Richmond Area Support Groups – February 2016

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February 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.

February 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.

February 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.

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

February 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.

February 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.

February 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.

February 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.

February 10th; 7pm
For Caregivers
1661 Centerville Parke Lane
Manakin Sabot, VA 23103
Please call Susan Kidd, 804-387-7246, for more information.

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

February 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.

February 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.

February 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.

February 23rd; 6pm
For Caregivers
St. Mary’s Hospital
5801 Bremo Road, Room 163
Richmond, VA 23226
Please call the Alzheimer’s Association, 804-967-2580, for more information.

February 25th; 1pm
For Caregivers
Chickahominy YMCA
5401 Whiteside Road
Sandston, VA 23150
Please call Connie Tucker, 804-241-2056, or Beth Meyers, 804-967-2598, for more information.

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

February 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.

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2015 Grand Champions and Champions

Middle Peninsula – Northern Neck Walk to End Alzheimer’s Grand Champions

Heidi Bristow
Nelson Clark
Jacqueline Jones
Kristi Newman
Michele Stump
Donald Talbott
Christy Talbott

Middle Peninsula – Northern Neck Walk to End Alzheimer’s Champions

Maritza Cooper
Lydia Fuller
Nancy Hazzard
Beatrice Johnson
Amy Lewis
Marjorie Mitchell
Jessica Showers
Kyle Talbott
Suzanne Turner
Jonathan Tustin and Carolyn Hughes

Fredericksburg Walk to End Alzheimer’s Grand Champions

Angela Altizer
Kelly Bassler
Cindi Bowen
Anne Boyles
Barb Cole
Jeanine Denno
Melanie Fenwick
Michelle Gomez
Jane Johnson
Hannah McDonald
Mark Mead
Jeff Perry
Danielle Powell
Edward Ronckovitz
Laura Rutledge
Terry Ryan

Fredericksburg Walk to End Alzheimer’s Champions

Diana Bright
Angela Davis
Roberta Dezeeuw
Cheryl Erndle
George Hall
Kristin Lawrence
Cheryl Marshall
Jennifer McLaughlin
Jennifer Muse
Phillip Nicholson
Marqessa Njie
Anne Overington
Ruthi Pietras
Sarah Resnick
Judy Scheibe
Kimberly Sullivan
Theresa Wanex
Mackenzie Wanex

Richmond Walk to End Alzheimer’s Grand Champions

Susan Hudson
Stephanie Alegria
Jennifer Allen
Farah Allen
Nancy Anderson
John M. Anderson Construction
Ralph Andrews
Jeff Baldwin
William Cabaniss
Ruth D’Alessandro
Gail Duncan
Lee Edwards
Afton Edwards
Elena Edwards
Thresa Felix
Brad Fleenor
Jami Flemmons
Koren Flint
Amanda Griffith
Katie Hamann
Cindy Hamlin
Stephanie Hobbs
Teedie Johnson
Deborah Jones
Brad Kiscaden
Marie Kolendo
Diane Logan
Richard Long
Chris Maher
Andrea McCauley
Megan McManus
Alicia Miller
Christine Nicholson Ward
Pam Overbey
Peter Polignone
Stefanie Powell
Ryan Redd
Crystal Rollins
Selena Sanderson
Kirsten Schlegel
Buck Stinson
Shelbi Tabler
Kendra Tribble
Elizabeth Watson
Karen and Bill Whitworth
Carrie Williamson
Mary Wooten
Andrea Yoak

Richmond Walk to End Alzheimer’s Champions

Tracy Carr
Jeaninne Baumann
Annie Alexander
Stephanie Anderson
Lora Anderson
Kaitlyn Baumann
Chris Blaum
Janet Campbell
Teresa Catlin
Paige Chargois
Barbara Cole
David Darden
Tina DiBello
Cathy Driggers
James Duke
Wanda Fauth
Nancy Feldman
Marcia Finsterwald
Allyson Foor
David Garrett
Melissa Hagerman
Kathryn Hallett
Lynn Hancock
Sue Henneberry
Denise Holt
Natasha Howard
Micah Hunt
Wanda Hunt
Mary Johnson
Shannon Jones
Billie Leonard
MaryAnn Lowenstein
Christy Lyons
Brenda Macrae
Lydia Maddox
Ashleigh Moody
Cassandra Naville
Peggy Nieder
Sherry Peterson
Sally Raderer
Mary Beth Rawls
Sarah Reiske
Allison Rothschild
Thomas Rowe
Kendra Rudman
Kelly Shumate
Wilma Smith
Laurie Snyder
Tracy Stauffer
Rich Thomas
Mary Tomes
Sherry Tucker
Lauri Walker
Erin Walsh
Brittany Walton
Amanda Walton
Jean Wightman
Aidan Williams
Lori Wimer
Julia Yates

 

 

 

November Education Programs

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November 4th; 6:30-7:30pm
Conversations About Alzheimer’s and Dementia: How to Survive the Stress of Caregiving
Petersburg Public Library
201 W. Washington Street
Petersburg, VA 23803

November 6th; 11am-Noon
Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer’s
Chesterfield Parks and Recreation – Bensley Community Building
2900 Drewrys Bluff Road
North Chesterfield, VA 23237

November 9th; 5pm reception
Memories in the Making Art Exhibit
Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury
132 Lancaster Drive
Irvington, VA 22480

November 12th; 10:30am-12pm
Know the 10 Signs: Dementia – What is It?
Northern Neck Family YMCA
39 William B. Graham Court
Kilmarnock, VA 22482

November 19th; 11am-3pm
Living with Alzheimer’s: Moderate Stage for Family Caregivers
Mary Washington Hospital
West-A Conference Room
1001 Sam Perry Boulevard
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

November 23rd; Noon-1pm
Keep Me in Mind: The Causes, Prevention, Types of Dementia, and How Families Can Cope
Jewish Family Services – Weinstein Jewish Community Center
5403 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23226

November 2015 Support Groups – Richmond and Tri-Cities

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November 2nd; 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 3rd; 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.

November 3rd; 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 3rd; 7pm
For Caregivers
First Baptist Church
800 Thompson Street
Ashland, VA 23005
Please call Bob Junod, 804-752-2219, for more information.

November 5th; 6pm
For Caregivers
Good Shepherd Baptist Church
1127 N. 28th Street
Richmond, VA 23223
Please call Wanda Hunt, 804-305-8394, for more information.

November 10th; 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; 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 11th; 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 17th; 10am
For Caregivers
Lakewood Manor
1900 Lauderdale Drive
Henrico, VA 23238
Please call Beth Meyers, 804-967-2598, for more information.

November 17th; 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.

November 17th; 7pm
For Caregivers
Brandermill Woods Health Care Center
2100 Brandermill Parkway
Midlothian, VA 23112
Please call Merle Kahn, 804-967-2575, for more information.

November 19th; 1pm
For Caregivers
Chickahominy YMCA
5401 Whiteside Road
Sandston, VA 23150
Please call Connie Tucker, 804-241-2056, or Beth Meyers, 804-967-2598, for more information.

November 19th, 1:30pm
Early Stage for Caregivers and Persons with Dementia
Please Call the Chapter Office, 804-967-2580, for more information.

November 19th; 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 24th; 6pm
For Caregivers
St. Mary’s Hospital
5801 Bremo Road, Room 163
Richmond, VA 23226
Please call Mary Ann Johnson, 804-967-2582, for more information.

November 28th; 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.

October Education Programs

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Dementia: The Basics
October 1st; 5:30-7pm
Alzheimer’s Association Office – DeHardit House
7335 Lewis Avenue
Gloucester, VA 23061

Living with Alzheimer’s: Late Stage
October 15th; 10:30am-12pm
Alzheimer’s Association Office – DeHardit House
7335 Lewis Avenue
Gloucester, VA 23061
Please call 804-695-9382 for more information.

Getting Started: What to do if you Suspect a Family Member has Dementia or has been Diagnosed with Dementia
October 22nd; 1:30-3pm
2217 Princess Anne Street
Second Floor Conference Room
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Please call Lori Myers, 540-370-0835, for more information.

Understanding Dementia Behaviors
October 26th; 10-11:30am
Salem Church Library
2607 Salem Church Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Please call Lori Myers, 540-370-0835, for more information.

Understanding and Addressing Behaviors
October 29th; 2pm
Commonwealth Assisted Living – Farnham
511 Cedar Grove
Farnham, VA 22460
Please call 804-695-9382 for more information.

October 2015 Support Groups – Richmond and Tri-Cities

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October 1st; 6pm
For Caregivers
Good Shepherd Baptist Church
1127 N. 28th Street
Richmond, VA 23223
Please call Wanda Hunt, 804-305-8394, for more information.

October 5th; 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 6th; 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.

October 6th; 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 6th; 7pm
For Caregivers
First Baptist Church
800 Thompson Street
Ashland, VA 23005
Please call Bob Junod, 804-752-2219, for more information.

October 13th; 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 14th; 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 14th; 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 15th; 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 20th; 10am
For Caregivers
Lakewood Manor
1900 Lauderdale Drive
Henrico, VA 23238
Please call Beth Meyers, 804-967-2598, for more information.

October 20th; 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.

October 20th; 7pm
For Caregivers
Brandermill Woods Health Care Center
2100 Brandermill Parkway
Midlothian, VA 23112
Please call Merle Kahn, 804-967-2575, for more information.

October 22nd; 1pm
For Caregivers
Chickahominy YMCA
5401 Whiteside Road
Sandston, VA 23150
Please call Connie Tucker, 804-241-2056, or Beth Meyers, 804-967-2598, for more information.

October 22nd, 1:30pm
Early Stage for Caregivers and Persons with Dementia
Please Call the Chapter Office, 804-967-2580, for more information.

October 24th; 12pm
For Caregivers
First Union Baptist Church
3510 Dill Road
Richmond, VA 23222
Please call Jacki Page, 804-321-2573, for more information.

October 27th; 6pm
For Caregivers
St. Mary’s Hospital
5801 Bremo Road, Room 163
Richmond, VA 23226
Please call Mary Ann Johnson, 804-967-2582, 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.

Why I Walk – Sydney Cameron

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My name is Sydney Cameron and I Walk to End Alzheimer’s for my granny.

Some of my earliest memories of my grandmother (when I was around 6 years-old) are when she would travel from her home in Chicago to visit our home in Dallas. She would always sleep with me in my room. My parents even bought me a queen-sized bed so we could share it together.

She would always put rollers in her hair at night and used a head scarf that reminded me of a fish net. Whenever I wanted a French braid in my hair I always went to her (she was a hair stylist.) I remember she adored a string of pearls and one night she gave them to me, just because. (I wore them on my wedding day, in honor of her.)

It wasn’t until I was a teenager that I realized my granny wasn’t quite the same as when I was younger. She didn’t fuss at me anymore and she didn’t always have a hug or smile ready for me when I walked into a room. She stopped visiting our family in Texas.

It was then that I learned she suffered from Alzheimer’s disease.

As a teen I’m not sure that I fully comprehended what it all meant. I just knew every time our family would visit her in Chicago she talked less and less. Then I noticed she moved less and less and eventually could no longer even feed herself.

One vivid memory I have is one day my mom was giving her a pedicure and keeping up a constant stream of chatter. Every once and awhile my grandmother would make a non-committal noise.
But, after all these years it was her eyes that I still remember the most. Every time my mom moved my grandmother’s eyes would follow. It was like she recognized her daughter even though she couldn’t voice it.

My granny, Valadia Williams, traveled to the Kingdom of God in 2007.

I Walk to give her, and everyone else who has Alzheimer’s, a voice.

I Walk to find a cure.

I Walk to relive those memories.

I Walk to walk with her one more time.

I Walk to give strength to others.

I Walk to end Alzheimer’s.

You can now register for the 2015 Walks to End Alzheimer’s!

Northern Neck – Middle Peninsula; Saturday, September 19th at Bethpage Camp Resort. Register and donate at bit.ly/NNMPWalkToEndALZ2015

Fredericksburg; Saturday, September 26th at University of Mary Washington. Register and donate at bit.ly/FredericksburgWalkToEndALZ2015

Richmond Walk to End Alzheimer’s; Saturday, November 7th at Innsbrook. Register and donate at bit.ly/RVAWalkToEndALZ2015