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Welcome to our new monthly e-newsletter to keep you up to date on everything happening in our local chapter's 7,400 square mile area. Please send any feedback on the newsletter to Kristy.

4th Annual Sweet Memories
Champagne & Chocolate Brunch /
30th Chapter Anniversary
Sunday, May 6, 2012

Dr. DeKosky 
Join us as we celebrate 30 years of service in southeastern Virginia from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the beautiful Magnolia Room on the grounds of Atlantic Shores, 1200 Atlantic Shores Drive, Virginia Beach. 

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Steven DeKosky. Dr. DeKosky is the Vice President and Dean of the University of Virginia School of Medicine and an international leader in the field of Alzheimer’s disease research. He also served on the National Association’s Board of Directors and chaired the Association’s Medical & Scientific Committee. Dr. DeKosky was also instrumental in developing the Pittsburgh Compound B to help detect plaques in the brain. The Master of Ceremonies will be Joe Flanagan, WVEC.

Tickets are $65 per person • Corporate and table sponsorships available. Call 459-2405 to purchase tickets or visit us online. If you're unable to attend, but still want to help us celebrate our 30th Anniversary, please take a look at our donation gift registry.

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Free Educational Opportunity
Day of Caring
Alzheimer’s Caregiver Conference
 A Day of Caring on May 16 - Franklin at
Paul D. Camp Community College
 Regional Workforce Development Center.
Special thanks to the Camp Family Foundation, Franklin Southampton Charities & the J.L. Camp Foundation.
Join us on May 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for our A Day of Caring caregiver conference. Ellen Phipps, CTRC, VP of Programs and Services at the Alzheimer’s Association Central and Western Virginia Chapter and co-author of Connections: A Complete Activities Guide for Persons Diagnosed with Dementia will present an afternoon workshop. The program is based on the principles of therapeutic recreation and Montessori methods for individuals with dementia. It will provide caregivers the tools and necessary knowledge to engage in meaningful activity with persons with dementia. Additional speakers will include; Regina R. Sibal, FNP-BC, Southside GeroPsychiatric
Services, presenting Medicines to Treat AD Symptoms and Behaviors; Carter Harrison, Alzheimer’s Association State Public Policy Director for Virginia, presenting Advocacy and Public Health Policy; and there will also be an additional session on research. The program is FREE and lunch and snacks will be provided. Space is limited to 100 people.

Arrow Button  You must pre-register for this free conference, contact Sherry Warren at or 800.272.3900.     
Advocacy Alert!
Sign the Petition to the President –help us reach our goal of 250,000 signatures.

Tell President Obama to lead the fight

Urge the President to take the next bold step forward in the fight against Alzheimer's, fulfilling the promise of the National Alzheimer's Project Act passed unanimously by Congress more than a year ago. Now is the time to create a world without Alzheimer's. 
       Advocacy Forum - April 23-25, 2012 | Washington, D.C.

Advocacy Forum
Make your VOICE heard! Every story matters, every story counts. Amplify your VOICE by joining us this year as we convene in our nation's capital on April 23-25, 2012, for the Alzheimer's Association Advocacy Forum. Ask about the special student rate!

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  A Round to Remember   


3rd Annual A Round to Remember Golf Tournament Sponsored by Pacifica Senior Living

On June 15 at Cypress Point Golf & Country Club, Virginia Beach. $100 per person or $400 foursome. Check in: 11:30 a.m./Shot gun start: 1 p.m. Registration fee includes lunch, shirt, raffle items, etc. Flyer.

Arrow Button For more information contact Lutecia Eaddy, Pacifica Senior Living Administrator at 757.490.6672 or by email 

The Longest Day

June 20, 2012

The Longest Day
challenges participants to create a team to push their physical limits and complete 16 hours of consecutive endurance activities.  

It's one day to honor the passion, dedication and strength displayed by people with Alzheimer's and their caregivers every day.

This event is "Do-It-Yourself" style - participants choose their own activity, course, relay team and hand-offs throughout the day.

Arrow Button Sign up now for more information.
Arrow Button  Post in our facebook event if you are looking for teammates or email us!


YAAA Bowling 2012


YAAA!'s Black Tie Bowling Event Raised Nearly $22,000 and Counting!

Thank you to our YAAA!(Young Adults for Alzheimer's Awareness) group for putting on such a fabulous Black Tie Bowling Event that sold out and raised nearly $22,000! Thanks to all the great teams who came out, dressed up, and fund raised, and thank you to all our monetary and in-kind sponsors...we couldn't do it without you! Keep checking back for more pictures before the end of the week.

Arrow Button  If you are thinking about joining YAAA!, RSVP for their next social on May 31st.

Arrow Button  View some pictures of the event and all the crazy outfits.
Album 1, Album 2, Album 3.


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2012 Walk to End Alzheimer's
The 2012 Walk to End Alzheimer's websites are up! Sign up now and start fundraising with your team. We have plenty of ideas if you need help! For questions regarding the walk, please email Jennifer Crabtree, Development Manager, or call her at 800.272.3900.

Arrow ButtonWestern Tidewater - Suffolk-September 22
Arrow ButtonEastern Shore - Nassawaddox-September 29
Arrow ButtonSouth Central - Farmville-October 4
Arrow ButtonSouth Hampton Roads - Virginia Beach-October 14
Arrow ButtonPeninsula - Newport News-October 20
Arrow ButtonWilliamsburg -October 27

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact Win Winslow, our Marketing and Corporate Initiatives Manager.


 David Troxel      

Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Caregiver Support Presentation & Book Signing Hosted by David Troxel at Atria Virginia Beach

For more than 25 years, David Troxel, MPH, has been reinventing care for patients with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. He has co-authored five influential books, most notably A Dignified Life: The Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer's Care. David Troxel has also served as Executive Board member of the American Public Health Association and as a member of the Ethics Advisory Panel for the Alzheimer's Association. David Troxel will give an enlightening presentations followed by an open forum discussion period and complementary book signing. Atria will serve appetizers and beverages at both sessions.

These two events are being offered only to caregivers, volunteers and friends of the Alzheimer’s Association Southeastern Virginia Chapter, courtesy of Atria, on Tuesday,
May 15 at either 2 to 4 p.m. or 6 to 8 p.m. at Atria Virginia Beach, 1628 Old
Donation Parkway, Virginia Beach, VA 23454.

Arrow Button  Please RSVP by May 8th to the Atria Concierge at 757.496.8001


Support groups are also taking place each month.

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

More fun events to benefit the chapter.

Free Professional Dementia Training Sessions.

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