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February 8th
HelplineThe Alzheimer's Association Helpline
 
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, or need emotional support and call as often as you need.   

 

Remember, we are here for you. All day,  every day.  

 

EducationalUpcoming Educational Programs
   
February 16th;
5:30-7pm

Dementia Conversations

The Windsor
3600 Grove Avenue
Richmond, VA 23221
Pre-register by calling 804-967-2580

February 18th; 11am-12:30pm
Know the 10 Signs - Forgetfulness: When is it a Problem?
Spotsylvania Medical Center
4600 Spotsylvania Avenue
Classroom A & B
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Pre-register by calling 540-370-0835.


February 18th;
5:30-7pm
Effective Communication Strategies
Dinwiddie Public Library
14103 Boydton Plank Rd.
Dinwiddie, VA 23841
Pre-Register by calling 804-526-2359

February 27th;
10am-12pm
Basics of Alzheimer's
Chester United Methodist Church
12132 Percival Street
Chester, VA 23831
Pre-register by calling 804-967-2580

March 3rd;
5:30-7pm
Dementia: The Basics
Alzheimer's Association
7335 Lewis Avenue
Gloucester, VA 23061
Pre-register by calling 804-695-9382

March 8th;
6:30-8pm
Dementia 411 - The Basics of Alzheimer's: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
Surry County Library
270 Colonial Trail East
Surry, VA 23883
Pre-register by calling 804-526-2359


March 12th;
10am-12pm
Effective Communication Strategies
Chester United Methodist Church
12132 Percival Street
Chester, VA 23831
Pre-register by calling 804-967-2580

March 15th;
6:30-7:30pm
Conversations About Alzheimer's and Dementia
Petersburg Public Library
201 W. Washington Street
Petersburg, VA 23803
Pre-register by calling 804-526-2359

March 24th;
10am-12pm
The Basics of Alzheimer's: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease Dorothy Hart Community Center
408 Canal Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Pre-register by calling 540-370-0835

April 8th;
10am-2pm
Living with Alzheimer's or Dementia: Early Stage for Family Caregivers
Central Rappahannock Regional Library
Room 1
1201 Caroline Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Pre-register by calling 540-370-0835

April 8th;
10am-2pm
Living with Alzheimer's or Dementia: Early Stage for Those Diagnosed with Alzheimer's or Dementia
Central Rappahannock Regional Library
Room 2
1201 Caroline Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Pre-register by calling 540-370-0835
  
To view the complete list, please click HERE

For more information, please call 804-967-2580.

 
SupportGroupsSupport Groups
 
Discover support groups in your area and receive the emotional support you need!

To learn more, click HERE.

 

 StayConnectedStay Connected
 

Address: 

4600 Cox Road

Suite 130

Glen Allen, VA 23060

 

Phone:  

804-967-2580 

 

24/7 Helpline:

800-272-3900

  

www.alz.org/grva    

 

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blackhistoryIn celebration of Black History  Month, the Alzheimer's Association recognizes African-Americans who are working tirelessly in the field of Alzheimer's disease research. 

We also invite you to learn more about the accomplishments of Solomon Carter Fuller, M.D., the first known black psychiatrist in America and an early pioneer in the fight against Alzheimer's. Dr. Fuller collaborated with Dr. Alois Alzheimer, identifying the disease we now know as Alzheimer's.

Dr. Fuller's legacy lives on in the many inspiring African-American doctors and researchers working toward methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure for this devastating disease.

Click HERE to learn more about their crucial research contributions.  
 
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HolidaySeasonAFRICAN-AMERICANS ARE AT A HIGHER RISK FOR ALZHEIMER'S

Many Americans dismiss the warning signs of Alzheimer's, believing that these symptoms are a normal part of aging. This  
is of even greater concern for African-Americans, who are two times more likely to develop late-onset Alzheimer's disease
than whites and less likely to have a diagnosis of their condition, resulting in less time for treatment and planning.

By working together, we hope to reduce the risk factors and reverse the growing trend of Alzheimer's disease among African-Americans.
Learn more HERE.  
 
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THE LONGEST DAY IS COMING! 
 
The Alzheimer's Association Greater Richmond Chapter invites you to celebrate the Longest Day by doing what you love!

The Longest Day aims to raise funds and awareness for the Alzheimer's Association and is held annually on the summer solstice - which is June 20th.

Throughout the day, or any day that works for you, you can join thousands of individuals across the country, including hundreds
in Central Virginia, in support of the Alzheimer's Association's  mission and efforts by simply participating in activities you love!

This activity can be hiking, painting, bowling, knitting, card games, cooking, singing, etc. Anything that YOU love can be done in honor of someone YOU love that is affected by Alzheimer's disease.

The Longest Day is meant to symbolize the challenging journey those living with Alzheimer's and their caregivers face in which every day can feel like the Longest Day.

For more information, click HERE. For fundraising ideas, click HERE. To register your team, click HERE

 
 
 
   
ContinentalDivideJOIN US FOR ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION NIGHT AT THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE

Please make plans to join us on Wednesday, February 24th at Continental Divide, 2501 West
Main Street in Richmond for an
Alzheimer's Association Greater Richmond Chapter benefit.

From 5 to 7pm, Continental Divide will donate 10% of all sales, including beverage, to the Alzheimer's Association in support of our programs and services.

We are grateful for their support and we hope to see lots of familiar faces that night!

For more information about Continental Divide, click HERE
  
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task_forceJOIN OUR TASK FORCE!
 
Exciting things are taking place here  
at the Association and we would love for you to be a part of it!

We are currently looking for dedicated and passionate individuals to join our Longest Day and Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness (ABAM)  
Task Forces!

These Task Force members will assist the Alzheimer's Association in several areas, including:

- Brainstorm potential Longest Day teams and assist with recruitment.

- Cultivating relationships with Longest Day teams - serving as cheerleader and coach as needed providing them with ideas on how to raise funds, and recruit team members.

- Brainstorm potential ABAM activities and assist with community outreach to businesses, churches, civic organizations, schools encouraging their participation in the Purple Pledge.

For more information, contact Jeff Baldwin at jbaldwin@alz.org
 
   







Walk_SaveDatesSAVE THE DATES!

The 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer's will be held on:

Saturday, October 8th: Middle Peninsula - Northern Neck

Saturday, October 15th:Fredericksburg

Saturday, November 5th:Richmond

It's never too early to register! Click HERE to get started.
  
 
     
dunlopDUNLOP DASH TO BENEFIT ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION

Dunlop House Assisted Living,
in partnership with the Tri-Cities Road Runners, is hosting their inaugural Dunlop Dash on Saturday, March 5th.

This 2K/5K run or walk will benefit the Alzheimer's Association Greater Richmond Chapter's Tri-Cities Regional Office and proceeds from the event will be used to help families in the Tri-Cities that are affected by Alzheimer's and other dementias.

For more information, download the flyer HERE, or to register, click HERE.

  
 
     


ypaaGREATER RICHMOND CHAPTER SET TO RE-LAUNCH YOUNG PROFESSIONALS GROUP

We are currently seeking individuals to join RVA - Young Professionals for Alzheimer's Awareness, YPAA.

YPAA is a network of young professionals in and around Greater Richmond who volunteer their time and expertise to increase Alzheimer's awareness, advocate for increased community participation in Chapter events such as the Walk to End Alzheimer's and The Longest Day, and ultimately raise funds through fun, social activities to help finance Alzheimer's Association care and support programs, education, and research.

Membership is free and open to anyone wishing to get involved and work with their peers with the common vision of a world without Alzheimer's.

For more information, please contact Jeff Baldwin, jbaldwin@alz.org
   

     
volunteerVOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The Alzheimer's Association Greater Richmond Chapter will be holding a volunteer training on Tuesday, March 8th from 5:30 to 7:30pm, James A, Markel Plaza, 4600 Cox Road in Glen Allen.

If you would like to attend, please register with the Association by contacting Merle at mkahn@alz.org, or by calling 804-967-2580.