ALZHEIMER'S TOPIC OF FEB. 19TH NARFE CHAPTER 1757 MEETING

Alzheimer's is the most common cause of dementia which is a general term for memory loss and other cognitive abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer's disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases.

Want to learn more about Alzheimer's? Plan to attend the Tuesday, February 19th National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter 1757 meeting. Our guest speaker will be Kelly Lukschander, Signature Events Coordinator, Alzheimer's Association Greater Richmond.

Lukschander moved to the Richmond area in late July 2018 to pursue a career with the Alzheimer's Association. After working at a Continuing Care Retirement Community planning engaging activities and organizing volunteer opportunities, she began working for the Alzheimer's Association. She works on planning the Walk to End Alzheimer's on the Middle Peninsula/Northern Neck as well as The Longest Day Event. In her spare time Lukschander enjoys practicing the art of improv comedy and bowling with friends.

Ms. Lukschander will be in the Gloucester Alzheimer's Office every Thursday. Feel free to stop by and say, "Hello." Her Gloucester Office is located at 7335 Lewis Avenue.

Since 1985, NARFE members have played a major role in seeking a cure for Alzheimer's disease. Through its partnership with the Alzheimer's Association, NARFE supports research into the cause, prevention and treatment of Alzheimer's disease as well as a cure for Alzheimer's and related disorders. Public education on the need for research-our only tool for conquering the disease-also is an important focus.

In collaboration with the Alzheimer's Association, NARFE National members have donated more than $12 million to the NARFE Alzheimer's Fund. 100 percent of NARFE donations to the Fund are allocated to research. Many NARFE members not only contribute their dollars to the NARFE Alzheimer's Fund but also plan and participate in fundraisers, and volunteer at local day-care centers and other respite-care facilities. NARFE Chapter 1757 participated in the 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer's and raised $400 for NARFE research. At the 2016 National Convention, delegates voted to extend our current national goal for the NARFE Alzheimer's Fund to $13 million in 2018.

Your attending the February 19th Chapter 1757 meeting will afford you an excellent opportunity to obtain information about Alzheimer's. All active and retired federal employees and their guests are encouraged to attend. We look forward to seeing a good turnout for the meeting where we are sure you will obtain some valuable information and insight into Alzheimer's and dementia. Remember the date: February 19, at 11:30 a.m. at Olivia's in the Village, Gloucester.

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