June Educational Programs – Fredericksburg Area

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Alzheimer’s and Dementia: When Stigma is the Problem
Salem Church Library
2607 Salem Church Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
June 11th; 10am-12pm

Pre-registration required. Pre-register by calling 540-370-0835. More information is available at http://www.alz.org/grva

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June Educational Programs – Middle Peninula Northern Neck Area

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Living with Alzheimer’s: For People with Alzheimer’s and Other Dementia Diseases
Part One: June 2nd; 10-11:30am
Part Two: June 9th; 10-11:30am
Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury
132 Lancaster Drive
Irvington, VA 22489

Living with Alzheimer’s: Middle Stage for Caregivers
June 5th; 9:30am-2pm
Urbanna Baptist Church
121 Watling Street
Urbanna, VA 23175

Advance registration is required for the educational programs. Please call 804-695-9382 for more information or to register. More information is available at http://www.alz.org/grva

June Educational Programs – Richmond and Tri-Cities Area

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Living with Alzheimer’s: Middle Stage for Caregivers
St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church
9801 Fort King Road
Richmond, VA 23229

Part 1: Learning About the Disease During the Middle Stage
June 4th; 6-8pm

Part 2: Decisions and Making Choices
June 11th; 6-8pm

Part 3: What You Need to Plan
June 18th; 6-8pm

Holding Them Close: Providing Spiritual Care for People with Dementia and Their Caregivers
Dunlop House Assisted Living & Specialized Alzheimer’s Care
235 Dunlop Farms Boulevard
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
June 11th; 8:30am-2pm

Advance registration is required by calling 804-967-2580. More information is available at http://www.alz.org/grva

June 2015 Support Groups – Fredericksburg

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

June 8th; 6:30pm
For Caregivers and Persons with Dementia
Please call the Chapter Office, 540-370-0835, for more information.

June 16th; 1:30pm
For Caregivers
Homecare America
2017 Plank Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Please contact Lori Myers, 540-370-0835, for more information.

June 16th; 7pm
For Caregivers
Carriage Hill Health & Rehabilitation Center
6106 Health Center Lane
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Please contact Judy Scheibe, 540-898-1378, for more information.

June 2015 Support Groups – Middle Peninsula and Nothern Neck

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June 2nd; 6pm
For Caregivers
The Orchard
62 Delfae Drive
Warsaw, VA 22572
Respite available with reservation.
Please call Carolyn Costello, 804-615-1117, for more information.

June 8th; 11am
For Caregivers
Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury
132 Lancaster Drive
Irvington, VA 22489
No respite available.
Please call Georgia Gardner, 804-438-4026, for more information.

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

June 16th; 10:30am
For Caregivers
Harmony Grove Baptist Church
7722 Gen. Puller Hwy
Topping, VA 23169
No respite available.
Please contact Barbara Swain, 804-832-1571, or Lisa Jones, 804-695-9008, for more information.

June 18th; 6pm
For Caregivers
Alzheimer’s Association Office – DeHardit House
7335 Lewis Avenue
Gloucester, VA 23061
No respite available
Please call Ellie Galloway, 804-695-9382, for more information.

June 25th; 10:30am
For Caregivers
Commonwealth Assisted Living
460 S. Main Street
Kilmarnock,VA 22482
Respite care available with reservation.
Please contact Ellie Galloway, 804-695-9382, for more information.

June 25th; 3pm
For Caregivers
Commonwealth at Farnham
511 Cedar Grove
Farnham, VA 22460
Respite care available with reservation.
Please contact Jill White, 804-695-7290, for more information.

June 2015 Support Groups – Richmond and Tri-Cities

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June 1st; 10am
For Caregivers
Mt. Vernon Baptist Church
11220 Nuckols Road, Glen Allen, VA 23059
Please call Jessica Samet, 804-967-2580, for more information.

June 2nd; 10:30am
For Caregivers
Second Branch Baptist Church
12217 Second Branch Road
Chesterfield, VA 23838
Please call Edith Byrnes, 804-271-4441, or Sharon Condrey, 804-590-9305, for more information.

June 2nd; 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.

June 2nd; 7pm
For Caregivers
First Baptist Church
800 Thompson Street
Ashland, VA 23005
Please call Bob Junod, 804-752-2219, for more information.

June 4th; 6pm
For Caregivers
Good Shepherd Baptist Church
1127 N. 28th Street
Richmond, VA 23223
Please call Wanda Hunt, 804-305-8394, for more information.

June 9th; 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.

June 10th; 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.

June 10th; 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.

June 16th; 10am
For Caregivers
Lakewood Manor
1900 Lauderdale Drive
Henrico, VA 23238
Please call Beth Meyers, 804-967-2598, for more information.

June 16th; 2pm
For Caregivers
Bon Air Methodist Church
1645 Buford Road
Family Life Center, Blanchette Brown Room
N. Chesterfield, VA 23235
Please call Nancy Lentz, 804-967-2586, for more information.

June 16th; 7pm
For Caregivers
Brandermill Woods Health Care Center
2100 Brandermill Parkway
Midlothian, VA 23112
Please call Merle Kahn, 804-967-2575, for more information.

June 18th; 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.

June 23rd; 6pm
For Caregivers
St. Mary’s Hopsital
5801 Bremo Road, Room 163
Richmond, VA 23226
Please call Mary Ann Johnson, 804-967-2582, for more information.

June 25th; 1pm
For Caregivers
Chickahominy YMCA
5401 Whiteside Road
Sandston, VA 23150
Please call Connie Tucker, 804-241-2056, for more information.

June 25th; 1:30pm
Early Stage for Caregivers and Persons with Dementia
Please Call the Chapter Office, 804-967-2580, for more information.

June 27th; 12pm
For Caregivers
First Union Baptist Church
3510 Dill Road
Richmond, VA 23222
Please call Jacki Page, 804-321-2573, 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.

Message from Sherry Peterson, Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter CEO

Sherry PetersonAs I prepare to retire as CEO of the Greater Richmond Chapter, I wanted to take an opportunity to thank each and every one of you for your support and encouragement during my nearly 17 years of service to the community.

Some of you were involved in the Chapter when I came on-board as the only full-time staff member when we were located in a dingy office on Forest Hill Avenue. We’ve come a long way. Thank you for all that you have done to help the Chapter grow to meet the ever increasing need for our services.

During my tenure, I have had the opportunity to work with numerous Board Members who have provided personal support to me, and have given their time, talent, and financial support to the Chapter. Our growth would not have been possible without their involvement and dedication.

I have also had the privilege of working with the most dedicated and caring staff – individuals that work hard every day to make life a little less stressful for those we serve. Our Chapter staff truly care about the 26,000 individuals in our service area with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers, and whether they meet with clients directly or provide support in the background – they are amazing! I want to thank them all for making my job easier and so enjoyable.

Sadly, the biggest change I have seen in my 17 years is the number of people affected by this devastating disease.

When I started, we said that one in four of us knew someone affected by the disease – now one in two of us know someone. When I am out in the community, I meet more and more people who know the challenges that those with the disease and their families face on a daily basis.

However, there are also more reasons to be hopeful that an end to this disease is on its way!

The Alzheimer’s Association has been a part of every major Alzheimer’s research project over the last 30 years, and during the last several years, the Association has been able to increase federal government support of Alzheimer’s research. In addition, the National Alzheimer’s Project Act that passed in 2012 required the creation of a national strategic plan to address the rapidly escalating Alzheimer’s disease crisis and will coordinate Alzheimer’s disease efforts across the federal government.

As I prepare to retire, my only wish is that we could all retire because our services were no longer needed. I know you share mine, and the Alzheimer’s Association’s, vision of “a world without Alzheimer’s disease.”

Until we reach that goal, thank you for all you do.