Spring 2014
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The Alzheimer's Association Helplinehelp

Our helpline at 800-272-3900 operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in 140 languages. Our staff is highly trained and knowledgeable about all aspects of Alzheimer's disease. Call us if you have questions about:


-Alzheimer's disease or memory loss, medications and treatment options, brain health and

care options

-How the Association can help you

-Caregiving tips and respite care options

-Services available in your community and referrals 

You can also call us for emotional support --as often as you need.
We know that living
with Alzheimer's can

be overwhelming at times. Remember, we are here for you -- all day,  every day.  

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Upcoming Education Programs

Living with Alzheimer's:
Middle Stage


May 7, 2014


Learning About the Disease during the  

Middle Stage 


May 14, 2014 


What You Need to Plan


May 21, 2014 


Southerland Place, 14016 Turnberry Lane, Midlothian, VA 23113

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm 



 For more information or to register, call 804-967-2580.


 See more education programs here.


Stay Connected!stayconnected 


4600 Cox Road,
Ste 130

Glen Allen, VA 23060

Phone: 804.967.2580

24/7 Helpline:




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Welcome to the Alzheimer's Association Greater Richmond Chapter's e-newsletter. Our quarterly newsletter is meant to keep you up-to-date on issues and events in the fight against Alzheimer's disease. We greatly appreciate your support!
Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures, an annual report released by the Alzheimer's Association, reveals the burden of Alzheimer's and dementia on individuals, caregivers, government and the
nation's health care system.

 View the Report or watch the video here
RTHMore than 400 supporters of the Alzheimer's Association gathered at the chapter's 6th Annual Reason to Hope Breakfast on March 27th. 


Thanks to our generous Sponsors and Table Hosts, the event has raised over $120,000 to support Chapter programs and services


The one-hour program featured a video about the chapter's services and remarks by Marie Kolendo of Genworth, Board President; Sherry Peterson, Chapter CEO; Mike Larkin, Former Board President; and family caregiver, Fran Zehmer, discussed her experience in helping her husband in his day-to-day life with Alzheimer's. 

Presenters at the Breakfast: Fran Zehmer, Caregiver and Association Supporter; Sherry Peterson, Chapter CEO; Marie Kolendo, Board President; Mike Larkin; Former Board President

Click here to view the thank you in the
Richmond Times- Dispatch and to see
the Sponsors and Hosts for the Breakfast.  

2014 Walk to End Alzheimer's Dateswalk2014

Walk to End

The Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End Alzheimer's is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Mark your calendar for  
this year's Greater Richmond Area Walks.

Middle Peninsula/Northern Neck:
September 20, 2014


Fredericksburg: September 27, 2014


Richmond: October 18, 2014


Tri-Cities: October 18, 2014


GoodTimesLet the Good Times Roll...advocate

On Saturday, March 1st, the Greater Richmond Chapter hosted a Sock Hop, Early Stage Engagement for people in the early stages of dementia and their care partners.  We enjoyed dancing to 1950's classics with entertainer, Kevin Sayler (yes we did the Stroll!), yummy soda fountain food (root beer floats!) and reminisced with I Love Lucy movies.  The ladies dressed in their poodle skirts and saddle oxfords and the guys dressed in their leather jackets and slicked back their hair.  We certainly had a blast from the past! 
 The Longest Day longestday  

The Longest Day is an exciting team fundraising event of the Alzheimer's Association. On Saturday, June 21, 2014 (the summer solstice and the longest day of the year), teams across the globe join together to honor those facing Alzheimer's disease with passion, endurance and love. From sunrise to sunset, teams participate by doing what they love, trying something new or selecting an activity that honors a friend or family member.  


Click here for more information.