Why I Walk – Mary Ann Johnson

Why I Walk

My name is Mary Ann Johnson and I Walk for my mother and my grandchildren. My mother turned 100 years old on August 10th of this year and has been dealing with the cognitive issues of probable Alzheimer’s for over 15 years.

She is still her sweet self and her social skills make her a love to everyone who meets her. She was a teacher and one of her first grade students actually came to her 100th birthday party!

My mother never wanted this disease and fought hard to not let us know what she was dealing with.

I Walk so that others are aware they are not alone. I Walk to let others know there are services in their community to help.

I Walk so we can accelerate research and find a cure so that my mother’s grandchildren and great grandchildren
will never have to experience the burden and sadness that accompanies caring for a person living with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia disease.

Get involved!

Register for one of our Central Virginia Walks:

Tri-Cities: October 18th
Register/donate at http://bit.ly/ALZ_Walk_TriCities

Richmond: October 18th
Register/donate at http://bit.ly/ALZ_Walk_GRVA

Northern Neck – Middle Peninsula: This Walk was held on September 20th, but you can still donate at http://bit.ly/ALZ_Walk_NorthernNeck

Fredericksburg: This Walk was held on September 27th, but you can still donate at http://bit.ly/ALZ_Walk_Fredericksburg

October Educational Programs – Fredericksburg Area

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The Fredericksburg regional office of the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter will offer the following educational programs to the general public during the month of September. Advance registration is required for the educational programs. Please call Lori Myers at 540-370-0835 for more information or to register.

October 25th; 9am-1pm
Living with Alzheimer’s: Moderate Stage Program for Family Caregivers
Mary Washington Hospital
Classroom A
1001 Sam Perry Boulevard
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

To view the list of educational programs for October, please visit http://www.alz.org/grva/in_my_community_education.asp

October Educational Programs – Middle Peninsula & Northern Neck Areas

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The Middle Peninsula – Northern Neck regional office of the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter will offer the following educational program to the general public during the month of September. Advance registration is required. Please call Ellie Galloway Myers at 804-695-9382 for more information or to register.

October 14th; 9:30am-2:30pm
Living with Alzheimer’s: The Moderate Stage
Daffodil Gardens
5954 Garden Grove Lane
Gloucester, VA 23061
Lunch will be provided.

October 22nd; 9:30am-2:30pm
Living with Alzheimer’s: The Early Stage
St.Mary’s White Chapel Parish Hall
5940 White Chapel Road
Lancaster, VA 22503
Lunch will be provided.

To view the list of educational programs for October, please visit http://www.alz.org/grva/in_my_community_education.asp

October Support Groups – Middle Peninsula & Northern Neck Areas

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October 8th; 10:30am
For Caregivers
Alzheimer’s Association Regional Office
DeHardit House
7335 Lewis Avenue
Gloucester, VA 23061
No respite available
Please call Ted Leonard, 804-642-9189, for more information

October 14th; 10:30am
For Caregivers
The Orchard
2 Delfae Drive
Warsaw, VA 22572
Respite available with reservation
Please call Jill White, 804-313-2400, for more information

October 16th; 6pm
For Caregivers
Alzheimer’s Association Regional Office
DeHardit House
7335 Lewis Avenue
Gloucester, VA 23061
No respite available
Please call Ellie Galloway, 804-695-9382, for more information

October 21st; 10:30am
For Caregivers
Port Town Village Apartments
111 Port Town Lane
Urbanna, VA 23175
No respite available
Please call Barbara Swain, 804-758-2386, for more information

October 23rd; 10:30am
For Caregivers
Commonwealth Assisted Living
460 S. Main Street
Kilmarnock, VA 22482
Respite care available with reservation
Please call Ellie Galloway, 804-695-9382, for more information

For more information about our support groups, please visit http://www.alz.org/grva/in_my_community_support.asp

October Support Groups – Fredericksburg

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October 7th; 10am
For Caregivers
Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center
4600 Spotsylvania Ave., 2nd Floor Conference Room
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
Please contact Lori Myers, 540-370-0835, for more information

October 13th; 6:30pm
Early Stage- For Caregivers and for Persons with Dementia
Call the Chapter Office for Information, 540-370-0835

October 21st; 1:30pm
For Caregivers
Homecare America
2017 Plank Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Please contact Lori Myers, 540-370-0835, for more information

October 21st; 7pm
For Caregivers
Carriage Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center
6106 Health Center Lane
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Please contact Judy Scheibe, 540-898-1378, for more information

For more information about our support groups, please visit http://www.alz.org/grva/in_my_community_support.asp

October Support Groups – Richmond and Tri-Cities Area

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October 6th; 10am
For Caregivers
Mt. Vernon Baptist Church
11220 Nuckols Road
Glen Allen, VA 23059
Please call Jessica Samet, 804-967-2580, for more information

October 7th; 7pm
For Caregivers
First Baptist Church
800 Thompson Street
Ashland, VA 23005
Please call Bob Junod, 804-752-2219, for more information

October 7th; 7pm
For Caregivers
Second Branch Baptist Church
12217 Second Branch Road
Chesterfield, VA 23838
Please call Christina Dhir, 804-536-9229, or Barbara Harris, 804-651-0461, for more information

October 7th; 3pm
For Caregivers
First Baptist Church
401 N. Second Avenue
Hopewell, VA 23860
Please call Blanche Castelow, 804-748-5585, or June Gilliam, 804-748-6668, for more information

October 7th; 6pm
For Caregivers
St. Paul’s Baptist Church
29 Elm Street
Petersburg, VA 23803
Please call 1-800-272-3900 for more information

October 8th; 9:30am
For Caregivers
Hanover Adult Day Center
7231 Stonewall Parkway
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
Please call Vivian Bagby, 804-321-1649, or Barbara Allen, 804-782-1942, for more information

October 8th; 10am
For Caregivers
New Life United Methodist Church
900 Old Hundred Road
Midlothian, VA 23114
Please call Bob Schaefer, 804-310-7991, or Leigh Hilldrup, 804-839-0236, for more information

October 14th; 7pm
For Adult Children
Bon Air Methodist Church
1645 Buford Road
N. Chesterfield, VA 23235
Please call Lynda Gormus, 804-320-0619, or Erin Davidson, 804-514-2142, for more information

October 16th; 11:30am
For Caregivers
Vista Park Memory Center
550 Flank Road
Petersburg, VA 23805
Please call LaChelle Rouse, 804-861-4358, for more information

October 16th; 7pm
For Caregivers
Lucy Corr Village
6800 Lucy Corr Court
Chesterfield, VA 23832
Please call Blanche Castelow, 804-748-5585, or Edith Byrnes, 804-271-4441, for more information

October 21st; 10am
For Caregivers
Lakewood Manor
1900 Lauderdale Drive
Henrico, VA 23238
Please call Mary Ann Johnson, 804-967-2582, or Frank Schwall, 804-521-9274, for more information

October 21st; 2pm
For Caregivers
Bon Air Methodist Church
1645 Buford Road
N. Chesterfield, VA 23235
Please call Nancy Lentz, 804-967-2586, for more information

October 21st; 7pm
For Caregivers
Brandermill Woods
14311 Brandermill Woods Trail
Midlothian, VA 23112
Please call Merle Kahn, 804-967-2575, for more information

October 22nd; 4pm
For Caregivers
Riverside PACE
315 Brown Street
Petersburg, VA 23803
Please call 1-800-272-3900 for more information

October 23rd; 6:30pm
For Caregivers
New Bridge Baptist Church
5701 Elko Road
Sandston, VA 23150
Please call Connie Tucker, 804-241-2056, for more information

October 23rd
For Those with Early Stage Alzheimer’s
Please contact the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter office, 804-967-2580, for more information

October 25th; 12pm
For Caregivers
First Union Baptist Church
3510 Dill Road
Richmond, VA 23222
Please call Jacki Page, 804-321-2573, for more information

October 28th; 11am
For Caregivers
Care Advantage
3509 Boulevard
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
Please call 1-800-272-3900 for more information

Younger-Onset Group
This is a Support Group for individuals who were diagnosed with a dementia disease under the age of 65. For more information on this group, please contact the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter office at 804-967-2580.

For more information about our support groups, please visit http://www.alz.org/grva/in_my_community_support.asp

October Educational Programs – Richmond and Tri-Cities Area

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The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter will be offering the following programs to the general public during the month of October. Advance registration is required by calling 804-967-2580.

October 14th; 6:30-7:30 pm
Caring for the Person with Dementia and Giving Support to the Caregiver
Beth Sholom Parkside
1550 John Rolfe Parkway
Henrico, VA 23238

October 16th: 10am-2pm
Living with Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Moderate Stage – for Caregivers
St. John’s Episcopal Church
12201 Richmond Street
Chester, VA 23831
Lite lunch provided

October 22nd; 3:30-5:30pm
Caring for the Person with Dementia and Giving Support to the Caregiver
Riverside PACE Petersburg
315 Brown Street
Petersburg, VA 23803

October 22nd; 6:30-8pm
Care Partner Frustrations
Shalom Baptist Church
6395 Mechanicsville Turnpike
Mechanicsville, VA 23111

October 29th; 9am-Noon
A Slice of Knowledge for the Caregiver: Family Dynamics and Stress
Heritage Public Library
6125 Chesapeake Circle
New Kent, VA 23124

To view the list of educational programs for October, please visit http://www.alz.org/grva/in_my_community_education.asp