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Welcome to our 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, information on your fundraising efforts, and pictures to Kristy at


Advocacy Forum 2012 Thank you for lending your VOICE!

The first ever National Alzheimer's Plan was released this week by the Administration with the goal of preventing & effectively treating Alzheimer's by 2025. Your efforts got us here. You signed the petition, advocated on Capitol Hill & told elected officials that Alzheimer's couldn't wait. Your voices were heard. But our work is not done. The simple truth is that the National Alzheimer's Plan needs sufficient, dedicated funding to be effective. It's now up to Congress to decide whether this plan will mark the turning point in our nation's fight against this devastating disease. Use your voice. Ask your member of Congress to support the National Alzheimer's Plan with the resources necessary to change the trajectory of the disease. Alzheimer's will cost the nation an estimated $200 billion in 2012. If we do nothing, it will soar to $1.1 trillion by mid-century! 

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Arrow Button  View pictures of our staff and advocates in Washington, D.C. at the April Alzheimer's Association Advocacy Forum.


YAAA!'s New Member Recruitment Social
 May 31 

YAAA! (Young Adults for Alzheimer's Awareness), our young professional group, is recruiting new members between the ages of 21 to 45+. They will be holding a new member recruitment social at Jack Quinn's in Norfolk on May 31. You can stop by anytime between 6 and 8 p.m. to find out more about this energetic group and grab some dinner.

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Arrow Button  RSVP to the Facebook Event or email our YAAA! Chair, Ginny Harrington at

Jewelry Party - Christy 

    Handmade Jewelry Party & Fundraiser
June 8

5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the home of Christy Jensen in Williamsburg. Open to all supporters of the Alzheimer’s Association. Come enjoy wine and cheese and pick out a special piece of handmade jewelry for yourself or as a gift for someone else! This event is sponsored by The Center for Excellence in Aging “Total Recall” Walk to End Alzheimer’s™ team. 20% of all proceeds will support the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Flyer

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CAL Yard Sale 

   Yard & Bake Sale
June 9

8 a.m.-till? to benefit the Alzheimer's Association at 1030 Topping Ln., Hampton. Donations are still needed. If you have anything to donate, you can drop it by 1030 Topping Ln., Hampton or call Commonwealth Assisted Living at 757-826-5415 and ask for Dakota.

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 The Cove Tavern

   Williamsburg Walk to End Alzheimer's Kick-Off Party
June 9

6 - 11 p.m. Featuring live music, raffles, walk information, and fun at The Cove Tavern, 3701 Strawberry Plains Road, Williamsburg. Sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association, The Cove Tavern and London (local band). For more information, contact Williamsburg Walk Chair, Christy Jensen at

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A Round to Remember

3rd Annual "A Round to Remember" Golf Tournament Sponsored by Pacifica Senior Living
June 15

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

This nationwide event challenges teams 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.

Ace it for Alzheimer's
Locally, YAAA! and Monarchs for Memory (a new ODU organization) need more teammates to play doubles tennis matches with hand-offs in 2 hour intervals. If you are interested, please email us!

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*Get $15 off your registration fee until May 31 by entering this code: TLDMAY

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Proud Regional Sponsor


2012 Walk to End Alzheimer's
September & October

You can sign up now and start fundraising and recruiting your team. We have plenty of ideas if you need any help. For questions about the walk, please email Jennifer Crabtree, Development Manager, at or call her at 800.272.3900.

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Arrow ButtonEastern Shore - Nassawaddox-September 29
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Growing Alzheimer’s awareness in the Asian community

Alzheimer’s disease is a growing concern within the Asian/Pacific Islander community. Barriers such as cultural beliefs and language can delay or prevent early diagnosis and treatment. In order to accommodate a growing number of Asian-Americans searching for basic information about Alzheimer’s disease and caregiving, the Alzheimer’s Association has launched a new website in May with content in Chinese (traditional), Korean, Vietnamese and Japanese.

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Aroma's Coffeehouse Fundraiser

 Aroma's Coffeehouse has teamed up with the Alzheimer's Association to raise money. Every time you buy a pound of coffee for $10 from Aroma's, they will donate $3 to the Alzheimer's Association. The coupon works for tea and chocolate as well. All you have to do is present the coupon (print the flyer), and Aroma's will do the rest. This is a great deal, and can really add up over time! When you print the flyer, you can give your extras to friends, family, neighbors and co-workers. Aroma’s has two locations: Prince George street in Williamsburg and at City Center in Newport News.

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Old Dominion University's New Student Organization

As mentioned earlier in this e-newsletter, students at ODU are putting together a student organization called Monarchs for Memory modeled after the Hoos for Memory organization at University of Virginia! 

Arrow Button If you are interested in more information on how to join this new group or start one at your school, email Jennifer Crabtree at
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Thank you for your support of Sweet Memories!

We celebrated 30 years of service in southeastern Virginia at our 4th Annual Sweet Memories Champagne & Chocolate Brunch on May 6th. The keynote speaker was 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. 

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Special thanks to our major corporate sponsors!


Silver Sponsor:
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Thank you, advertisers!

If you are interested in becoming a corporate sponsor, advertising, or just want to get your company involved, contact Win Winslow at 

Support groups are also taking place each month.
Educational classes and orientations on Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. 
More fun events to benefit the chapter.  

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