Alzheimer's Association

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


2nd Annual YAAA! Kickin’ Alzheimer’s Kickball Tournament

YAAA! Kickin' Alzheimer's logo



December 1st 

Gather your coworkers, friends and family for this fun teambuilding event!

When: December 1. Tournament games will run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Indian River Middle School, 2300 Greenbrier Road, Chesapeake. 
Cost: $25 person.
Who: 12-20 players per team. Participants must be 21 years or older to play.

 tiny purple arrow  Sign up your team or join one already registered. There is only room for 16 teams. Register now at or call 800.272.3900.

tiny purple arrow  Sponsorship opportunities are still available! Some levels of sponsorship include free team entry into the tournament.

tiny purple arrow  View pictures from last year.   Event


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Annual Holiday Open House & 2nd Annual Holiday Tree of Hope Ornament Contest 

December 18th. 

tiny purple arrow   RSVP for our Holiday Open House by calling Sherry Warren at 757.459.2405. Then stop by between 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at our Norfolk Office (6350 Center Drive, Suite 102) on Tuesday, December 18 to enjoy holiday treats, cheer, and the announcement of the ornament contest winner! 
tiny purple arrow  If you will be entering the ornament contest, ornaments will be due by 5 p.m. on December 10th. The winner will recieve a leaf on our permanent Tree of Hope in the office. More information about the ornament contest.

Walk to End Alzheimer's Logo

2012 Walk to End Alzheimer's® Recap

Don't forget! You can continue fundraising until November 30th to reach your goal! We will email the walk totals to all team captains then.

Car Raffle Winner
Car Raffle 2012 

Congratulations to Crystal Mittelstadter from Newport News! She is the proud raffle winner of the 2012 Toyota Scion IQ from Pearson Toyota Scion (pictured here with Butch Capps, General Manager of Pearson Toyota Scion).Thank you to everyone who bought and sold tickets as a way to fundraise for the Walk to End Alzheimer's!  

Volunteers Needed!

tiny purple arrow We need you! Are you interested in volunteering as a Walk Committee Member for the 2013 Walk to End Alzheimer's season? Contact Jennifer Crabtree at 757.459.2405 or email

How would you feel if your traditional family recipes were lost forever? 

Recipes to Remember 2

  Most likely awful! Most people don’t realize that cooking is one of the first activities affected for individuals with Alzheimer’s who were the primary cooks in the family and the effects are felt by their loved ones who enjoyed their meals for many years. Family recipes are the heart of tradition, and if they are lost family heritage is lost too.

In spring of 2006, when Barbara Magro heard the diagnosis of her mother’s disease and witnessed her mother’s decline, she set out to preserve her family recipes that were at the heart of her upbringing. Recipes to Remember - My Epicurean Journey to Preserve my Mother’s Italian Cooking from Memory Loss is the result. This heartwarming book showcases the soul-satisfying food of an Italian-American family through generational recipes and stories around them that were saved before they were lost to the jaws of Alzheimer’s disease. This book will make a great holiday gift! As seen in the Wall Street Journal, Daytime TV and WPLG 10 Miami.

tiny purple arrow To purchase a book for $30, please call us at 757.459.2405. $5 from each book sold through our office will be donated to our chapter. If you order by December 4th, your book will be available for pick up on December 18th at our Holiday Open House. Please make checks payable to Barbara Magro and send to Alzheimer's Association, 6350 Center Drive, Suite 102, Norfolk, VA 23502.


Parrot Heads
16th Annual Bonnie Harrell Parrot Head Beach Ball - "Last Mango in Paris"

February 2, 2013. 

tiny purple arrow Order your tickets now for this fun event in Virginia Beach before they sellout! Tickets are $75. Please call Gino Colombara at 757.459.2405 to purchase. View pictures from last year.


YAAA! Upcoming Events

YAAA! is our young professionals group. Most members are 21 to 45+. If you are interested in joining YAAA!, email View more information about YAAA! or "Like" the YAAA! Facebook Page.

November 29 - New Member Interest Social. YAAA! is recruiting new members! Stop by anytime after work between 6 and 8 p.m. to this informal networking social at Jack Quinns, 241 Granby Street, Downtown Norfolk. 

December 1 - 2nd Annual YAAA!  Kickin’ Alzheimer’s Kickball Tournament. Indian River Middle School, Chesapeake at 10 a.m. $25 person, 12-20 players per team. After party will be at Crazy Wing Cantina. Online registration is open:  Event

December ? - Tacky Christmas Sweater Party. (in place of YAAA!'s December Monthly Meeting) Date and location TBA. Start looking for a fun sweater to wear! Be sure to follow YAAA! on Facebook so you don't miss the date and location announcement.

o Peninsula Young Professionals: We are now recruiting for YAAA's on the Peninsula. If you are interested, please email


Other Upcoming Events

You can help by sharing these events with your friends!

Aromas Coffee 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). 

Tina Micula's Music Downloads Friendraiser
Anytime. 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. More information on how to purchase the music or a special DVD.

Williamsburg Christmas Parade
December 1, 9 a.m. Festive and fun, Williamsburg's Christmas Parade brings out the holiday spirit like no other. Come out and look for the Alzheimer Association’s float and enjoy a lively procession of marching bands, floats, fire trucks, antique cars, and animals dressed in their holiday best. You may even get a glimpse of Santa Claus! The parade route runs down Duke of Gloucester Street in Colonial Williamsburg and continues on Richmond Road to William and Mary Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Media Advocacy Volunteer Training
January 24, 9 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. 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 the editor, blogging, sharing information on social media, or speaking on the radio, TV, and to print publications, please sign up, we need your voice! Victory Family YMCA, 101 Long Green Boulevard, Yorktown. RSVP to Kristy Wyngaarden at

Local Educational Classes Coming Up

Orientation 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 November 20, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Hampton.
o November 21, 1 - 3 p.m. Norfolk.
o December 11, 5:30 - 7 p.m. Norfolk.
o December 12, 1:30 - 3 p.m. Franklin.
o December 18, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Hampton.
o December 19, 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
South Hampton Roads
Living with Alzheimer's Series - Legal and Financial Planning *note date and location change* - November 29, 2 - 4 p.m. Hosted by: Province Place of Maryview, One Bon Secours Way, Portsmouth. RSVP to 757-686-9100.
Living with Alzheimer's Series - Early-Stage. November 20 (Part 1), November 27 (Part 2). 2-4 p.m. Location: Victory YMCA, 101 Long Green Blvd., Yorktown. RSVP required at 800.272.3900.
o Living with Alzheimer's Series - Early-Stage. December 4 (Legal), December 11 (Financial). 2-4 p.m. Location: Victory YMCA, 101 Long Green Blvd., Yorktown. RSVP required at 800.272.3900.
Living with Alzheimer's Series - Middle-Stage. January 8 (Part 1), January 15 (Part 2), January 22 (Part 3). 2-4 p.m. Location: Victory YMCA, 101 Long Green Blvd., Yorktown. RSVP required at 800.272.3900.
Living with Alzheimer's Series - Late-Stage. January 29. 2-4 p.m. Location: Victory YMCA, 101 Long Green Blvd., Yorktown. RSVP required at 800.272.3900.


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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