Thanks to everyone that participated in the Hauser’s Challenge!

Hello Everyone, First of all, I cannot thank everyone enough for all the miles that were run, walked, or biked during this past month! Each individual put in a tremendous amount of time and energy to help raise money for the Southeastern Virginia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. I would just like to say congratulationsContinue reading “Thanks to everyone that participated in the Hauser’s Challenge!”

Why I Walk Wednesday with Carolyn Yowell

As the Director of Respite at Williamsburg United Methodist Church (WUMC), I’ve become close to many families dealing with Alzheimer’s disease.  I meet loving caregivers doing their absolute best along this journey, and family members doing their best to function in a very confusing world.  Respite offers a bit of hope and joy to families,Continue reading “Why I Walk Wednesday with Carolyn Yowell”

Our Longest Day teams are the best!

The Longest Day 2015 has been a huge success thanks to our amazing team captains, every team member, and the families and friends who supported them. Thanks to their efforts, over $14,000 has been raised to help provide education and support to individuals and families living with Alzheimer’s throughout Southeastern Virginia. Donations can be made throughContinue reading “Our Longest Day teams are the best!”

Why I Walk Wednesday with Michael Holloway

I walk in honor of my Dad who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease about 5 years ago, in support of my Mom who is daily struggling with caring for her husband of 62 years, and in memory of my Granny who died with Alzheimer’s Disease 15 years ago. I walk, too, in cautious hope thatContinue reading “Why I Walk Wednesday with Michael Holloway”

Why I Walk Wednesday with Linda L. Fanning

I walk because of my mother, Gertrude Virginia Suggs and what she stood for. Mom was a loving, caring and strong person. It is important to me that I do my part to help find a cure for this disease. My Mom was a beautiful person who cared about not only her family, but others,Continue reading “Why I Walk Wednesday with Linda L. Fanning”

Why I Walk Wednesday with Denise Brown

Fifteen years ago I began working with Active Older Adults at the YMCA. I worked there for 5 years and then found a job at Lake Prince Woods a continuing care retirement community. I get to do the programming for the residents in our Residential Living. The folks I get to work with are the reason I Walk. TheContinue reading “Why I Walk Wednesday with Denise Brown”

Why I Walk Wednesday with Hollie and Chuck Bradley

At Home Instead Senior Care®, our tagline is “To Us, It’s Personal®.” The only way we can fulfill our mission to enhance the lives of aging adults and their families is by being personally committed to increasing awareness of the issues seniors face. We see first-hand how Alzheimer’s disease affects seniors and their families, andContinue reading “Why I Walk Wednesday with Hollie and Chuck Bradley”

Why I Walk Wednesday with Whitnee Rawles

Growing up, I’ve always had a fascination with the brain and all of its’ many functions. Whether it be relating to areas of psychology or to the field of neurosurgery, I was captivated by the brain! I remember having to give a presentation on Dementia for my physical education class in high school and howContinue reading “Why I Walk Wednesday with Whitnee Rawles”

Why I Walk Wednesday with Hannah Smith

Eleven year old Hannah Smith in her own words. I walk because my great grandmother and grandpa had Alzheimer’s. I walk to raise money to end Alzheimer’s. I believe there is a cure for this disease and will save people’s lives or family members. Alzheimer’s is a devastating disease. But when we walk we areContinue reading “Why I Walk Wednesday with Hannah Smith”