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OUR VISION: A world without Alzheimer’s disease.
                                                                           
OUR MISSION: To eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

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  1. I’m thrilled to see a regional blog for the Alzheimer’s Association. This format can be so very informative, but in a casual, easy-reading way. Thank you. Irene Olson, Redmond, Washington; http://www.babyboomersandmore.com

  2. Feeling thankful and blessed to have a new Adult Day Health care program in the Snoqualmie Valley region of Washington state. Located in Carnation, WA about 30 miles east of Seattle, this care program called the OLD FRIENDS CLUB not only provides valuable socialization and cognitive engagement for family members challenged by Alzheimer’s and other dementia related diseases, they offer much needed respite for the growing number of unpaid caregivers in our communities. This non-profit low-cost service was pulled together by an amazing team of former staff of an Adult Day Health program administered by the Sno-Valley Senior Center. When the Senior Center was forced to close on August 31 due to lack of funding, family caregivers were left scrambling to fill the gap of care this loss presented. Staff members were clearly aware of the importance of such a program to the health of our community and within three weeks of closing the program at the Senior Center, they had another one up at running at a local church.

    As a very grateful caregiver of my mom Dorthy who has been challenged by Alzheirmer’s for nearly 7 years, I am helping to promote two fundraising events for this program.

    Since many family caregivers are justified in a little whining and wining, we have organized two wine & food events as fundraisers for OLD FRIENDS CLUB.

    1. SATURDAY, November 7 • 1:00 – 6:00pm @ Sigillo Cellars in downtown Snoqualmie
    is hosting SAVOR SNOQUALMIE RIVER VALLEY, a showcase of this region’s vibrant homegrown and handcrafted culture in wine production, farming, arts & crafts & independent merchant economy. SAVOR features wine pours, wine pairing tasting plates, arts & crafts indoor marketplace along with live food and beverage demonstrations. Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door. For more ticket and event information visit http://www.LocalWineEvents.com

    2. SATURDAY, November 14 • 3:30 – 6:30pm WINE TASTING PARTY @ Northwest Cellars in Kirkland. Wine, Food & Music. Purchase $25 Advance Tickets at http://www..northwestcellars.com/events/event-sign-up.html

    OLD FRIENDS CLUB is currently open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30am – 2:30pm. Transportation is available through Senior Services Hyde Shuttle.
    To learn more about the OLD FRIENDS CLUB Adult Day Health program
    call 425.681.9776 or email karen@oldfriendsclub.org

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