Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Thank You, LSU!!

On Sunday, February 22nd, the LSU Lady Tiger Basketball Team donated $5,000 to Alzheimer's Services of the Capital Area in memory of Sue Gunter's mother who passed away with Alzheimer's disease. The Lady Tigers Basketball Alumni presented the check to Nicole Colvin, Alzheimer's Services Event and Public Relations Coordinator, at the basketball game against Kentucky on Sunday. The girls won the game by the way, 57-56. GEAUX TIGERS!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

2008 Alzheimer's Services Angel Awards

Each year, Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area honors two outstanding volunteers who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to the organization with the coveted Angel Award. On Friday, February 13, 2009, Alzheimer's Services of the Capital Area awarded Mae McGuffery and Dianne Miller as the 2008 Angel Awardees.

Mae McGuffery, right in the above photo, knows no boundaries to giving from the heart. She first came to us in search of information and services while she cared for her mother - during that time, Mae became endeared to our mission and made it a personal crusade to help others coping with the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease and care giving. She has truly been an ambassador for the organization by making hundreds of people aware of the services available through media and group presentations. Additionally, for the last four years she has spearheaded the largest Walk/Run team raising awareness and funds for support. Mae didn’t stop with helping her team garner the Traveling Shoe Award, this volunteer joined the Walk/Run Recruitment Committee, assisted with data entry for the event, volunteered at Charlie’s Place, and avails herself to answer phones at the office. We are honored to have Mae McGuffery as a volunteer and friend to our organization.

Dianne Miller, left in the above photo, is one of our dedicated Caregiver Network facilitators. She also leads two support groups and, at one time, led a third. She is a former caregiver who cared for her father-in-law with Alzheimer’s disease, and currently reaches out to family members by supporting them with the compassion and knowledge of one who has been there. Additionally, she has served on the Walk/Run to Remember committee, chairing the Memory Market Exhibit Area as well as recruited participants. Dianne fostered our relationship with Life Source Services bringing in new volunteers, supporters and advocates for the organization. She is truly an ambassador for us, telling everyone that she comes across about our services and programs. She is an asset to our organization.

Thank you to all our volunteers who make it possible for our organization to provide services and programs to our 10-parish service area. You all are our angels!

Pictured above is the Alzheimer's Services staff at the Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon. From left to right: Nicole C. Colvin, Event and Public Relations Coordinator; Ed Picard, Charlie's Place Respite Center Coordinator; Julie Brewer, Programs Coordinator; Debbie Kidder-Little, Development Director; Monique Poree, Administrative Assistant; Dana Territo, Director of Services; Tomiki Williams, Programs Coordinator; Dusty Manson, Development Associate; and Barbara Auten, Executive Director.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

CNN Article: Brain scan may reveal risk for Alzheimer's disease

Click here to read more about how brain scans may reveal risk for Alzheimer's disease.