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central & north florida chapter

 Spring 2011
In This Issue
Featured Article: NAPA
Volunteer Spotlight
Alzheimer's & Baby Boomers
Reason To Hope
Planned Giving
Walk To End Alzheimers®
Add'l Program Events
National Alzheimer's Project Act (NAPA)
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On January 4, 2011, The National Alzheimer's Project Act was signed into law by the President of the United States after having been passed unanimously in both the Senate and House of Representatives.  This is a major victory for the Alzheimer's Association's chapters and advocates as well as the nation.  Once enacted, NAPA will create a national strategic plan to address and overcome the rapidly escalating crisis of Alzheimer's. (cont'd here)

 Announcements

Walk To End
Alzheimer's®  Info here 

  

Add'l program
events here

 

Volusia - Flagler Alzheimer's Education Symposium

 

Date:  Tuesday, May 17

Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Location:  Daytona State College, University Building #350; White Street, Daytona Beach, FL 

 

Special Instructions: 

The event is $20;  $30 for professionals  who need CEU's.    

Respite services can be arranged off-site for those family caregivers who may require assistance to attend.

 

Call 800.272.3900 for moreinformation.

  

Safe Return Registration


Date: Sat.,  April 30

Time: 10 am to 3:00 pm

Location: Serenades

425 S. Ronald Reagan Blvd

Longwood, FL

Event will have breakout sessions covering behaviors,  activities, research, legal programs and other Alzheimer-related topics. 

Call 800.272.3900 for more information.

 

 

 Reason To Hope Introductionrthevents 
 

Reason to Hope Fundraising Luncheon
 

Date: Thurs., April 28

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Location: Jacksonville - Epping Forest Yacht Club
Call 904.281.9077 to RSVP or email

cindy.godwin@alz.org



Reason to Hope Fundraising Luncheon

Date:  Thurs., May 19,

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Location: Orlando -
Mason & Jardin
Call 904.281.9077 to RSVP or email

cindy.godwin@alz.org

 

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Welcome to the Alzheimer's Association, Central & North Florida Chapter Newsletter.  We invite you to learn about the latest information on Alzheimer's Disease and learn more about the Alzheimer's Association and the ways in which our Chapter serves the community.  Please spend some time reviewing our Chapter's upcoming events and programs in your area.  We would also like to encourage you to share this newsletter with your friends, family and neighbors to help spread the word about how the Alzheimer's Association is working toward our goal of a world without Alzheimer's.

 

If you need assistance or more information regarding any of the topics in the newsletter please contact us at our 24-Hour Helpline at 800.272.3900.

 

Thank you for your continued support and commitment to the Central and North Florida Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.  We hope you enjoy the Spring issue and will look forward to future newsletters will be sent to you quarterly.

Spring 2011, Volume 1, Issue 1
 

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Volunteer Spotlightmark moore
  

The Central and North Florida Chapter is fortunate to have amazing volunteers that work with the staff to fulfill our mission.  Volunteers are the life blood of The Alzheimer's Association and without them our work would be incomplete.  The North Florida office would like to highlight and honor one of our "super-star" volunteers, Mark Moore.  (cont'd here)

Alzheimer's & Baby Boomers

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In 2011, more than 10,000 baby boomers a day will turn 65. As these baby boomers age, one in eight will develop Alzheimer's disease. It's no longer their grandparents and parents that have, or will get, Alzheimer's - it's them.
What's more, beyond the 10 million baby boomers that will either die with or from Alzheimer's, millions of caregivers will be devastated by the progressive loss of their loved one and by the care they will themselves provide. The cost of this care may negatively affect their health, financial security and future.
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Reason To Hoperth 

There has never been a more critical time to raise funds and support the Alzheimer's Association through our Special Events.

 

This spring we are hosting our First Annual Reason to Hope Fundraising Luncheon event.

This inspiring and informative one-hour luncheon will give guests the opportunity to learn more about the Association and our efforts to support families across the Central and North Florida Chapter as well as fund research.  The events are free, but at the program's conclusion, guests are asked to reinforce their commitment to the Alzheimer's Association by making a contribution. 

Join us on April 28th at Epping Forest Yacht Club in Jacksonville and May 19th at Masin & Jardin, Altamonte Springs.  Click Here for Luncheon Info! 

Planned Giving-Investing In A World Without Alzheimer's
latina and gdaughterInvest in a world without Alzheimer's, and discover the financial benefits you'll get in return. Every significant discovery in the fight against Alzheimer's disease has occurred within the last 20 years.  With continued support, one day we will achieve our goal of a world with out Alzheimer's.  You can make a difference in our mission through planned giving.  Planned gifts allow you to make charitable contributions through your estate toward Alzheimer's research, care, and support programs, while benefiting from tax savings and steady income opportunities.  To learn how to leave a legacy of support for millions of families living with this disease, call Kay Redington, Chapter Executive at kay.redingon@alz.org or visit www.alz.org/plannedgiving.

 

Walk To End Alzheimer's Information®walk
walk teamThere has never been a more critical time to raise funds and support the Alzheimer's Association through our

Walk to End Alzheimer's®

 

The Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End Alzheimer's® is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research. Since 1989, we've mobilized millions of Americans in the Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk®; now, we're continuing to lead the way with the Walk to End Alzheimer's. Together, we can end Alzheimer's - the nation's sixth-leading cause of death.

Be a part of something big. Start a team, Sign up your friends and family and join us for the  Walk to End Alzheimer's® and unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions. Help raise awareness and funds to enhance Alzheimer care and support and advance critical research. The end of Alzheimer's disease starts here.  www.alz.org/walk

Click on the Walk site below to register and learn more info. 

Flagler County              September 10th   

Volusia County             September 10th 

Tallahassee                  September 24th

Space Coast                 October 1st

Nassau County             October 1st

Gainesville                   October 8th

Orlando                        October 22nd

Jacksonville                 November 5th

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Additional Program Eventsprogram

Assisted Living Dementia Specific Training for Health Care Professionals, 4 hours

Date:  April 30, 2011

Time:  9-1 pm  

Location:  Harris House Adult Day Care

9857 Gibson Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32208

Special Instructions:  Cost is $45 per person

Please call 1.800.272.3900 to register for this course

 

Adult Day Care, Skilled Nursing and Hospice Dementia Specific Training for Health Care Professionals, 3-hours

Date:  June 3, 2011

Time:  8:30-11:30 am

Location:  Community Hospice

4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257

Special Instructions:  Cost is $30 per person

Please call 1.800.272.3900 to register for this course.

 

Caring for the Caregiver Workshop

Date:  June 2011, date TBA

Time:  TBA

Location:  TBA (Jacksonville)

Special Instructions:  For more information, please call 904-281-9077 or 1.800.272.3900

 

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NAPA (cont'd)NAPA

NAPA is the largest legislative victory in many years for the Alzheimer cause.

Over the last several years, the Alzheimer's Association has been the leading voice in urging Congress and the White House to pass the National Alzheimer's Project Act (NAPA).  The National Alzheimer's Project Act will create a coordinated national plan to overcome the Alzheimer crisis and will ensure the coordination and evaluation of all national efforts in Alzheimer research, clinical care, institutional, and home- and community-based programs and their outcomes.  Alzheimer's advocates were instrumental in moving NAPA through Congress.  More than 50,000 e-mails, nearly 10,000 phone calls and more than 1,000 meetings by the Alzheimer's Association and its advocates led us to the historic legislative victory for the Alzheimer community.

Alzheimer advocates champion the needs and rights of people affected by Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Efforts by advocates can help expand access to community-based care, improve quality care in residential settings and increase funding for research and public programs.

Become an Alzheimer advocate

Here's what you can do to make a difference in the fight against Alzheimer's:

  • Stay informed about public policy and legislative issues.
  • Promote public policy priorities.
  • Educate legislators about the impact of Alzheimer's and the need for quality care.
  • Write Congress and tell lawmakers to increase funding for research and care programs.
  • Become a Champion at www.actionalz.org.

For more information and to join the national network of advocates, visit www.alz.org/Advocacy/overview.asp.

 

 

Volunteer Spotlight (cont'd) here

Mark is a US Air Force Veteran and received his undergraduate degree from Virginia Wesleyan College and a Masters from Nova Southeastern University.  Mark has been a Geriatric Care Manger since 1994 and currently works as an independently contracted Life Coach for a local pilot program for individuals with mental illness.  Through this program, Mark helps his clients to determine their own path to independence.  A life long learner, Mark is completing a life care planning certification program at the University of Florida.  Mark has worked extensively with the aging population of North Florida.  He has worked as an assisted living administrator, memory care director and served on the Mayor's Special Event Advisory Council for seniors in Jacksonville.  For more than 12 years, Mark has been an invaluable volunteer for the Alzheimer's Association, serving on local leadership boards and as a Dementia Care Trainer.  Mark donates his time, knowledge and talents to train and educate health care professionals, first responders and the local community about Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.  Although Mark has volunteered for various organizations, his work with those affected by memory loss is particularly special to him. 

 

Mark has been married to his wife Donna for 13 years.  They have one daughter, one son and five grandchildren.  The Moore's live in Orange Park and enjoy being involved in their local church congregation.  Mark describes himself as "older than dirt", but he is certainly young at heart.  His passion, positive attitude and eagerness to assist the Alzheimer's Association in fulfilling our mission is inspiring and admirable.  Mark can be seen training the staff at a local hospice, speaking about Alzheimer's disease to the congregation of a local church or even volunteering as a photographer at the Jacksonville Walk to End Alzheimer's.  Mark's goal is to make the world a little nicer and kinder than he found it.  We believe that Mark is accomplishing his goal in part through the work he does for the Alzheimer's Association.  Mark, thank you for all of the work you do throughout North Florida to help individuals and families facing dementia everyday.

 

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Alzheimer's & Baby Boomers (cont'd) babyboomers

The new Alzheimer's Association report Generation Alzheimer's: The Defining Disease of the Baby Boomers details the cascading effects the disease places on caregivers and families that go through the agony of losing a loved one twice: first to the ravaging effects of the disease and then, ultimately, to death.

 

While Alzheimer's is not normal aging, age is the greatest risk factor for the disease. With one of the most unprecedented demographic shifts starting this year, the report underscores the need for urgent attention to change the trajectory of this disease. The report also offers very personal glimpses into the lives of families in the throes of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease.

 

There is great promise in Alzheimer's research, and a focused commitment from the nation's leaders could make the difference in solving the crisis. Learn more about what can be done to conquer this devastating disease by reading Generation Alzheimer's. The full text is available at www.alz.org/boomers.

 

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