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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

Alzheimer’s Navigator™ guides you through the disease


A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia raises many questions for people with the disease and their caregivers. And everyone’s situation is different. Alzheimer’s Navigator™ is designed to help both individuals with Alzheimer’s and caregivers develop a customized action plan of information, support and community resources. Alzheimer’s Navigator, created by the Alzheimer’s Association, is an online assessment program that helps persons with dementia and caregivers evaluate their needs, execute and coordinate action steps, and be linked to Association chapter programs, local community services and referrals. After answering a welcome survey, users will find recommendations for additional in-depth surveys tailored to specific needs. Responses to the recommended surveys help formulate an action plan featuring suggestions, tips and strategies and links to materials and local resources. 

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Boardwalk Burgers

June 20th: Today is The Longest Day

If you aren't playing tennis at our Ace It For Alzheimer's event, you can still help by grabbing some food at Boardwalk Fresh Burgers and Fries at ODU's University Village, 4200 Monarch Way, Norfolk! They will donate 10% of your order to Ace It For Alzheimer's. Just mention the event when you order anytime on June 20th from 11:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.  Special thank you to Boardwalk for donating water for the Ace It For Alzheimer's event!   



2012 Annual Pet Parade

June 23, 10 - 12 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 4560 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach. Cost: Free - This fantastic event is back for another year! Bring your pets and dress them in their favorite costume to be a part of the parade. All pets that will be participating in the parade must be pre-registered by calling Kat at 757-495-4211 and must be lined up by 10:30 the morning of the event. Come enjoy food, games, petting farm, pony rides, and much more. All proceeds made from concessions and pony rides will be donated to the Alzheimer's Association.

Pampered Chef "Fun Raiser"

 June 24, 11 - 1:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 4560 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach. 757-495-4211. Hosted by Angela Campbell. Have fun shopping for new kitchen gadgets and essentials, and help support a worthy cause, too! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association. Flyer.

Family Night" at Chick-fil-A Fundraiser

June 25, 5 -8 p.m at the Chick-fil-A at Salem Crossing, 2013 Lynnhaven Parkway, Virginia Beach location only. Our Lady of Perpetual Help’s “Angel’s for the Cure” Walk To End Alzheimer's Team is hosting this event to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association. Chick-fil-A will donate up to 15% of the evening’s sales to the Alzheimer’s Association. You must bring in this flyer.

YAAA! (Young Adults for Alzheimer's Awareness) Monthly Meeting

July 10, 6 - 8 p.m. YAAA! will be holding their monthly meeting. Location TBA. Contact Ginny Harrington for more information at More information about YAAA!


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Peninsula Walk to End Alzheimer's™ Kick-Off Party - July 17

5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Aroma Specialty Coffees & Gourmet Bakery, 706 Town Center Drive, Suite 104, Newport News. Find out how you and your family and friends can walk to end Alzheimer’s!

Arrow Button Questions? Contact Rona Altschuler, Peninsula Walk Chair, at 757.329.4440 or   

ColdStone Creamery Fundraiser

July 19, 4:30 -7:30 p.m.  Town Center – Va. Beach. 497-7555. Bring in the flyer and we will get a percentage of sales! 

Save the Date! Media Advocacy Volunteer Training

Would you like to become a volunteer media advocate for the Alzheimer's Association? We will be offering a special training. If you are interested in writing letters to editor, blogging, sharing information on social media, speaking on the radio, TV, or to print publications, please sign up for one of the following dates:

August 9, 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Alzheimer's Association, 6350 Center Drive, Norfolk.
January 24, 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Victory Family YMCA, 101 Long Green Boulevard, Yorktown.

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Proud Regional Sponsor

2012 Walk to End Alzheimer's
September & October

Start fundraising and recruiting your team now. We have plenty of ideas if you need any help. If you raise $100, you will earn a Walk T-shirt...ask 10 friends for $10 and you're there! For questions about the walk, please email Jennifer Crabtree, Development Manager, at or call her at 800.272.3900.

Western Tidewater - Suffolk-September 22
Eastern Shore - Nassawaddox-September 29
South Central - Farmville-October 4
South Hampton Roads - Virginia Beach-October 14
Peninsula - Newport News-October 20
Williamsburg - October 27

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Alzheimer's Association International Conference®

July 14-19, 2012 Vancouver, Canada

The Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) is the world's leading forum on dementia research. This annual conference serves as a catalyst for new knowledge about dementia researchand provides a venue for scientists worldwide to share their latest findings.

The content presented at AAIC is created by researchers for their peers, serving to advance the areas of dementia science that are critical to the success of the field and the discovery of scientific breakthroughs leading to methods of prevention, treatment and, ultimately, a cure for Alzheimer's disease.

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New Caregiver Center Launched

We've launched a new online Caregiver Center at to provide caregivers with easy-to-navigate information and support.  We've added and expanded information on many topics, including early-stage caregiving, middle-stage caregiving and late-stage caregiving.


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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

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

Arrow Button Follow them on Twitter or "Like" them on Facebook!


Recent News

 An Alzheimer's Researcher Ends Up on the Drug She Helped Invent: Article

 Working Mother Magazine has launched new survey results highlighting the burden of Alzheimer’s on working mothers: Article

 Why Berries May Delay Memory Decline: Blog

 How Animal Therapy Helps Demetia Patients: Article

 Award-Winning Alzheimer's Love Story, 'The Little Yellow One': Blog

 Love Giver - Excerpt from Mark Shriver's Book: A Good Man: Blog

 The End of Alzheimer's Can Start Today: Article


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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 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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