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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Visit alzheimersnavigator.org for more information and to
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
July 10, 6 - 8 p.m. YAAA! will be holding their monthly
meeting. Location TBA. Contact Ginny Harrington
for more information at email@example.com. More information about YAAA!
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!
Rona Altschuler, Peninsula Walk Chair, at 757.329.4440 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
RSVP to Kristy Wyngaarden at
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 email@example.com
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
Sign up now at www.alz.org/walk!
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
To follow breaking
news released at AAIC, visit www.alz.org/aaic from July 14-19.
New Caregiver Center Launched
We've launched a new online Caregiver Center at
www.alz.org/care 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.
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.
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!
If you are interested
in more information on how to join this new group or start one at your school,
email Jennifer Crabtree at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Follow them on
Twitter or "Like" them on Facebook!
An Alzheimer's Researcher Ends Up on the Drug She Helped
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
Love Giver - Excerpt from Mark Shriver's Book: A Good Man:
The End of Alzheimer's Can Start Today: Article
Special thanks to our major corporate sponsors!
Thank you for advertising: ClareBridge!
If you are interested in becoming a corporate sponsor, advertising, or just want to get your company involved, contact Gino Colombara at email@example.com.
are also taking place each month.