Eastern Tennessee Chapter l www.alz.org/tn July 2009 Caregivers Learn How to Cope and Hope Spring “Caring & Coping” Training Seminar Sees Highest Turnout Ever If there is one person who can make caring for a loved one living with Alzheimer’s disease easier to bear, it may be Teepa Snow. During the Alzheimer’s Association’s spring workshop for family and professional caregivers, the packed room practically breathed a sigh of relief as she unraveled and explained some of the biggest challenges in care when it comes to this disease. During a break, one woman even asked Join Us for a Fall Session Teepa, “Where have you been?” Tuesday, August 4, 2009 Collegeside Church of Christ, Cookeville Snow, an occupational therapist with nearly three decades of experience in geriatric care, talked many bewildered participants through Thursday, November 5, 2009 the affects of the environment on someone First Baptist Church of Oak Ridge with dementia plus how to recognize pain Thursday, November 12, 2009 and intervene. She also taught them how First Baptist Church of Sevierville to laugh. By the end of the day, the more Sign up at www.alz.org/tn than 200 attendees who had been “on their toes” because of Snow’s interactive style had developed a new understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and how to cope. Caregivers watched and then practiced how to help a person with Alz heimer’s eat and drink. 2009 Knoxville Regional Memory Walk Breaks Records! Thank you corporate sponsors, walkers, planning committee members, and volunteers for a recordbreaking Memory Walk! Despite tough times for many East Tennessee families and businesses, volunteers with the 2009 Knoxville Regional Memory Walk made major strides forward in the effort to fund research, support, and education for Alzheimer’s disease. for Turn the page Walks details on Fall Corporate sponsors, walkers, and volunteers from Knox, Claiborne, Grainger, Hancock, and Union Counties helped raise $165,195! That exceeds last year’s total of $163,112. Additionally, an anonymous donor has agreed to donate $1 for every $100 raised by walkers. More than 900 people A record number of dedicated volunteers participated! stepped forward on behalf of thousands of individuals, families, and friends living with Alzheimer’s disease in East Tennessee during the 2009 Knoxville Regional Memory Walk on April 18. continued on page 3... 2270 Sutherland Avenue, Suite 202 l Knoxville TN 37919 l (865) 544-6288 135 B Pigeon Road l Cookeville, TN 38506 l (931) 526-8010 Alzheimer’s Association Eastern Tennessee Chapter Take Your First Step in the Fight Against Alzheimer’s Knoxville Office Phone: 865.544.6288 Fax: 865.544.6249 Cumberland Plateau Office Phone: 931.526.8010 Fax: 931.526.8011 Staff Janice Wade -Whitehead, Executive Director [email protected] Carolyn Jensen, Development Director [email protected] Milton McCammon, Director of Finance and Operations [email protected] Linda Johnson, Assistant Director of Programs linda. [email protected] Debbie Kinnard, Associate Development Director [email protected] Amanda Barlow, Cumberland Plateau Regional Coordinator [email protected] Kay Watson, Director of PR/ Special Projects [email protected] Steve Coker, Special Projects Coordinator [email protected] Bobby Fields, Program Coordinator [email protected] Paula Marsh, Project Assistant [email protected] Michelle Sullivan, Project Assistant [email protected] Angela McMullen, Program Supervisor, Howard Circle of Friends [email protected] Wendy Harpst, Program Assistant, Howard Circle of Friends [email protected] Judith Winters, Program Supervisor, Senior’s Day Out at Trinity Hills Sarah Jellicorse, Program Assistant, Senior’s Day Out at Trinity Hills Board of Directors President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer Asst. Treasurer Robyn Jarvis Askew Jo Blalock Starr Bragg Teresa Catron, MD John H. Coleman (Honorary Board Member) Monica K. Crane, MD Becky Dodson, LSCW Mary Lyn Goodman Thomas “Tank” Strickland Roberta Simmons Roger Gribble Stan Boling John Dougherty, Jr., MD Robin Gibson Sylvia Lacey Faye Langley Evelyn McNamara, BBA, Lea Ann Patrizio David Randal Seale, MD Cecilia Whittington Fall is not so far away – especially for volunteers looking forward to East Tennessee’s four upcoming Memory Walks. Individuals and Teams vying to win TOP fundraising titles are busy throughout East Tennessee and the Cumberland Plateau. Team up with your friends, families and co-workers to take part in the largest national fundraising event for Alzheimer’s disease support programs. 5 County Memory Walk- August 29 (Anderson, Campbell, Morgan, Roane & Scott Counties) Oak Ridge Civic Center Cumberland Plateau Memory Walk September 12 (Clay, Cumberland, Fentress, Jackson, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Van Buren, & White Counties) Tennessee Tech Campus Quad Smoky Mountain Memory Walk - October 17 (Sevier, Cocke, Hamblen, & Jefferson Counties) Pigeon Forge High School Kickoff -Thursday, August 6-Wilderness at the Smokies Foothills Memory Walk - October 24 (Blount, Loudon, & Monroe Counties) Maryville College Kickoff -Thursday, August 13-Airport Hilton Knoxville Regional Memory Walk April 2010 Pre-register and raise $50 to earn a Memory Walk t-shirt. Visit www.alz.org/tn or call 865.544.6288 for more information on other incentives and how you can participate. 2 WBIR-TV’s Beth Haynes and Ed Rupp – Celebrities for the Cause – joined sponsors, top fundraisers and volunteers to learn about their success at the annual Appreciation Lunch on Wednesday, June 24 at Calhoun’s on the River. Every VIF (Very Important Fundraiser) enjoyed lunch while the top individuals and teams were announced. Individual Prize Winners: Individual Youth Prize Winners: 1st Deanna Haney 2nd Faun Norton 3rd Sue Large 4th Nancy Dettmering 1st Savannah Ivey (14) 2nd Patty Yann (16) Team Prize Winners: Making Memories Top Youth Team Prize Winner: 1st Sigma Kappa Sorority 2nd Shannondale Healthcare Center 3rd Dream Makers Honorable Mention: Arbor Terrace Team Spirit Award Winner: Shannondale Top 10 Fundraising Individuals Individual Amount Savannah Ivey (Youth) $ 6,336.00 Deana Haney $ 4,590.00 Faun Norton $ 3,027.00 Sue Large $ 2,340.00 Nancy Dettmering $ 2,160.00 Joan Paynter-Bandy Patty Yann (Youth) Cindy Bayless Paulette Beaulieu Lauren Hall $ $ $ $ $ ale nondale -Shannond Team-Shan Place Team 2nd 2nd Place Top 10 Fundraising Teams Team Amount Sigma Kappa $16,790.74 Shannondale $ 9,650.99 Dream Makers $ 7,823.00 Arbor Terrace $ 7,778.91 Making Memories (Youth) $ 7,156.00 Mercy Health Partners $ 4,811.00 Covenant Health $ 4,351.38 Elmcroft of West Knoxville$ 4,168.74 Paynter/Talbott Clan $ 3,230.00 Hillcrest Healthcare $ 1,856.73 1,875.00 1,826.00 1,742.00 1,507.00 1,406.00 1s 1stt Pla Place ceTe Team am-Si -Sigm gmaa Ka Kapp ppaa Captain Laura Ward Paulette Beaulieu Deana Haney 3rd Place Team Dream Makers Kathy Coffey Savannah Ivey Mary White Rhonda Watson & Bridgette Scott Lauren Hall & Rebecca Lane 2010 Mascot: Joan Paynter-Bandy “Zoe” -$1,300 Sarah Hatcher Owner: Jamie Huffman 2009 NATIONAL PLATINUM TEAMS 3 (Hillcrest Healthcare South team member & UPS employee) Community Outreach LEAVE A LEGACY BEYOND YOUR LIFETIME Plan Your Future & Help Fight Alzheimer’s Consider leaving a legacy of support by making a planned gift to the Alzheimer’s Association. Planned gifts allow you to combine your charitable giving goals with your estate and financial planning goals. Your gift will provide lasting benefits through our Alzheimer’s research program and community care and support programs The Isaacs to Perform Benefit Concert Planned giving for all income levels Planned giving arrangements are feasible for donors of all income levels. Gifts vary from a simple will bequest to arrangements that help you maintain financial independence through favorable income and tax-saving benefits. Bequests through wills and trusts Opportunities include gifts from a will bequest, living trust, charitable gift annuity, charitable life income trust, retirement plan, life insurance and real estate. Please contact Director of Development Carolyn Jensen at 865.544.6288 or [email protected] for more information to guide you in your planned giving. How your gift will be used You can be assured that your gift will help increase Alzheimer’s Association resources to move us toward our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s while providing support and assistance to person with Alzheimer’s disease, their families and care partners Planned Giving Council If you would like to be involved with the planned giving council or know someone who has expertise and interest in the area, please give us a call. We are eager to speak to groups about planned giving for Alzheimer’s and to let people know about the different approaches that are available to support Alzheimer’s in the future. For more information contact Carolyn Jensen at 865-544-6288 ext 230. Bluegrass Gospel Country Group Expected to Sell Out Knoxville’s Bijou Join us for a memorable evening of music dedicated to East Tennessee families facing Alzheimer’s disease. The Isaacs will take the stage to benefit the Eastern Tennessee Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association on Thursday, September 3, 2009. For more than three decades, this group has been touring, thrilling audiences, and presenting their ministry in song. They have a unique style that marries bluegrass harmonies and instrumentation with modern southern gospel lyrics. The Isaacs are well-known Save the Date! for their professionallyarranged acoustic bluegrass Thursday, September 3, 2009 gospel music, with excellent 7:30 p.m. vocal harmony and superb The Bijou Theatre instrumental prowess 803 S Gay Street Based out of LaFollette, The Knoxville, TN 37902 Isaacs is a group made up of family members Lily Isaacs, her son Ben Isaacs and her daughters Sonya Isaacs and Rebecca Isaacs Bowman (Becky) as well as John Bowman. They travel with their band in a 45 ft. home on wheels well over 200 days each year. They appear in all types of venues from small country churches to bluegrass festivals to large arenas. They have won multiple awards and they make regular appearances on the Grand Ole Opry as well as Bill Gaither’s Homecoming tour. The Alzheimer’s Association greatly appreciates the generosity of the supporters who are making this event possible. Call the Bijou Theatre at (865) 522-0832 for tickets and prices! 4 Community Outreach Alzheimer’s Awareness Night at Smokies Ballpark Friday, August 14, 2009 @ 7:15 pm Take a Swing at Alzheimer’s! Join us, dressed in purple, for an evening of fun and fireworks at the ballpark, as the Smokies play the Jacksonville Suns. Buy your tickets now from the Alzheimer’s Association! Tickets are $10 each (The Alzheimer’s Association will receive a portion of proceeds from tickets purchased directly from the organization through Thursday, August 6.) Visit www.alz.org/tn to order online. www.alz.org/tn 865-544-6288 Fill out and detach the bottom, then return it along with your money to the Alzheimer’s Association – Eastern Tennessee Chapter 2270 Sutherland Ave., Ste 202, Knox ville, TN 37919 / Fax: 865.544.6249 (Please make checks payable to the Alzheimer’s Association) *Pre-paid tickets can be picked up before the game at the Alzheimer’s will-call table located outside the stadium. Name (tickets listed under @ will-call):_______________________________ Number of Tickets paid for:_________________________________________ Phone Number:__________________________________________________ Email:__________________________________________________________ Address:________________________________________________________ Volunteer Ticket Agent Name: _______________________________________ Memory Walk Team:____________ __________________________________ Circle appropriate Memory Walk: 5 County Foothills Smoky Cumberland Knox 5 Community Outreach 5th Annual Thirty teams hit the green for the Fifth Annual Memory Links Golf Classic on Friday, May 22, 2009 at Egwani Farms Golf Course in Rockford. Because of severe storms and heavy rain, the tournament was rescheduled from its original May 8 date (the traditional Friday before Mother’s Day). As our nation paused this past Memorial Day to think about those who have served and sacrificed, tournament golfers began their holiday weekend playing in honor of those who are battling or have fought Alzheimer’s disease. Fore! The Golf Ball Drop took flight and Blanche Crowe won $2,500! Buyers purchased $10 chances in hopes that their golf ball would fall in the hole or closest to it. Scenic Helicopter Tours dropped 3,000 balls for the raffle, which aired on WBIR’s “Live at Five - At Four” program LIVE! Beth Haynes interviewed Dane Bradshaw about the drop and the day. With the tremendous support of sponsors, the tournament raised more than $44,000. Women’s Division Winners Robin Banner. Maggie Breeding, Bobbie Brooks, and Sadonna Price won First Place in the first-ever Women’s Division. The Second Place Team included Billye Anderton, Missy Corcoran, Dr. Mac, and Lisa Franks. Men’s Division Winners The First Place Men’s Division team pictured above included Scott Gaha, Betty Clark, Leigh Garrett, and Matt Garrett. Mark Arwood, Dan Fleming, Mike Kitts, Keith Maner played on the Second Place Team. Mens Closest to Pin: Jeff Zollar Mark Your Calendars Plan to golf and do your Mother’s Day shopping at MemoryLinks Golf Classic 2010! Tentavily scheduled for May 7th, 2010 Ladies Closest to Pin: Shelia Whitehead Long Drive: Robin Banner Putting contest: 1st Place Howie Johnson 2nd Place Vonnie Oaks 2 Former UT Basketball Player Dane Bradshaw, WBIR-TV Sports Director Steve Phillips, and B97.5 Programming Director Jeff Jarnigan served as Celebrity Hosts and Honorary Chairpersons, making this tournament a “Round to Remember.” 6 For more information on becoming a sponsor for the 2010 MemoryLinks Golf Classic, contact Carolyn Jensen at 865.544.6288 ext 230 or [email protected] Community Outreach Alstom Power Golfs and Gives $30,000 Company’s charity tournament raises record amount for the Alzheimer’s Association Employees of ALSTOM Power, Inc. selected the Eastern Tennessee Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association as the non-profit organization to benefit from the company’s annual golf tournament. President Jim Yann shared how his mother-in-law suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, just before presenting the largest donation ever generated by the charity tournament. Despite tough economic times, participants raised a record $30,000. The Alzheimer’s Association greatly appreciates ALSTOM Power’s generosity and their employees’ support. participants have raised anywhere from $20,000 to almost $30,000. This year about 160 golfers hit the green and had a chance to learn a little about Alzheimer’s prevention during the lunchtime check presentation. Several people expressed interest in learning more about the disease and how to volunteer for the Alzheimer’s Association. History In-house attorney Kristi Bennett nominated the Alzheimer’s Association, sharing with colleagues that her grandmother had suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. At least 344 employees had the opportunity to vote on Kristi’s nomination, along with nominations for other charities, and the Alzheimer’s Association received the most votes! ALSTOM Power’s Human Resources Manager Jane Richards said she was shocked by the number of people who voted for the Alzheimer’s Association, adding that she just didn’t realize how many people’s lives are touched by this disease. Alstom Power Background: Alstom is a global leader in the world of power generation and sets the benchmark for innovative and environmentally conscious technologies. The company designs, manufactures and supplies a comprehensive range of state-of-the-art products and systems for the power generation and industrial markets. This includes gas, coal, nuclear, wind and hydro power. For more information: http://www.power.alstom.com Details The Saturday, June 13 tournament at Dead Horse Lake Golf Course in West Knoxville was a private event for ALSTOM Power’s employees and vendors. In past years, HONOR SOMEONE RECOGNIZE A SPECIAL OCCASION MAKE A LASTING TRIBUTE honored to : Alzheimer’s Association, 2270 Sutherland Ave., Ste 202 , Knoxville 37919. A donation to the Eastern TN Chapter of Alzheimer’s Association is a wonderful way to remember or honor an individual, as well as mark a special occasion. Please send your contribution and reason for donation, along with a contact name and address for the individual A personalized tribute card will be sent to the individual being honored or to the family of the person being memorialized. The donor will receive an acknowledgment of the donation as well. 7 Community Outreach Team Captain’s Corner Fashion for Charity Thursday, July 30; 3-4:30 p.m. Please Support our Memory Walk Teams Homewood Residence at Deane Hill 401 Catherine Mcauley Way, Knoxville, TN 37919 WBIR-TV regular guest Judy Gardner will present the hottest styles from her summer fashion collection courtesy of her store The Silk Purse. Strike a pose to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association! More than 250 teams make up the heart and soul of our five Chapter Memory Walks. Many of these families, facilities, and businesses raise money year-round to ensure they reach their fundraising goals by the time they cross the finish line. By supporting them – you are contributing to the cause and the Alzheimer’s Association’s ability to educate, support and promote research. (Complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres. For reservations and information, call Dawn McBride at (865) 690-4070 by July 28.) Old Bags & Tea Tuesday, August 4; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Annual Tasters’ Luncheon Church of Christ, 129 S. Chamberlain Ave., Rockwood Courthouse Plaza 2nd Floor Dining Room; Adjacent to Citizen National Bank’s Main Office 200 Forks of the River Parkway, Sevierville, TN 37862 A sampling of good country cookin’ for a good cause at a cost of $6 per plate. The Bridge at Rockwood Team tradition! (Pay at the door.) Join us for a silent auction of gently used, designer brand handbags to support a great cause and your closet. Tickets: $10, includes lunch and door prize drawing. (Contact Sandy Moore Langley or Arlene Foust at 865.354.3366 for more information ) (Contact Stephanie Flatt for tickets or more information: [email protected] cnbtn.com or 865.429.7595) Wednesday, August 19; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Spirit Nights @ Cookeville Chick-fil-A Yard Sale 1370 Interstate Drive, Cookeville Moo-ve to End Alzheimer’s! Stop by and mention the Alzheimer’s Association on the above evenings and Chick-fil-A will donate a portion of your bill. 3231 Old Knoxville Highway, Maryville, TN Buyers name their price at this fundraiser hosted by “Mary’s Angels,” a family-backed Youth Team. Choose from donated toys, name brand clothing, and tons of furniture – then decide how much you’d like to contribute to the cause in exchange for your item. Saturday, August 15; 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. July 30, August 3 & 27, Sept. 3; 5-8 p.m. (Plus, register to win a year of FREE Chick-fil-A. Be there for the Drawing at the Sept. 12 Memory Walk!) *Feature your Memory Walk fundraising event here! Submit your fundraising event now, and we will include the first five submissions in December’s Holiday Newsletter. 2009 Knoxville Regional Memory Walk PRESENTING SPONSORS MAJOR SPONSORS THANK YOU SPONSORS! BENEFACTOR & PATRON SPONSORS BENEFACTORS Morning Pointe of Lenoir City Walgreens • Wal-Mart Stores (Turkey Creek) The Pat Scruggs Family PATRONS Geriatric Assessment Program Assisted Living & Alzheimer’s Care Senior’s Day Out at Trinity Hills In Halls and West Knoxville Hearts at Work MEDIA SPONSORS Homewood Residence at Deane Hill Allstate – Lonnie Jones Insurance Agency • Arbor Terrace • Atria Weston Place • Bertelkamp Automation Inc.• Comfort Keepers • Commissioner Thomas (Tank) Strickland • Courtyards Senior Living of Knoxville • Covenant Philips Lifeline • Crossroads Christian Church • East TN Personal Care Services • Jarnigan Mortuary • Parkview West & Fountain City • Pilot Club of Knoxville • Priority Healthcare • Representative Joe Armstrong • Ridgeview Terrace • Senator Tim Burchett • Standard Kitchen & Bath • SunTrust Bank • The Trust Company • Unity Mortuary • Visiting Angels, Living Assistance Services • White Realty Nationally presented by 8 Community Outreach of thousands of dollars and repeatedly claim the title of top fundraising Memory Walk Team. Longtime Volunteer Named Eastern Tennessee’s “2009 Caring Spirit” “Yes, those girls deserve the credit, but Faun Norton has been with them every step of the way,” fellow Sigma Kappa alum and UT Director of Development Susie Garner explained. “Faun was initiated into Sigma Kappa in 1946, and she took her lifetime membership very seriously. She’s kept the sisters of Sigma Kappa on the straight and narrow. She’s provided a shoulder to cry on, lent them pieces of her silver for recruitment events, offered motherly advice, and made countless home-cooked meals.” Blount County resident Faun Norton “speechless” about special award Her brother nicknamed her “Radio” because she talked and talked and you couldn’t turn her off. But Faun Norton of Blount County will tell you that he also listened to everything she had to say – and he’s not alone. For nearly two decades, Faun has been volunteering for the Eastern Tennessee Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, telling anyone and everyone to get involved in the fight against the disease that took her mother. Yet Faun was advocating for the cause long before Alzheimer’s disease claimed her mother’s memories. Faun admitted she even “laundered money” to help the girls, after the bills and change they collected while canning before a VOLS home football game became soaked. About $3,500 was “sopping wet” – and Faun says it took three days for the bills to dry. On another rainy game day, one of the sorority members called and woke Faun up to ask whether the group should follow through on plans to collect money, even though it was raining. “I asked her, ‘Are you going to the ball game? Yes? Well then, you better get out there and do your best,’” Faun recalled, laughing. “I’ve had so much fun with all of it.” In honor of her tremendous dedication and tireless contribution to the individuals and families forever changed by Alzheimer’s, Faun has been named the 2009 Caring Spirit by the Eastern Tennessee Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. The Caring Spirit Award is given annually to an individual or individuals who epitomize the spirit of compassionate care for lives touched by Alzheimer’s disease. Faun’s involvement in the organization as a key volunteer, past board member, and Memory Walk Chairperson more than qualifies her for the special recognition. “I do want to issue a challenge: Get out there and get that ‘warm glow effect’ and start working for this great cause.” Faun thanked her husband Jack for his support of her work for the Alzheimer’s Association. She also credited her father Rhonda DeLozier – who was active in politics. Faun noted that her late mother Rose DeLozier was “a pillar of the community” and a role model for her activism. Faun said she never dreamed her own mother would suffer from the disease her sorority had chosen to fight on a national level. Shortly after learning her mother had Alzheimer’s disease, she met Executive Director Janice Wade-Whitehead on an airplane. Faun made the decision then to become involved in Memory Walk, the organization’s signature fundraiser. Since then, she’s exercised boundless energy and effort to encourage youth and adults alike to become philanthropists. “When I first got involved in the Memory Walks, I truly thought she worked for the Alzheimer’s Association,” Board President Mary Lyn Goodman explained to guests at a recent reception held at Alcoa’s Green Meadow Country Club in Faun’s honor. “Now I realize she does work for the organization. She’s just not employed there.” “For once, I’m speechless,” Faun said upon receiving the Caring Spirit award. “I’ve been blessed with many awards – I’ll soon be 82 years old. But this is the most special I’ve ever received. Faun taught at Alcoa High School for 40 of her 47 years as a teacher. She has since recruited former students to volunteer and work for the Alzheimer’s Association, including Paula Marsh. Marsh admitted studying was the last thing on her mind until Faun “put her on the right track” back in the fall of 1957. “I do want to issue a challenge,” Faun continued in her usual fashion. “Get out there and get that warm glow effect and start working for this great cause.” “Faun is just as enthusiastic now as she was 50 years ago,” Marsh shared. Faun continues to influence students through her work as a Sigma Kappa sorority alumna. The national sorority selected the Alzheimer’s Association as its national philanthropy in 1984. Since then, Faun has coached the women involved in the University of Tennessee Chapter of Sigma Kappa to raise tens 9 Community Outreach A Reason to Join the Rosemary Circle One daughter’s decision to donate r’s advice nd Perry followed her mothe Circle Janice Black James and husba ary sem Ro to become Platinum a “world s when making their decision wa ck Bla e on. Jeannett ati oci Ass er’s im he Alz the donors for and on” who taught her children class lady” and “real inspirati actions n ow r he ngs simply through grandchildren to do good thi d Perry chose to honor Mamaw’s an and the way she lived. Janice ch and support for others facing ear legacy by contributing to res Alzheimer’s disease. Jeannette Black 1913-2005 s you’re s – or a lot of things – unles er’ im he Alz t ou ab ink ck th r ba “You neve d. “We just wanted to give ople won’t ine pla ex e nic Ja ,” ted ec her pe directly aff to find a cure and maybe ot something in her memory have to suffer.” man rd-working wo e as an independent and ha ett nn Jea r the mo r he s ibe ntain City, Janice descr ck Oak Ridge in Knoxville’s Fou Bla of top on up g win Gro bles or on top of a who did it all. d her mother cleaning out sta ette Black firmly fin ’d she er eth wh ew kn Janice never help, Jeann ployed maids and plenty of you wouldn’t do yourself. roof. Although her family em ing yth an ybody to do an ask ver ne uld sho you t believed tha weren’t spoiled nted. We were spoiled, but we wa we ing yth an en giv ays ther didn’t want us to “We were alw very nice upbringing, my mo a d ha we e hil “W . red sha brats,” Janice yone else.” think we were better than an ough the stages tch her mother advance thr wa to lt ficu dif s wa it t tha nted was to Janice explained her strong-willed mother wa ng thi t las the t tha ing ow kn borah Black of Alzheimer’s, e. Janice’s younger sister De yon an on se po im or ers oth nnette Black be dependent on ter stages of the disease. Jea lat the til un me ho at r the cared for their mo . passed away at the age of 92 s always sweet of that,” Janice said. “She wa m the s rob It y. nit dig ir the t she couldn’t “Alzheimer’s takes almost like she knew you, bu s wa it d an you at k loo ’d and kind, but she with her eyes.” communicate. She said a lot gift to the h their generous memorial wit ers oth to ak spe to pe come a Janice and Perry ho Association. They opted to be er’s im he Alz the of ter ap Ch and receptions Eastern Tennessee itations to research updates inv gh ou thr n tio iza an org y, research, close friend of the e details about local advocac reserved eiv rec w no y the s plu – rs with special speake mbership is an honor efforts. Rosemary Circle me ch a education, and fundraising ations whose annual gifts rea nd fou e vat pri d an es, ess for individuals, busin If you would $500 during the fiscal year. cumulative level of at least Executive Rosemary Circle, please call like to become a member of ead at 865.544.6288 ext 222. Director Janice Wade-Whiteh 10 Community Outreach ROSEMARY CIRCLE MEMBERS June 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009 The Eastern Tennessee Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association gratefully acknowledges the following donors for their generous contributions. Platinum ($5,000 and above) Arby’s Jo and Sid Blalock Perry and Janice James Charles and Rosemary Laney Estate of Blanche R. Taylor Lucille S. Thompson Foundation Gold ( $2,500 - $4,999) Rep. Joe Armstrong Betsey R. Bush John H. Coleman Silver ($1,000 - $2,499) Helen C. Akard Kati and Jim Blalock Ester Brown Clayton Family Foundation Marjorie and Charles Congdon Visit Us – Virtually! www.alz.org/tn Log onto our website for more information about Community Outreach and Advocacy opportunities as well as Local Services & Support provided by the Eastern Tennessee Chapter. Carolyn S. Cox Commissioner Elaine Davis Randall and Robin Gibson Richard L. Jantz Jennie and Andy Johnson Terrell and Anne McWhirter Jack and Faun Norton John and Marla Peterson Pilot Club of Cookeville Bronze ($500 - $999) Applied Computer Systems Mildred E. Bailey Susan Blair Starr Bragg T. D. Bransford Burgin Dodge, Inc. Jeanne Campbell Bill and Judy Clabough Kirk and Kathleen Copeland Robert and Mildred Cunningham Joe Dawson LeAnne and John Dougherty Douglas C. Downey James and June Gerding Catherine Gilreath Mary Lyn Goodman Norma K. Holmes Matthew Hughes Joe Ingram Carolyn and Tom Jensen Debbie and Lewis Kinnard Drs. Edward and Mary Luallen Nersessian Alex P. Osmand Terry L. Payne Beville and Lisa Reagan Brownlee and Kelley Reagan Jay Robertson Paula Smartt Roberta Simmons Sue Townsend Shady Grove Baptist Church Patty Waszak Lynn and Penny Webb Janice Wade and Michael Whitehead Nita E. Whitfield Carla D. Wyrick ✓Register for Memory Walk ✓ Sign up to be an Advocate ✓ Read Eastern Tennessee Newsletter ✓ Locate Support Groups in Your Area ✓View Special Events Pictures ✓Make a Donation ✓Learn about Alzheimer’s Disease and the latest Research ✓ Find out more about Upcoming Events – including Caregiver Trainings ✓Discover ways the Alzheimer’s Association can help If you would like to receive this newsletter in your Inbox instead of your mailbox, send an e-mail with your name and e-mail address (Subject line: e-News) to [email protected] 11 Honorariums & Memorials January 1, 2009 - June 30, 2009 HONORARIUMS: BEVERLY BRASWELL Diane Crutchfield LILLIAN K. DAVIS Nancy B. Munro MARY RUTH FELKNOR Pauline Gray BEATRICE FORD Spring Hill Elem. School – School of Miracles Hospitality Committee LUCILLE FULGIERI Lucy J. Parsons ANNE DEAN McWHIRTER Scott J. Farmer FAUN NORTON Anonymous Doris O. Bailey Charles & Wilma Branner David & Betty Brannum Rob & Liz Britt Mike & Sherrel Buero John & Willie Burnette Bill & Judy Clabough John H. Coleman Bob & Pat DeLozier Monica Franklin Bill & Cathy Hammon Nelda F. Kidd Troye L. Linginfelter Freddie & Paula Marsh Mary Lou Neas Jim Pershing Jim & Edna Riddick Linda C. Roberts Hal & Dale Tallent Janice Wade-Whitehead Judy S. Wyrick RALPH SHIPLEY Helen W. Shipley ROBERT & SHAWN TALLENT Sherrie P. Tallent HOPE WILLIAMS Marilyn N. Gould RUSSELL BAKER Berean Class of West Park Baptist Church-Knoxville Friends at Chattanooga Choo Choo Louise H. Connor Jerelene Harber Amy M. Kaelin Hampton H. Newbill III SHELDON BARKER Elizabeth D. Mecham Jay & Penny Shanks LEO E. BELL Katie & Blair Kline GLENN BISHOP Rick & Cindy Shepard ARTHUR A. BLAKE Brenda G. Ballard Lillian M. Blake Dr. Lynn & Georgia Blake Dr. & Mrs. Henry Jisha C.B. & Betty Mitchell Sunshine Society of Tennessee Lucile M. Tapp Chapter CARROLL R. DOUGLAS Alberta G. Allred J. FREDERICK BAUMANN, JR. Diana & Charles Atkins Blue Rhino Corporation Ted W. Cook, Jr. Sarah & Arthur Garrett Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Martin LENA CAMPBELL Jesse S. Campbell II JESSE S. CAMPBELL Jesse S. Campbell II RUTH CAPPER Atria Weston Place RAY BERRY Shirley N. Berry RUBY CARSON Steven A. Scruggs JEANNETTE A. BLACK Perry & Janice James ELEANOR CATHERS Art Cathers HENRY BORUFF Fannie L. Boruff MARJORIE CHADWICK Gail Coker THERESA BOWERS Howard Bowers LOUISE DOOLEY CHASE Bob & Anita Christian Citizens Nat’l. Bank, Sevierville John H. Coleman Mary F. Compton The Fagan Family First Tenn. Bank, Commercial Banking Department Lori L. Hays Ed Loy Carole A. Lundin J. Daniel Pressley Shoffner/Kalthoff Mech. Elec. Service, David & Jan Dugger Corinne Tietjens Sommer Virginia Ogle Swain Bill & Ann Weigel ALFRED CHARLES BOYSEN Unum Officers, Directors, & Co-Workers FRIEDA AMICK Helen H. Orton JACK C. BROWN Don & Lea Galyean MARY ANASTASI The Fagan Family JOHN D. BROWN Ester C. Brown JOHN N. BADGETT, JR. Charles Bonine Family Marion Brink Wanda Hatcher & Family Dan & Evelyn Merriman Duane & Gloria Nelson Michael Spears Steve & Shirley Stinnett EDNA BRASFIELD BURGET Joy & Bill Macklem Virginia Montgomer ROY BAKER Mary Kate Momo STERLING BUSH Randy Gannon Carmack Simmons SARA R. BYE Vicki W. McCampbell MARGARET AILOR Jack & Christine Culpepper DR. ROBERT L. AKIN Bonnie Ogden FRANKIE CUTSHAW Mary J. Temple Hughes DR. CLELAND BLAKE Joel Seal LEE BERTS BRISTOL Thomas Denne Brian & Jennifer Jones Danny & Jane Jones Tom & Jean Jones Wayne Jones Elizabeth A. Linker Peter W. Patton Cathy Potter Chuck Walker MEMORIALS: R.J. & Lynn Rose Coker Gary & Elaine Cutshaw Robert E. Day Sheree Estes Joseph W. Harb, M.D. Greg and Lee Heath A.G. Heins Company, Inc. J. Roland Julian Ruthie D. Johnson John & Janice Kennedy Trula Lawson David F. Leake Munday Enterprises Ed Newman Elizabeth Pinkston J. Daniel Pressley Pugh & Company, P.C. 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Tuggle United Steelworkers of America LEADER Akima Club of Knoxville Larry & Kathy DeWine Serving & Supporting Alzheimer’s Association launches new Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters education campaign The Alzheimer’s Association has kicked off its Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters campaign, a multi-faceted national education effort to increase awareness of the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s and the benefits of early detection and early diagnosis. Early detection, diagnosis and intervention are vital because they provide individuals the best opportunities for treatment, support and planning for their future. Updated warning signs help with early detection As part of its public education effort, the Alzheimer’s Association has worked with a wide range group of experts to update its 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s to make them more current and user-friendly. The comprehensive review process included feedback from health professionals, clinicians, scientists and people with dementia. Memory loss that disrupts daily life is not a typical part of aging. It may be a symptom of Alzheimer’s, a fatal brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. Every individual may experience one or more of these signs in different degrees. If you notice any of them, please see a doctor. New campaign ads The revised 10 warning signs are the cornerstone of the new education campaign which has made national news. Perhaps you had a chance to see one of the print ads or sponsored television spots on “CBS Sunday Morning” and “60 Minutes.” Dr. Jennifer Ashton also talked to Julie Chen during “CBS Sunday Morning” about the outward warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease and the inside of a brain suffering from the disease. Remember in November: National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month. It’s a good time to reach out and offer support to family, friends and neighbors who are caring for someone with dementia. In addition to “Caring and Coping” Training Seminars and Alzheimer’s Awareness Sunday in area churches, Stay Tuned for more special events and opportunities to raise awareness throughout November. With the help of our local media partners, we hope to bring more attention to the Faces of Alzheimer’s. Visit www.alz.org/tn for upcoming events. 15 Serving & Supporting Caring Hearts Top Caregivers Earn Special Honors “The Alzheimer’s Association honored 88 caregivers from more than 22 counties” Alzheimer’s Association recognizes those who demonstrate extraordinary care and dedication to those living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia The Alzheimer’s Association is celebrating a record number of ‘unsung’ heroes who go above and beyond when caring for individuals and families facing Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Each spring, the Eastern Tennessee Chapter asks area families and facilities to nominate one staff member who has provided outstanding care to those with cognitive impairment. The Alzheimer’s Association honored 88 caregivers from more than 16 counties as “Caring Hearts” during its 2009 Caring Hearts Recognition Programs. Oftentimes Certified Nursing Assistants, Personal Care Assistants, and Residential Assistants provide the most basic care to those in area facilities and homes who suffer from dementia. The Alzheimer’s Association’s goal is to ensure that every dedicated CNA, PCA, and RA receives the praise and thanks he or she so richly deserves. This year caregivers from facilities and home health agencies were honored with plaques and pins. In the words of those who nominated the individuals, these “committed” and “compassionate” caregivers show “a kind and loving spirit” to each person and family for whom they care. Descriptions of honorees were printed in the event program. Nominees and their family members, along with representatives from their facilities, enjoyed a luncheon designed to highlight their distinguished achievements in caring for those who suffer from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. WBIR’s Robin Wilhoit and WIVK’s Gunner participated in the Knoxville program, as Honorary Chairpersons and Champions for the Cause. Plus songwriter & entertainer James Rogers performed the song he has dedicated to the Alzheimer’s Association, “Find the Way.” 16 Serving & Supporting 2009 11th Annual Caring Hearts Honorees ALPS Adult Day Program Donna Bunch Aid & Assist at Home, Inc Melissa Marcum Amedisys Home Care Tammy Nelson Arbor Terrace Traci Borden Asbury Place @Maryville Joann Thompson Atria Weston Place Billie Boehl Baptist Convalescent Center John Paul Roberts Baptist Health Care Center Gina Seavers Bethesda Shanae Webb Blount Memorial TCC Heather Flynn Brakebill Nursing & Rehab Ctr. Tynisha Williams Briarcliff Health Care Ctr. Stephanie Williams CADES Adult Day Enrich Ser. Peggy Shell Care All Home Health Kingston Melissa Campbell Care All Home Care Tish Waller Cedar Hills Senior Living Kim Collins Chandler House Assisted Living Rita Smith Comfort Keepers Geraldine Cheatham Courtyards of Knoxville Inskip Sandy Lewis Courtyards of Knoxville W.Park Flora Mowery Courtyards of Oak Ridge Adam Landrum Covenant Home Care Diana Kreis Covenant Home Care Hospic Rita Elijah Deaconess Home Care Angela Nash Elmcroft of Halls Desiree Faust Elmcroft of West Knoxville Pat Benn Fairpark health Care Center Somer Wood Fort Sanders Regional TCU Rhonda Watson Fort Sanders Sevier Nurs. Home Bilge Almaroad Harriman Care & Rehab Kim Walker Heritage Pointe Senior Living Jennifer Bronson Hillcrest North Tara Cassel Hillcrest South Becky Wilson Hillcrest West Abdulie Jallow Home Instead Senior Care Knox Rachel Roberts Home Instead Sr. Care Morris. Dorothy Bentley Homewatch Caregivers Cindy Faith Homewood Residence at Deane Hill Tarah Montero Howard Circle of Friends Vercella Ellis Intrepid USA Home Healthcare Amy Sisco Jefferson City Health & Rehab Joyce Price Jefferson County Nursing Home Penny Carroll Keystone Adult Day Program Phyllis Spangler Lakebrook Place Assisted Living Sherry Collier Lazarus House Hospice Christy Smart Life Care Ctr. Morgan Cty. Teresa Jensen Life Care Ctr. Morristown Brenda Marcum Life Care Center of Sparta Tonya Hale Loudon Healthcare Center Debra Grimes Manorhouse Assisted Living Sonia Watkins Masters Health Care Center Monica Klement Morning Pointe of Clinton Penny Webster Morning Pointe of Lenoir City Paula Craven Morningside of Cookeville Sherrie Walker Mountainbrook Village Mrs. Cecil Overbeck NHC HealthCare of Cookeville Rosanna Pease NHC Knoxville Chris Houston Oneida Nursing & Rehab Tanya Bowes Overton County Nursing Home Betty Crabtree Preferred Care at Home Sue Gorham Renaissance Terrace Asst. Living Joyce Skeens Res Care Home Care Tracy Brown Ridgeview Terrace of Life Care Bonnie Williams Rockwood Care & Rehab Gayla Manis Samaritan Place Mary Bailey Sevier Cty. Hlth Care Ctr. Vickie Rice Shannondale HLTH. Care Knox Hazeline Key Shannondale of Maryville Patsy Hampton St. Mary’s HLTH.& Rehab Camp. Robbi Carroll St. Mary’s Hospice April Riffey Standing Stone Care and Rehab Melissa Gilliespie SunCrest Home Health Melinda Tallent Sweetwater Nursing Center Brenda Fitch The Bridge Assisted Living at Life Care Center of Sparta Jennifer Streeval The Estates of Oak Ridge Amanda Autry The Neighborhood atTellicoVill. Brandy Wilson Trinity Hills of Knoxville Kelly McCoy Seniors Day Out Sarah Jellicorse Tri State Health & Rehab. Rosemary Ramsey UT Home Care Services Kimberly Mershon Visiting Angels Linda McGill Wharton Nursing Home Jessica Austin Wellington Place of Kingston Lorene Wright Wellington Place Sevierville Vanessa Montoya Williamsburg Villas Margie Jones Willow Ridge Care & Rehab Angie England Willodean Hestand Clay County Manor Wood Village Brenda Millsaps Serving & Supporting The documentary that aims to change the way America thinks about Alzheimer’s disease. Check them out! Copies of “The Alzheimer’s Project” DVDs will be available to borrow from your local Alzheimer’s Association’s Lending Library beginning in September. Contact Linda Johnson at 865.544.6288 or [email protected] alz.org for more information. HBO’s “THE ALZHEIMER’S PROJECT” takes a look at the faces behind the disease - and the forces leading us to find a cure. The series featuring a four-part documentary series and website reveals groundbreaking discoveries and the effects this debilitating and fatal disease has on those with Alzheimer’s and their families. As the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research, the Alzheimer’s Association has been an active partner in “THE ALZHEIMER’S PROJECT,” providing expert insight and leading community engagement. •“The Memory Loss Tapes,” the first of the four documentaries provides an up-close and personal look at seven individuals living with Alzheimer’s, each in an advancing state of dementia across the full spectrum of the progression of the disease. Also, copies of the “The Alzheimer’s Project” DVD can be purchased by the public for a suggested retail price of $24.98 at HBO’s online store. Best Buy, Amazon, Target, Wal-Mart, Barnes and Noble, Borders will also be selling the DVD. •“Momentum In Science, Part 1” and “Momentum In Science, Part 2” is a state-of-the-science report that takes viewers inside the laboratories and clinics of 24 leading scientists and physicians, revealing some of the most cutting-edge research advances. •“’Grandpa, Do You Know Who I Am?’ With Maria Shriver” captures what it means to be a child or grandchild of a person with Alzheimer’s, while “Caregivers” highlights the sacrifices and successes of people who experience their loved ones’ gradual descent into dementia. For additional details or to download the series for FREE, please visit hbo.com/alzheimers. Stay tuned! More information on special East Tennessee viewings and discussions coming soon. Visit our Special Events section at www.alz.org/tn for further information. World Alzheimer’s Day: Wear Purple with a Purpose on September 21, 2009 We need 5 million Champions — September 21st is World Alzheimer’s Day, when Alzheimer’s organizations around the world work together to raise awareness of the disease. You can help! one for each American living with Alzheimer’s disease — to support our cause and spread awareness. New, famous faces who have been chosen to become Alzheimer’s Champions will be unveiled. YOU can sign up to be a Champion at www.actionalz.org beginning August 1. Help us make strides in research, care and support becoming an Alzheimer Champion. Wear Purple with a Purpose and convince others to Go Purple when they dress for the day, too. 18 Research Update Save the Date Silver Anniversary Speaker: Act Now! Dr. Denis Evans, professor of medicine at RushPresbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago, will talk about the future of Alzheimer’s management. Evans is an expert on diseases affecting the senior population. Alzheimer’s Disease Research Symposium “What is happening,” explains Evans, “is the fastest growing segment in the U.S. population are the oldest. ‘Old’ being those who are age 85 and older.” 25th Anniversary It is widely accepted that the risk for Alzheimer’s increases with age. At age 85 it is estimated that one in four people has Alzheimer’s, but some researchers estimate that as many as half of all 85-year-olds has Alzheimer’s. October 29 & 30, 2009 Knoxville’s Crowne Plaza Hotel Nationally-respected experts from Columbia University, Chicago’s Rush Medical School, the University of Michigan’s Institute of Neurology -- among others -- will share their latest research and findings. Plus, join us for an overview of the disease’s course through the past 25 years. Day two promises practical information for health care providers regarding standards of care. “The numbers are huge and the tragedy of Alzheimer’s is immeasurable,” Evans says. He warns that reversing the trend will “take action right now.” He and other researchers think the only way to slow the Alzheimer’s explosion is to attack the “problem from both a prevention and a treatment prospective.” Physicians -- including Primary Care, Neurologists, Geriatric, and others -- nurses, social workers, and assisted living and nursing home administrators are welcome to attend. Professional credits provided. At the upcoming 25th Annual Research Symposium, Evans will highlight the new trends and advances in research that will take researchers to another level of disease modification strategies for Alzheimer’s disease. Full schedule, brochure, and online registration available soon. Visit www.alz.org/tn in the coming days. Scientists Prepare for Worldwide Collaboration this Summer Goal: Speed up the sharing of information essential to research advances Goal: Speed up the sharing of information essential to research advances Nearly 3,200 Alzheimer researchers have already registered for the Alzheimer’s Association 2009 International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease (ICAD), which will take place July 11–16, in Vienna, Austria. The 2009 meeting debuts ICAD as an annual event, with the increased frequency aimed at expanding opportunities for collaborations among scientists and speeding up the sharing of information that is essential to research advances. Over six days, attendees will have the opportunity to hear the latest in Alzheimer research from more than 1,660 presenters. For the first time, ICAD also will be the setting for a meeting of representatives from organizations involved in the World Wide Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (WW-ADNI), which is testing Alzheimer biomarkers at sites in North America, Europe, Japan, and Australia. 19 Research Update Alzheimer’s Association Approves Seal Program for Tracking and Wandering Products New GPS system also wins support of organization The Alzheimer’s Association is now moving forward with plans to develop a seal for tracking products that have been evaluated by the Alzheimer’s Association. One in six individuals who have Alzheimer’s will wander during the course of the disease. The seal will help increase public awareness of the Alzheimer’s Association as a trusted and objective resource. Manufacturers of approved devices will have the opportunity to use the designated symbol. family-friendly web application that provides both indoor and outdoor location information using GPS and other assistive technologies. The Web application gives caregivers real time access to view a person’s location on a map, the ability to set up zones and receive alerts (by text or A new GPS-based product will voice), and be added to the Alzheimer’s monitoring assistance Association’s safety program. and access to medical health records in the event of an emergency. In addition, a new GPS-based product will be added to the Alzheimer’s Association’s safety program. The Alzheimer’s Association Comfort Zone®, powered by Omnilink, is a new location management service designed to provide freedom and independence to people with dementia and their caregivers by offering safeguards against getting lost. Comfort Zone® is a With the recent approval of the National Board of Directors, staff will further develop these resources – and we look forward to sharing more information in the days ahead. Purple goes Green Making Purple Green Ways the Alzheimer’s Association is going green: •Internally -Recycling paper, plastic, and cans •Moving toward more Virtual Communication -Online Memory Walk Registration -Option to receive newsletter in online format •Greening our Events -Recycle bottles and cans -Offer environmentally friendly incentive items (reusable water bottles and coolers) •Seeking Sustainability Sponsors -Goal: Develop green partnerships to help cover additional costs to upgrade to greener products -Example: Partnered with Comcast Cable to provide reusable shopping bags to distribute volunteer materials -Idea: Offer sponsor coupons to volunteers and Memory Walk participants via web links instead of handouts 20 go green Advocacy: YOUR VOICE A New Friend Visits Howard Circle of Friends State Lawmaker follows heart to learn more Howard Circle of Friends recently welcomed a special visitor. State Representative Ryan Haynes expressed interest in the Alzheimer’s Association Adult Day Programs while visiting with Alzheimer’s Association volunteers in Nashville on Legislative Day this past March. Rep. Haynes’ curiosity – and personal tie to the disease – led him to our doors. Take a Tour like Rep. Haynes! Howard Circle of Friends is located at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 1807 Dandridge Ave., Knoxville, TN 37915. It is one of two Adult Day Programs organized by the Eastern Tennessee Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Both are open Monday through Friday until 5 p.m. Applications, volunteer information, and tours may be arranged by contacting Linda Johnson at 865.544.6288 “I wanted to visit the center because when advocates talked about adult day care I was really impressed with the concept and the service,” the Republican lawmaker explained. “My family has been personally touched by Alzheimer’s. I wish we had been aware of a program like this for my loved one.” “I am pleased that families have an opportunity to utilize this program,” Rep. Haynes said. “After talking with the families, I know it makes a big difference to allow loved ones to stay employed and care for their family at home.” Representative Haynes – who represents West Knox County’s 14th District – said his grandfather had Alzheimer’s disease. While visiting with participants Frank and Wayne, he shared stories about growing up with his grandparents. He also took time to talk with family caregivers and Rev. Leroy Franklin, the Pastor of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church where the Adult Day Program is located. Thank you Representative Haynes for your continued interest in our community. We appreciate you. TN Legislative report TN Senior Alert Act. SB 0532 McNally / HB 0346 Alzheimer’s disease is a public health problem, and the Alzheimer’s Association plays an active role in ensuring that legislators on both the state and national levels pursue programs that will provide the assistance required by our families. The 2009 Session of the 106th General Assembly adjourned on Thursday, June 18. The Eastern Tennessee Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association advocated for and closely followed several pieces of legislation. Volunteer advocates had a chance to tell their stories to lawmakers in Nashville this past Spring. Hackworth. Creates a missing senior citizen alert program to be coordinated by local law enforcement agencies, which may choose to seek assistance from non-profit organizations including the Alzheimer’s Association; defines “missing senior citizen”; requires local law enforcement agencies to enter reports of missing senior citizens into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) within a specified time period. Sent to the speakers for signatures 06/17/2009. Caregiving and cognitive modules for the 2010 BRFSS. HJR 0113 Armstrong, Sontany, Harwell, Bone, McDonald, Matheny, Jones S, Fraley, Bass, Hawk, Turner L, Eldridge, Coleman, Maggart, Shipley, Harrison, Cobb T, Borchert, DeBerry J, Shaw, McDaniel, Hensley, Hill, Williams, Lundberg, Mumpower, Yokley, Tindell, Dunn, Brooks H, Litz Urges department of health to add caregiving and cognitive modules to the 2010 BRFSS (a survey used to assess statewide healthcare needs). Received funding in the budget. Sent to the speakers for signatures 06/18/2009. Become an advocate! Speak up for the needs and rights of people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families. Sign up on the Advocate section of www.alz.org/tn or call 865.544.6288. 21 On the Plateau Cumberland Plateau Update Volunteers and staff stay busy on the Plateau this spring and summer! In March we hosted a wonderful event at Great Harvest workshop. The event included a health fair for Fair Field Glade and Cumberland County residents to learn more about community health services. The 128 participants also learned from speakers who presented valuable information. Bread Co. in Cookeville. The Bakery created a ForgetMe-Not Muffin in honor of all the individuals and their families who suffer with Alzheimer’s on the Cumberland Plateau. Great Harvest Bread Co. raised more than $1000 during this event. This fall, we are very excited to celebrate our 5th Memory Walk on the Plateau. September 12, 2009 on the Tennessee Tech University Quad will mark the fifth year we have been Taking Steps to FINISH Alzheimer’s. The event will serve as an opportunity for reflection and encouragement, as we continue to MOVE forward in the fight against Alzheimer’s. Please save the date, sign up now www.alz.org/tn, and we hope to see you there! During the month of June, we hosted another event in Cookeville at a local coffee shop, Brewing for a Cause. The coffee house created exclusive coffee drinks and desserts during the month, and a portion of those sales were donated to the Alzheimer’s Association. We are now planning for “Caring and Coping – Together We Make A Difference” on Tuesday, August 4, 2009. The day-long caregiver training session -Amanda Barlow, Cumberland Plateau Regional Coordinator, email: [email protected] will be at the Collegside Church of Christ Family Life Center in Cookeville from 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Join us for a valuable and practical training for family care partners, volunteers and professional care providers facing Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. On August 18, 2009, we are holding our first planning meeting for a new support group that will begin meeting in the fall in the Fair Field Glade Community. In June the Fair Field Glade community hosted a Caregiver Volunteer Corner Volunteers are the life and breath of the Alzheimer’s Association Eastern Tennessee Chapter. As we continue to grow so does the importance of the volunteer. The Association provides an opportunity for volunteers to use current skills and also to develop new ones. We invite you to join us in our journey towards a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. Along the way you will make some new friends and also be given the opportunity to be of service to others. We are currently in need of a Volunteer Receptionist to work one day a week, answering phones and helping with light office duties. Please give Linda Johnson a call at (865) 544 -6288 or email [email protected] to learn more about the opportunities that await you. 22 Youth in Action Alzheimer’s Affects All Ages Youth in Action While Alzheimer’s disease may cripple our aging population, it also impacts children and grandchildren who witness what happens when someone they love lives – and dies – with Alzheimer’s. Our youth do not outgrow these memories. More are choosing to share their stories and their strength to raise awareness about the disease as Advocates for the Alzheimer’s Association. We hope people of ALL AGES will find inspiration in their actions. Gail Dawson Age: 13 Hometown: Jamestown, TN School: Allardt Elementary School Year in School: Rising 8th grader Helping Highlight: Gail Dawson is a true example of the future of America. Gail has been very active with the Alzheimer’s Association for several years, traveling to our State Capitol to share her story with legislators about how Alzheimer’s has affected her family. Gail has been a strong advocate for Alzheimer’s and has recruited several of her peers to walk this journey with her. As the top individual youth fundraiser for the Cumberland Plateau Memory Walk, she continues to walk in the fight against Alzheimer’s. Gail Dawson is a true “youth in action”. Savannah Ivey Age: 14 Hometown: Knoxville School: Berean Christian Year in school: Rising sophomore Pictured Left: Wearing her VOICE t-shirt, Gail Dawson pauses for a picture in a lawmaker’s leather chair. Dawson has boarded the bus to Nashville with other volunteers during the statewide Alzheimer’s Legislative Day. Savannah Ivey (right) explains the Alzheimer’s Paper Project to WBIR-TV’s Robin Wilhoit. At the close of every school year, teacher Mike Brown’s students at Berean collect all of their old homework, quizzes, tests, and notebooks and pile them on what they have affectionately nicknamed, “The Altar”. The original purpose of the recycling project was to promote good stewardship; however, this year the students asked area businesses to pledge donations to the Alzheimer’s Association for every pound of paper they collected. Helping Highlight: Savannah Ivey has made it her mission to be a Voice and key volunteer for the Alzheimer’s Association. The teen – recently crowned Miss Teen Tennessee Princess – now travels the state promoting Alzheimer’s awareness. Her long-time platform “Making Memories” also served as the name of her 2009 Knoxville Regional Memory Walk team, which won the title of top fundraising Youth Team. (She actually raised more money than any other individual, adults included.) The cause is close to her heart because the disease has devastated her family. Her grandmother is now suffering from Alzheimer’s, after being diagnosed at the age of 58, and five other family members have already lost their battles with this disease. Savannah wants to do everything she can to aid those with the disease and encourage others to take steps toward finding a cure. Name: Patty Yann Age: 16 Hometown: Knoxville School: Catholic High School Year in school: Rising junior Helping Highlight: Patty Yann’s recent Sweet 16 Birthday Party certainly served as a celebration, but the teen also decided to dedicate her special day to her grandmother Margaret Ann Bragg, who passed away with Alzheimer’s disease. Patty was only five years old when both of her grandparents came to live with her family. She once pointed out Patty Yann was the youngest that her grandmother was not sharing the crayons. (Patty’s mother says it was a privilege of four siblings who helped to care for their loved one at home, but they had to develop a sense of humor, too.) After their grandfather care for their watching her grandmother fight the disease, Patty is eager for researchers to find a cure grandmother while growing that will spare others. Instead of bringing gifts for her 16th birthday, Patty invited her up. Now the 16-year old is fundraising for a cure in honor entire sophomore class to make donations to the Alzheimer’s Association. Together of her late grandmother. they raised more than $900, and her parents Mary Ann and Jim decided to match the students’ donation. ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION 2270 Sutherland Avenue Suite 202 Knoxville, TN 37919 Non-profit Organization U.S. Postage PAID Knoxville, TN Permit NO. 328 Address Service Requested ory Walks m e M 9 0 0 2 ept 12 Aug 29 • S 4 Oct 17 & 2 side! Details in 2009 Calendar of Events August 4 Caring and Coping “Caregiver Training Seminar Collegeside Church of Christ, Cookeville August 14 Alzheimer’s Awareness Night at Smokies ballpark August 29 5 County Memory Walk (Anderson, Campbell, Morgan, Roane & Scott Counties) Oak Ridge Civic Center – with JakeBreak4Kids Expo September 3 Isaacs Benefit Concert at Knoxville’s Bijou Theatre September 12 Cumberland Plateau Memory Walk (Clay, Cumberland, Fentress, Jackson, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Van Buren, & White Counties) Tennessee Tech Go Green and $ave some Green Receive you newsletter via email During these tough economic times, please consider sending an e-mail with your name and e-mail address (Subject line: e-News) to [email protected] to begin receiving the newsletters in your Inbox instead of your mailbox. *To read more on how your local Alzheimer’s Association is going green, flip to page 20. September 21 World Alzheimer’s Day – Wear Purple with a Purpose October 17 October 24 Smoky Mountain Memory Walk (Sevier, Cocke, Hamblen, & Jefferson Counties) Pigeon Forge High School Foothills Memory Walk (Blount, Loudon, & Monroe Counties) Maryville College October 29 & 30 2 5th Annual Research Symposium Knoxville’s Crowne Plaza Hotel November •National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month •“Caring and Coping” Caregiver Training Seminar Oak Ridge,Thursday Nov, 5 Sevierville, Thursday Nov. 12 For more information visit www.alz.org/tn Friend Us on Facebook! Join the Eastern Tennessee Chapter Group Page, plus find our Memory Walk Fan Pages! Share and discuss your experiences with Alzheimer’s disease, learn where to turn for upcoming educational opportunities, and support fellow fundraisers.
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