA Today
Alzheimer's Is No Joke - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Local News 

Selling Cupcakes for a Cause - Suffolk News-Herald
Help available for families dealing with Alzheimer’s - Suffolk News-Herald 
Hundreds walk to support Alzheimer’s programs - Suffolk News-Herald 
Monarchs Participate In ODU Alzheimer's Awareness Walk - ODU Athletics
Overwhelming burden, cost of Alzheimer's to triple, report says - CNN (Family is from Newport News!) 
Walk to End Alzheimer's - WVEC-13 
Audience: Walk to End Alzheimer's - Hampton Roads Show 

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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

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