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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

 Newsletter 9 2012Read the full Fall 2012 Print Newsletter

September is World Alzheimer's Month

World Alzheimer's Month

September is World Alzheimer's Month. We need your help to increase awareness, especially on Alzheimer's Action Day (September 21st).
  • Wear Purple! Encourage everyone in your office and your family and friends to wear purple on Alzheimer's Action Day (September 21) and email the picture to us at so we can post it in an album. View pictures from last year!
  • Social Media. On September 21st, change your main picture on social media sites to:
     Facebook WAM Picture (right click this image and click save as)
  • View this Flyer for more ideas for your company or organization.
  • The Alzheimer's Association is conducting two celebrity auctions on eBay to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer's disease. Prizes include an autographed Glen Campbell guitar and tickets to Alzheimer's Association 2nd Annual Hilarity for Charity and a meet & greet with event host Seth Rogen! All proceeds from the auctions will support Alzheimer's care, research and support. Auction starts TODAY until the 27th!
  • Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) will release its world report on Alzheimer's Action Day. This year's report will be focused on the stigma associated with Alzheimer's. Share our tips on how to reduce stigma.
  • Watch Celebrity Week on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" with all proceeds going to the Alzheimer’s Association! Mo’Nique, Cheech Marin, Paula Deen, Jackée and “Dancing with the Stars” professional Tony Dovolani each play an exciting game for the cause. “My dad passed away from Alzheimer’s and my brother Steve developed early onset Alzheimer’s, so it’s a very personal issue to me,” said "Millionaire" host Meredith Vieira.


Join us at the 2012 Walk to End Alzheimer's® 

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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

1 Satellite Walk - ODU Alzheimer's Awareness Walk
Old Dominion University, Kaufman Mall | September 20, 12:30 p.m. You walk without registering, but if you are interested in fundraising for the walk, you should sign up under the company name of Old Dominion University for the South Hampton Roads Walk (you can name your team whatever you'd like). If you have questions about registering, please email Facebook Logo for Stationery Event

100 Million Dollar Walk
Dave Stephens (our Chairman of the Board), Darren Gerlach (of Lynchburg), & TJ Prieur (of
Virginia Beach) are walking over 200 miles to D.C. to tell elected officials that Alzheimer's deserves a 100 million dollar investment to carry out the National Alzheimer's Plan and to raise money for their Walk to End Alzheimer's® teams. They will be arriving in D.C. on Alzheimer's Action Day (9.21.12) during World Alzheimer's Month! YOU CAN HELP!
blue arrow - background transpHelp them reach 1,000 "likes" on Facebook or read their blog recaps, then share it with your friends and family! 
blue arrow - background transpDonate to their Walk team here.
6 out of 10 individuals with dementia will get lost and wander

House Passes Missing Alzheimer's Disease Patient Alert Program
  The Alzheimer's Association applauds the passage of H.R. 2800, The Missing Alzheimer's Disease Patient Alert Program Reauthorization Act introduced by Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.). The measure, passed in the House of Representatives, expands important programs that improve the safety of people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. This legislation reauthorizes a Department of Justice Program that allows local law enforcement officials to quickly identify wandering dementia patients and reunite them with their families.

MedicAlert® + Safe Return® Special Offer
In partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, MedicAlert + Safe Return membership provides a specialized live 24/7 emergency response service for individuals with Alzheimer’s or related dementia who wander or have a medical emergency. MedicAlert + Safe Return enrollments are discounted to $45 during the month of September in honor of World Alzheimer’s Month. The $10 discount is available online ( or via phone (1.888.572.8566). The $10 discount is only available through September 30th.

Support Respite Care Subsidy Assistance for Alzheimer’s family caregivers

 Tina Micula
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.
tiny purple arrow More information on how to purchase the music or a special DVD here.

Ping Pong  MUST LINKEnjoy 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. If you would like to help, contact Gino Colombara at or 757.459.2405. 

Upcoming Events

Aromas Williamsburg Friendraiser 
TODAY, Sept. 18. Aromas Specialty Coffees & Gourmet Bakery, 431 Prince George St. Williamsburg is generously hosting an all day event to benefit the Alzheimer's Association! Present the coupon on Tuesday, September 18th and 10% of your purchase will be donated to the Association. In addition, Aromas will donate an additional $3.00 per pound of coffee purchased by the Alzheimer's supporters (anytime with this coupon!). Grab your friends and head over for a great cup of coffee, a delicious meal, and help support the Alzheimer's Association! ***Don't forget to bring the coupon and present it to the cashier! Facebook Logo for Stationery Event

Wash & Blow Dry Friendraiser
Sept. 21 - 4 - 6 p.m. What I Want? Salon, 312-I Lightfoot Rd.,Williamsburg. Call (757) 345 -2812 to make an appointment. Appointments should be made in advance and walk-ins will be handled as spots become available. Other services such as straightening or curling will be an extra charge. If you are wearing purple in honor of Alzheimer’s Action Day, you will receive a free purple Alzheimer’s wristband. Flyer 

Pancake Dinner Friendraiser
Sept. 21 - 6 p.m. at Zion Baptist, Parksley in the Church Fellowship Hall. Accepting donations for the Eastern Shore Walk to End Alzheimer's. Call 757.665.6288 for more information.

Nails Uptown Friendraiser
Sept. 24 - 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Nails Uptown, Williamsburg Crossing. Treat yourself to a manicure, pedicure, a massage, or a glass of wine. 20% of the day’s proceeds will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association. In addition, a donation in any amount will enter you into a raffle for a gift basket, provided by Nails Uptown and Williamsburg Landing. Gift baskets will be raffled off every hour from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Food and drink provided by Florimonte’s. To make an appointment call 757.564.1809.

"You Are Here" Free Film Screening
Sept. 27. Reception - 6 p.m., Film showing - 7 p.m., Q & A - 8:30 pm. Oast & Taylor Invites you to attend a special screening of "You Are Here" at the University Theater at Old Dominion University. The 78-minute movie is a drama depicting one woman’s journey with early onset Alzheimer’s. *LIMITED SEATING, you must make a reservation by calling Kim Johnke at 757-452-6214. Flyer

"Memories on Display" Art Event
Sept. 28 – 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. New Town Art Gallery. Enjoy an elegant evening out with appetizers and wine provided by Opus 9, Center Street Grill, and Baker's Crust, and view artwork created by Williamsburg residents who recently participated in a Memories in the Making© art program for those with memory loss. The event is free though donations will be accepted. Contact Marjorie Hilkert for more information at 757-345-6977.  Event

12th Annual Worst Golf Tournament
October 6* NEW date, Hell's Point Golf Club, 2700 Atwoodtown Rd, Virginia Beach. Our friend Tim Worst of Virginia Beach created this fun event and asked us to be part of it last year. 75% of the proceeds benefit the Alzheimers Association & 25% benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. $400 per team. Prizes, give-a-ways, dinner, awards, win a car, etc. Shotgun start at 1 p.m. Contact Tim at or 757.353.1555.  Event

Chick-fil-A Friendraiser
October 10 - 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.

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 September 18, 5:30 - 7 p.m. Hampton.
o September 19, 1 - 3 p.m. Norfolk.
o October 9, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Norfolk.
o October 10, 1:30 - 3 p.m. Franklin.
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  Understanding and Preventing Challenging Behaviors (Middle Stage) - September 26, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Churchland Library, 4934 High Street, Portsmouth.


YAAA! Upcoming Events

YAAA! is our young professionals group. Most members are 21 to 45+.

o Walk to End Alzheimer's with YAAA! Don't want to start your own team? Join the YAAA! teams. Western Tidewater Walk, South Hampton Roads Walk, Peninsula Walk.

November 29 - New Member Interest Social. Stop by anytime between 6 and 8 p.m. to this informal networking social! Place TBA. 

o December 1 - 2nd Annual Kickin’ Alzheimer’s Kickball Tournament. Indian River Middle School at 10 a.m. $25 person, 12-20 players per team. Online registration will begin October 1, 2012 at

blue arrow - background transp If you are interested in joining YAAA!, email
blue arrow - background transp "Like" the new YAAA! Facebook Page!


Event Recaps

South Boston Alzheimer's Support Walk
South Boston Walk
This community walk took place at The Woodview in South Boston on September 13. Thank you to all our dedicated supporters who walked and raised $4,500!

100 Million Dollar Walk Send-Off
Supporters and friends came out on Sept. 12 at our Norfolk office to cheer on the 3 men walking to D.C. and walk a few miles with them! Supporters on the Peninsula and Williamsburg also came out to specific locations to cheer the men on!

Local News
Dave Stephens

National News


Thank you to our Major Corporate Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsor
Riverside Logo 2012
Gold Sponsors 
Province Place Corporate Sponsor 2012 2013

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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