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

The Liberty Alzheimer's Partnership 7th Annual Concert: Elliot Steger Jazz Quartet

November 15, 2009 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

This concert will be held at the Indian Hill Music Center (http://indianhillmusic.org), 56 King Street, Littleton, MA 01460 on Sunday, November 15, 2009. The concert will start at 3:00pm, and a reception will be held at 2:00pm.

Ticket prices are $20, and the event will benefit the Alzheimer's Association (MA/NH Chapter).

Contact Person(s): 

Nancy Crowley

Tel:  978-402-0088

Email:  ncrowley [ at ] slr-usa [dot] com

A Special Event for Adult Children of People with Younger-Onset Dementia

August 6, 2009 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

This event is sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association (MA/NH Chapter), and features Dr. Brent Forrester of the Memory Disorders Unit at McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA. Dr. Forrester will discuss genetic risks, support networks and concerns of adult children of individuals with early-onset (prior to age 65) dementia.

The event will be held at the Stockyard Restaurant (www.stockyardrestaurant.com), 135 Market Street, Brighton, MA 02135. It is free and open to young adults, but pre-registration is required.

Contact Person(s): 

Lindsay Brennan, Alzheimer's Associatiion (MA/NIH Chapter)

Tel: 617-393-2013

23rd Annual Massachusetts ADRC & Boston University ADC Joint Poster Symposium

January 13, 2010 - 8:00am - 11:00am

Members of the Boston-area scientific community are cordially invited to participate in the Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center and Boston University Alzheimer's Disease Center's 23rd annual scientific poster symposium on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 from 8:00am - 11:00am in the Thier Conference Room at the Massachusetts General Hospital. The event will consist of a three-hour poster session in the Society for Neuroscience (SFN) format.

The Alzheimer's Disease Centers' annual scientific poster symposium showcases the best of local research in Alzheimer's disease. It is a prime opportunity to share research findings with other investigators and to learn what other researchers and their laboratories are doing.

A listing of the abstracts for all the displayed posters are attached.

This year, as part of our poster symposium day, the Massachusetts ADRC has also put together a training course on cultural competency for its staff personnel after the poster session. The program on providing culturally-appropriate care will be held from 12:30pm to 2:30pm. Staff personnel of the Boston University's ADC are also invited to attend. A copy of the program's agenda is also attached.

Contact Person(s): 

Liang Yap, PhD

Telephone:  617-726-3987

Email:  lyap [ at ] partners [dot] org

3rd Annual Partners HealthCare Boston Health and Fitness Expo 2009

June 27, 2009 - 10:00am - June 28, 2009 - 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:  617-725-0647


Paul Magnes

Email:  healthexpo [ at ] whdh [dot] com

Telephone:  617-725-0761

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