SeniorPalooza 2010

May 1, 2010 - 8:00am - May 31, 2010 - 5:00pm

This month-long series of community events is sponsored by Ethos (www.ethocare.org) and is a way of celebrating May as Older Americans Month.  Businesses, elected officials and organizations throughout the West Roxbury area in Boston will host free and informative activities for elders and their loved ones. All are invited.

More information regarding the schedule of events is attached.

Contact Person(s): 

Linda Monteiro

Tel:  617-522-6700

Email:  seniorpalooza [ at ] ethocare [dot] org

Alzheimer's Breakthrough Ride

August 28, 2010 - 6:00am - 9:00pm

The Massachusetts ADRC actively supports the historic "coast to capital" ride to raise public awareness and federal funds to help conquer Alzheimer's disease.

From July 15, 2010 - September 21, 2010, researchers will travel through 24 ride-segments from California to the nation's capital to  deliver at least 50,000 signatures to Congress, in support of the Alzheimer's Breakthrough Act, which calls for $2 billion for funding in Alzheimer's research at the National Institutes of Health.

The state of Massachusetts has a team called "Boston Bikers" riding 98 miles from St. Louis, MO, to Springfield, IL, on August 28, 2010, and team members include Drs. Cynthia Lemere (Team Leader), Sarah Matousek and Oliver Holmes from the Brigham and Women's Hospital's Center for Neurologic Diseases, and Stephanie Socia from the Massachusetts General Hospital's Center for Aging and Genetics.

We encourage everyone to sign the online petition to ask Congress to support the Breakthrough Act for more funding for Alzheimer's disease research and care, and donations to the "Boston Bikers" or its individual team members would be most appreciated.

Please check out www.alz.org/research/breakthroughride/overview.asp for more event information.

Contact Person(s): 

Alzheimer's Association National Office

Tel:  312-335-8700

Email:  breakthroughride [ at ] alz [dot] org

Alzheimer's Association 30th Anniversary/11th Annual Night at the Pops: Red, Hot & 30!

June 9, 2010 - 5:30pm

Come celebrate the 30th annivesary of the Alzheimer's Association & enjoy an evening of Cole Porter music, live/silent auctions and prize drawings throughout the evening.

For more information regarding this exciting event, please visit http://alz.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=347032

Contact Person(s): 

Sheila Watnick

Tel:  617-393-2008

Email:  sheila [dot] watnick [ at ] alz [dot] org

4th Annual Partners HealthCare Boston Health and Fitness Expo 2010

June 12, 2010 - 10:00am - June 13, 2010 - 5:00pm

This annual free event is sponsored by Partners HealthCare, the parent organization of the Massachusetts ADRC, and WHDH & CW 56 stations. Fun and educational programs including exhibits, health-screenings, presentations by health experts and local celebrities will entertain and inform both adults and kids.

The 2-day event will be held at the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center (900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02115).

Contact Person(s): 

Heather Hazelton

Email:  healthexpo [ at ] cw56 [dot] com

Telephone:  617-248-5520


Paul Magnes

Email:  healthexpo [ at ] whdh [dot] com

Telephone:  617-725-0760

Powering Up For the Future: Aging Smart in Massachusetts. A Conversation on Aging Issues with Governor Deval Patrick

March 16, 2010 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

This event is prevented by Secretary Ann L. Hartstein of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs and the University of Massachusetts Gerontology Institute.  Principles guiding the Governor's Aging Agenda will be discussed.

Reservations may be made by emailing Colleen [dot] McHatton [ at ] state [dot] ma [dot] us or by calling 617-222-7417. The deadline for reservations is March, 12, 2010.

Contact Person(s): 

Colleen McHatton

Tel:  617-222-7417

Email:  Colleen [dot] McHatton [ at ] state [dot] ma [dot] us

Alzheimer's Association Greater Boston 18th Annual Memory Walk

September 26, 2010 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

The Massachusetts ADRC is an active supporter of the Alzheimer's Association's (MA & NH chapters) Greater Boston Memory Walk fundraising event. For several years, our Center's director, Dr. Bradley T. Hyman, has served as the Honorary Medical Chair of this successful event.

According to the Alzheimer's Association, the Memory Walk is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Since 1989, the Walk has raised more than $300 million for the cause.

The Walk is a community event that joins friends, family and co-workers as they walk to end Alzheimer's. Participants typically register in teams of 10-12 and fund-raise using tools supported by the Association. Walk routes vary from 1 to 3 miles.

This year, Dr. Hyman's lab at the MGH surpassed its goal of raising $1,000 for the Alzheimer's Association by raising $2,150 for the Memory Walk!

Check out the attached photos of the successful event!

Contact Person(s): 

Alzheimer's Association (Massachusetts/New Hampshire) chapter

Email: memorywalkmanh [ at ] alz [dot] org

Telephone:  617-393-2050

Newton Symphony Orchestra: The Healing Power of Music ~ The Mind/Body/Spirit Connection (Wellness Fair)

February 27, 2010 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Newton Symphony Orchestra will present a day-long Wellness Fair that features presentations and exhibits on a variety of wellness topics, including a session (2:15pm - 3:15pm) on Current Research on Music and the Aging and Alzheimer's Brain by Brandon Ally, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Boston University School of Medicine.

Tickets for the Fair is $20 per person, which includes admission to all presentations and the exhibit hall.

The Wellness Fair will be held in Stoddard Hall and Davis Hall on the campus of Andover Newton Theological School (210 Herrick Road, Newton Center, MA 02459).

Contact Person(s): 

Newton Symphony Orchestra

P.O. Box 590540

Newton MA 02459

Tel:  617-965-2255

2010 Alzheimer's Association Advocacy Forum: My Experience, Our Voice

March 7, 2010 - 4:00pm - March 9, 2010 - 5:00pm

The Alzheimer's Association's annual advocacy forum will be held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel (2500 Calvert Street NW, Washington, DC 20008) from March 7-9, 2010. The popular annual event provides advocates with opportunities to speak to legislators on a variety of pressing issues related to funding for Alzheimer's disease research.

More information regarding registration and the program in general is attached.

Contact Person(s): 

Darnella Harris

Tel:  312-335-5833

Email:  advocacyforum [ at ] alz [dot] org

Film Premiere: "I Remember Better When I Paint"

January 12, 2010 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

This event is sponsored by ARTZ:  Artists for Alzheimer's, the Boston University Alumni Association and the Boston University Alzheimer's Disease Center.  Presented by French Connection Films and narrated by Olivia de Havilland, the documentary is on the positive impact of art on individuals with dementia.

A reception with light appetizers will commence at 6:00pm, and there will be a panel discussion featuring experts in the field after the movie screening.

More information regarding the film premiere is attached.

Contact Person(s): 

Beverly Young

Tel:  857-364-4702

Email:  bmyoung [ at ] bu [dot] edu

Alzheimer's Association (MA/NH Chapter) 14th Annual Memory Ride

July 24, 2010 - 6:30am

The 14th Annual Memory Ride organized by the Alzheimer's Association will take place on Saturday, July 24, 2010 from the Devens Museum Field in Devens, MA. Four distance options with different event start times are available to participants:  25, 62, 100 and 125 miles.

According to the Alzheimer's Association, 90% of the funds raised by the Memory Ride event helps support grants awarded through the Association's research grants program, while 10% of the proceeds help fund programs and services within Massachusetts.

The success of the 2009 Memory Ride led to grant awards for Dr. Olivia I. Okereke and Dr. Bradford C. Dickerson of the Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center to further their research.

For more information on this exciting event, please contact the Alzheimer's Association (MA & NH chapters) for more information.

Contact Person(s): 

Michelle Gonzalez

Memory Ride Program Coordinator

Tel:  617-393-2047

Email:  michelle [dot] gonzalez [ at ] alz [dot] org

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