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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



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

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Our chapter is hosting 6 walks this year. There are only two left! 

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
- Williamsburg Walk to End Alzheimer's Bank Night, Brickhouse Tavern, October 18, 2012 Facebook Logo for Stationery Event
Don't forget! You can continue fundraising until November 30th!


Happy Halloween!

Have fun this Halloween while supporting the cause. Download our free pumpkin stencils and create a decoration that raises awareness.




November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month
and National Family Caregivers Month

After designating a National Alzheimer's Disease Week in 1982, President Ronald Reagan helped launch a national campaign against Alzheimer's disease in 1983. President Reagan called members of the Alzheimer's Association to the White House for the signing of a proclamation declaring that November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month (NADAM).

President Bill Clinton named the week of Thanksgiving as a time to honor caregivers in 1997, and that has since expanded to National Family Caregivers Month. 

This year, the Alzheimer’s Association launched two free resources for families impacted by Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s Association Alzheimer’s Navigator™ is an online tool to help caregivers and people with dementia evaluate their needs, identify action steps and connect with local programs and services. Developed with the feedback of people living with Alzheimer’s and caregivers, Alzheimer’s Navigator also allows users to reassess needs and adjust care plans as the disease progresses. ALZConnected™, powered by the Alzheimer’s Association, is the first social networking community designed for people living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. More information on NADAM.

Support Respite Care Subsidy Assistance for Alzheimer’s family caregivers

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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

You can help by sharing these events with your friends!

Aromas Williamsburg Friendraiser 
Anytime. Aromas Specialty Coffees & Gourmet Bakery, Williamsburg and Newport News locations. Aromas will donate $3.00 per pound of coffee purchased (with this coupon). 


Alzheimer's Benefit Concert
October 19 - 7 p.m. Join Riverside Lifelong Health for a concert this Friday, October 19 at 7:00 PM at Patriots Colony (6000 Patriots Colony Dr, Williamsburg) featuring local pianist Cathy Combs and flutist Toni Herrin. They have a GREAT selection of music prepared. No cost, donations accepted for the Walk to End Alzheimer's. Contact Jennifer Dooley at 757.222.9000 x149 for more information. Facebook Logo for Stationery Event


Abeulo's Alzheimer's Association Benefit Night
October 20 & Oct 21 - all day. Join Abeulo's at the Hampton location. Bring your friends, family and co-workers to enjoy the delicious flavors of Mexico and help raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Please present this flyer to your server when ordering and Abuelo’s will donate 20% of sales to us. 2423 McMenamin St. Hampton, Va 23666. Located in the Peninsula Town Center, Behind Bar Louie and in front of Cinebistro. 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 for more information. Participants will receive the Alzheimer’s Association’s local resource manual, Getting Started.
o November 12, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Suffolk.
o November 13, 5:30 - 7 p.m. Norfolk.
o November 14, 1:30 - 3 p.m. Franklin.
o November 20, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Hampton.
o November 21, 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  Meaningful Activities in the Home (Middle to Late Stage) - October 24, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Churchland Library, 4934 High Street, Portsmouth.
o  Living with Alzheimer's Disease - Legal Aspects - November 28, 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! team at the Peninsula Walk. YAAA! will also have a table at the Williamsburg 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 soon at

blue arrow - background transp If you are interested in joining YAAA!, email More information about YAAA!.

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Local News

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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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