Why I Walk – Marie Kolendo

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My name is Marie Kolendo and I Walk in memory of my very good friend Marcelle Cook.

Marcelle was a 70-plus year old, vibrant and fun loving French Canadian, who loved traveling and spending time with her daughter and grandchildren.

Four years ago Marcelle was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and she passed away in November of 2012.

While it was very difficult to see Marcelle and her family face so many challenges as the disease progressed, it was comforting that given my work with the Alzheimer’s Association I was able to help them find support groups and other programs to ease the burden to the extent possible.

The 2014 Walks to End Alzheimer’s may be over, but there is still time to donate.

Get involved and make a difference for the millions of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias!

Northern Neck – Middle Peninsula: Donate at http://bit.ly/ALZ_Walk_NorthernNeck

Fredericksburg: Donate at http://bit.ly/ALZ_Walk_Fredericksburg

Tri-Cities: Donate at http://bit.ly/ALZ_Walk_TriCities

Richmond: Donate at http://bit.ly/ALZ_Walk_GRVA

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November Support Groups – Middle Peninsula & Northern Neck Areas

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November 11th; 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

November 12th; 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

November 18th; 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

November 20th; 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

November 21st; 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

November Support Groups – Fredericksburg

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November 4th; 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

November 10th; 6:30pm
Early Stage- For Caregivers and for Persons with Dementia
Call the Chapter Office for Information, 540-370-0835

November 18th; 1:30pm
For Caregivers
Homecare America
2017 Plank Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Please contact Lori Myers, 540-370-0835, for more information

November 18th; 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

November Support Groups – Richmond and Tri-Cities Area

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November 3rd; 10am
For Caregivers
Mt. Vernon Baptist Church
11220 Nuckols Road
Glen Allen, VA 23059
Please call Jessica Samet, 804-967-2580, for more information

November 4th; 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

November 4th; 6pm
For Caregivers
St. Paul’s Baptist Church
29 Elm Street
Petersburg, VA 23803
Please call 1-800-272-3900 for more information

November 4th; 7pm
For Caregivers
First Baptist Church
800 Thompson Street
Ashland, VA 23005
Please call Bob Junod, 804-752-2219, for more information

November 4th; 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

November 11th; 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

November 11th; 7pm
For Caregivers
Brandermill Woods
14311 Brandermill Woods Trail
Midlothian, VA 23112
Please call Merle Kahn, 804-967-2575, for more information

November 12th; 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

November 12th; 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

November 18th; 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

November 18th; 2pm
For Caregivers
Bon Air Methodist Church
1645 Buford Road
N. Chesterfield, VA 23235
Please call Nancy Lentz, 804-967-2586, for more information

November 20th; 11:30am
For Caregivers
Vista Park Memory Center
550 Flank Road
Petersburg, VA 23805
Please call LaChelle Rouse, 804-861-4358, for more information

November 20th; 6:30pm
For Caregivers
New Bridge Baptist Church
5701 Elko Road
Sandston, VA 23150
Please call Connie Tucker, 804-241-2056, for more information

November 20th; 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

November 22nd; 12pm
For Caregivers
First Union Baptist Church
3510 Dill Road
Richmond, VA 23222
Please call Jacki Page, 804-321-2573, for more information

November 25th; 11am
For Caregivers
Care Advantage
3509 Boulevard
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
Please call 1-800-272-3900 for more information

November 26th; 4pm
For Caregivers
Riverside PACE
315 Brown Street
Petersburg, VA 23803
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

November Educational Programs

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NOTE: Pre-registration required for all programs. You can pre-register by calling 804-967-2580 or e-mailing Fran at ffoster@alz.org

November 3rd
2-4pm
Symptom Management in Dementia Patients and Hospice Care for Dementia Patients
Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury
132 Lancaster Drive
Irvington, VA 22480

November 4th
Getting Started: What to do When Your Loved One Has Been Diagnosed
3-4pm
Alzheimer’s Association Office
201 Temple Avenue, Suite E
Colonial Heights, VA 23834

November 8th
9:30-11am
Charting the Journey: Know the 10 Signs, Family Stress & Dynamics and Legal & Communication
Upper King William County Senior Center
8306 King William Road
Aylett, VA 23009

November 12th
6:30-8pm
Celebrating the Holidays: Tips for Caregivers
Shalom Baptist Church
6395 Mechanicsville Turnpike
Mechanicsville, VA 23111

November 13th
10:30am-Noon
Living with Alzheimer’s: Legal and Financial
Commonwealth Assisted Living at Farnham
511 Cedar Grove Road
Farnham, VA 22460

November 18th
1pm
Preparing for the Holidays: For Family Caregivers and Friends
Home Care America
2017 Plank Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

November 19th
9:30am-2:30pm
Living with Alzheimer’s: The Moderate Stage
St. Mary’s White Chapel Parish Hall
5940 White Chapel Road
Lancaster, VA 22503

November 20th
2-3:30pm
Dessert for the Caregiver: How to Survive the Stress of Caregiving
Spring Arbor Richmond
9991 Ridgefield Parkway
Henrico, VA 23233

November 20th
1:30-3pm
Getting Started: What to do if you Suspect a Family Member has Dementia or has Been Diagnosed with Dementia
2217 Princess Anne Street
2nd Floor Conference Room
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

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

Why I Walk – Allison Warrington Rothschild

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My name is Allison Warrington Rothschild and I Walk for my Mom, Judy Rodgers Warrington. My Mom passed away from Alzheimer’s on October 9, 2013, just five days after the 2013 Walk to End Alzheimer’s. She was 68 years young.

She was diagnosed at 65 and had symptoms for five years and she left behind her loving husband, my Dad, after almost 46 years of marriage. They had a fairy tale love story.

She also left my brother and me and two amazing grandchildren who were only 5 and 2 when she died.

It has been a difficult year, but this year’s Walk will be filled with all of the memories I have of her tremendous life.

This year’s Walk was dedicated to my Mom, and I Walked with my team from VCU, Rams for Memory.

The Walks to End Alzheimer’s may be over, but there is still time to donate. Get involved and make a difference for the millions of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias!

Northern Neck – Middle Peninsula: Donate at http://bit.ly/ALZ_Walk_NorthernNeck

Fredericksburg: Donate at http://bit.ly/ALZ_Walk_Fredericksburg

Tri-Cities: Donate at http://bit.ly/ALZ_Walk_TriCities

Richmond: Donate at http://bit.ly/ALZ_Walk_GRVA

Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Grand Champions and Champions

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Middle Peninsula – Northern Neck:

Donald Talbott
Kristi Newman
Jacqueline Jones
Julie Olson
Christy Talbott
Maryanne Lee
Heidi Bristow

Fredericksburg:

Jeff Perry
Betsy Willsey
Edward Ronckovitz
Anne Overington
Kelly Nash
Danielle Powell
Jennifer Reynolds
Laurie Canter
Sarah Resnick
Ruthi Pietras
Holly Cooney
Beth Gallahan
Kelly Bassler
Angela Altizer
Kathleen Hinkofer

Tri-Cities:

Verla Martin

Richmond:

Susan Hudson
William Cabaniss
Shelbi Tabler
Chris Maher
Ruth D’Alessandro
Jeff Baldwin
Pam Overbey
Stephanie Alegria
William McDaniel
Marie Kolendo
Dina Berry
Lee Edwards
Carol Myers
Jean Linnenbringer
Andrea Yoak
Ryan Redd
Jennifer Allen
Shannon Jones
Natasha Howard
Teedie Johnson
Erin Davidson
Gail Duncan
Stephanie Hobbs
Alicia Miller
Brenda Miller
Kim Smith
Megan McManus
Erich Hutton
Ralph Andrews

Walk to End Alzheimer’s Champions Club

Middle Peninsula – Northern Neck:

Michaele Embrey
Lara Kelley
Brandy Heaps
ReNaye Dame
Nelson Clark
Jessica Showers
Nancy Hazzard

Fredericksburg:

Tina Scogin
Debbie Ayres
Jeanine Denno
Terry Ryan
Sherri Withrow
Laura Rutledge
Katherine Ronckovitz
Toni Hoosier
Janice Stankevich
Brenda Stutz
Desiree Harvey
Donna Oldham
George Knight
Bob McGann
Lori Williams
Michelle Runyon
Gail Everhart
Marqessa Njie
Dannie Canter
Jennifer Confair
Victoria Markle
Angela Davis
Veta Wholey
Cindi Bowen
Jessica Salisbury
Kim Green
Elizabeth Mcmaster

Tri-Cities:

Tracy Partin

Richmond:

Mary Wooten
Donna Maitland
Allison Rothschild
Peggy Nieder
Alex Scott
Sandi Briley
Carrie Williamson
Norma ‘Lee’ Davis
Pat Harmon
Stephanie Okamoto
Mary Cleveland
Carolyn Leininger
Elizabeth Swanson
Erin Walsh
Christine Probst
Lucas Oti
Zenia Burnett
Elizabeth Watson
Jaymie Gerace
Koren Flint
English Hewitt
Jordan Jennings
Leonda Jiggetts
Brad Fleenor
Marcia Finsterwald
Teresa Steinfatt
Sherry Peterson
Suzan Morris
Kathy Hutton
Karen Rountrey
Cindy Hamlin
Edwina Crable
Margaret Kapinos
Valerie Flowe
Cindy Joseph
Stacy Elsbury
Laura Wright
Michael Lange
David Goldberg
Whitney Melton
Bryan Hutton
Victoria McCormick
Jana Paterson
Tracy Stauffer
Chris Dickerson
Janet Marcus
Patricia Slattum
Patricia Goodall
Phoebe Hall
Alex White
Farah Allen
Mark Paterson
Peggy Cerreto
Barbara Cole
Robin Rozell
Lydia Maddox
Valerie Robinson
Savanna Makins
Janet Gale