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Welcome to our monthly e-newsletter to keep you up to date on everything happening in our chapter's 7,400 square mile area. Please send any feedback, information on your fundraising efforts and pictures to Kristy at

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Alzheimer's Association International Conference® (AAIC) July 14 to July 19 in Vancover, Canada.

AAIC is the world's premiere forum for reporting and discussion of groundbreaking research and information on the cause, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. As a part of the Association's research program, AAIC serves as a catalyst for generating new knowledge about Alzheimer's and fostering a vital, collegial research community.
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Free E-Learning Classes in English and Spanish

o Know the 10 Signs: Early Dectection Matters.
o The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's.
o Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer's disease.
o Living with Alzheimer's for Caregivers.
o Living with Alzheimer's for Younger-Onset.

Writing Person Barbara Kinney

Media Advocacy Volunteer Training - We need YOUR voice!

Would you like to become a volunteer media advocate for the Alzheimer's Association?  What exactly does a media advocate do? If you are interested in writing letters to editor, blogging, sharing information on social media, or speaking on the radio, TV, and to print publications, please sign up, we need your voice!

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

Support Respite Care Subsidy Assistance for Alzheimer’s family caregivers

50% of the proceeds from the downloads of Just 3 Words and I’m Still Here will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association Southeastern Virginia Chapter.

The End of Alzheimer’s Begins with Me! My name is Tina Micula. I am a singer/songwriter and advocate for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. I became involved with individuals with Alzheimer's and their families in 2001 when I began playing music in assisted living facilities. I learned quickly that the emotional and financial stress of caregiving often leaves caregivers without time to attend to their own physical, emotional and spiritual needs.

Respite care services that provide caregivers an opportunity to receive a much-needed break from their 24/7 labor of love is a critical need that is often cost prohibitive for many families especially in the current economic climate. As a Champion of Hope for those touched by Alzheimer’s disease, I would like to help support the availability of respite services for those in financial need caring for their loved ones.

I have written and performed two songs – Just 3 Words and I’m Still Here – that honors the 15 million caregivers in the United States who provide unpaid care for someone with Alzheimer’s or other dementias.

For every download of Just 3 Words and I’m Still Here, 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association Southeastern Virginia Chapter to subsidize the cost of respite care for those who could not otherwise afford it.

Please visit to download your copy of Just 3 Words and/or I’m Still Here and make a difference in the life of an Alzheimer’s family. You can also purchase the film "Remember for Me" on DVD for a donation of $10 or more

The End of Alzheimer’s Begins with Me! Thank you for your support!!
Tina Micula

Ping Pong  MUST LINK

Enjoy Ping Pong? We Need You!

If so, we are looking for some Ping Pong enthusiasts to be part of a committee to support a Tournament in March at Old Dominion University.
blue arrow - background transp If you would like to help, contact Gino Colombara at or 757.459.2405. 

Upcoming Events

Go Purple Night at Harbor Park.
Norfolk Tides vs. Rochester Red Wings. July 16, 7:15 p.m. at Harbor Park, 150 Park Ave, Norfolk. Wear your purple! Facebook Logo for Stationery Event

"Family Night" at Chick-fil-A Fundraiser
July 16, 5 -8 p.m. & August 13, 5-8 p.m. 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.
Cold Stone Creamery Fundraiser
July 19, 4:30 -7:30 p.m. Town Center, Virginia Beach. Bring in the flyer and we will get a percentage of sales!
Summer Concert Series at Warwick Forest
Join us for live music and dancing!  Donations will be accepted for the Walk to End Alzheimer's®. Warwick Forest, 1004 Old Denbigh Blvd. Newport News. Flyer
- July 24, 7 p.m. Join us on the Evergreen Lawn. Bring your lawn chair & cooler. Entertainer Lee Michaels.
- August 16, 7 p.m. Takes place inside Warwick Forest at Burton Hall Keswick Place. Entertainers: The Lyrics Big Band Music.
Pancake Supper
July 26, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Bay Lake United Methodist Church, 4300 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach. Tickets are only $3. All proceeds will benefit the Bay Lake Blazers' Walk to End Alzheimer's team. To purchase tickets, contact Catie at (757)460-8868 or Flyer

Mindful Art
August 10, 5 - 8 p.m. at the Historic Onancock School, 6 College Ave. Onancock, VA. The Alzheimer’s Association Leadership Council of the Eastern Shore presents a silent auction featuring artwork created by local artists to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Bid on pieces of art created by your favorite local artists. Light refreshements will be served. Check to see if someone has outbid you before 7:45 p.m. Featured Artists: Jack Johnson, Stage Door Gallery, Steven Sample, Seaside Ceramic, Jeff Bender, Bethany Simpson, and more! Flyer Facebook Logo for Stationery Event 

12th Annual Worst Golf Tournament
Saturday, August 11th - 1:30pm
Hell's Point Golf Club, 2700 Atwoodtown Rd, Virginia Beach.
Our friend Tim Worst created this fun event and asked us to be part of it last year. The tournament benefits the Alzheimers Association & the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Contact Tim at or 757-353-1555. Facebook Logo for Stationery Event

Walk to End Alzheimer's®

Peninsula Walk to End Alzheimer's® Kick-off
July 17, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Aroma Specialty Coffees & Gourmet Bakery, 706 Town Center Drive, Suite 104, Newport News. Contact Rona Altschuler for more information at Facebook Logo for Stationery Event
Eastern Shore Walk to End Alzheimer's® Kick-Off Breakfast
August 1, 8 to 9 a.m. at Wendy's, Lankford Highway, Onley. RSVP to John Kellam at (757) 787-2592 or

4 Metro Walks
Western Tidewater- Constant's Wharf, Suffolk | Saturday, September 22, 2012 Facebook Logo for Stationery Event
South Hampton Roads- Neptune Park, Virginia Beach | Sunday, October 14, 2012 Facebook Logo for Stationery Event
Peninsula- Port Warwick, Newport News | Saturday, October 20, 2012 Facebook Logo for Stationery Event
Williamsburg- Community Building, Downtown | Saturday,October 27, 2012 Facebook Logo for Stationery Event

2 Rural Walks
Eastern Shore - Senior Perspectives Office, Nassawadox | September 29, 2012 Facebook Logo for Stationery Event
Farmville - Longwood University | October 4, 2012 Facebook Logo for Stationery Event

Local Educational Classes Coming Up

Orientations 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.
o July 17, 5:30 -  7 p.m. Hampton.
o July 18, 1 - 3 p.m. Norfolk.
o August 8, 1:30 3 p.m. Franklin.
o August 14, 5:30 7:30 p.m. Norfolk.
o August 15, 1 - 3 p.m. Norfolk.
Family Caregiver Education
Education classes for families and friends are offered free by the Alzheimer’s Association. Registration is required at least 2 business days in advance, call 800.272.3900 or email
o  Safety in the Home and Away - July 25, 10:30-12:30 p.m. Churchland Library (Portsmouth).


YAAA! Upcoming Events

o  YAAA! (Young Adults for Alzheimer's Awareness) Monthly Meeting will be August 14, 6 - 8 p.m. Location TBA. Our young professionals group holds their monthly meetings on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
o  YAAA! New Member Interest Social will be on August 30th, so come anytime between 6 and 8 p.m. to this informal networking social! Big Woody's Bar & Grill at Chesapeake Square Mall, 4200 Portsmouth Blvd, Chesapeake. RSVP by Facebook or send an email to Ginny at
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Event Recaps

Brandi Carlile Concert
Brandi Carlile invited us to her concert at the NorVa Theatre in Norfolk last month. She let us set up a table to tell everyone about the Alzheimer's Association. If you don't already know, Brandi sings the song on the nationwide Walk to End Alzheimer's commercials! View pictures.
Williamsburg Walk to End Alzheimer's® Kick-off
See pictures from this fun event!
The Longest Day: Ace It for Alzheimer's
The longest day of 2012 was June 20th, better know as the summer solstice. Teams and individuals participated in the Alzheimer's Association's The Longest Day, a sunrise-to-sunset relay event to raise funds for the care, support and research efforts. Locally, YAAA!, Monarchs for Memory and the ODU Women's Tennis Program played an all day tennis match. Pictures. 

Please join us next year, find out how by signing up at



Thank you to our Major Corporate Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsor
Riverside Logo 2012
Gold Sponsors 
Silver Sponsor
Comfort Keepers 2012 Logo
Thank you, advertisers!:
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.

Free Professional Dementia Training Sessions.

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