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SEPT., 2013
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The Compassion To Care, The Leadership To Conquer

The Alzheimer's journey is a long one, with many twists and turns. The Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter has been here as a strong, passionate, and committed resource for over 25 years and with your support we intend to stay committed until the vision of a world without Alzheimer's is attained.

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Register Now for the Walk to End Alzheimer's  
WTEA
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Reclaim the Future for his generation.... and Millions of Americans who are waiting for treatments, prevention, and an End to Alzheimer's disease.  

Seven Southeastern Wisconsin Walks roll-out in September and October 
Will you be represented?

Visit our website to register today!

WTEA Dates 2013

Tip: Restart Your Team!
- Save time by restarting your team from 2012.  Make sure to use your 2012 username and password so that your team information can be located and used to register your 2013 team.

Tip:  Website "Live Chat" is now available to help!  
If you have any questions while navigating the Walk to End Alzheimer's registration site, or when signing up your team,just chat on-line with our live customer service operators.  They can provide assistance from 7am - 9pm CST.  And of course, if you have additional questions or need further help, please don't hesitate to contact our Development Team at 414-479-8800.
 
Tip: Bank Nights are scheduled in September.... watch your email for specific dates, locations, and times.



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Today's Courage, Tomorrow's Hope
~Stories from the Alzheimer's Journey ~     
Bill Riemer and Kathy Hamilton
 
Kathy Hamilton and her son in-law Bill Riemer will proudly walk this Saturday in the Walk to End Alzheimer's at Frame Park in Waukesha.  Their team, "Caregivers Together" is made up of members who attend an Oconomowoc based support group sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association.
 
This support group has made a huge difference in Kathy's life.  Read her story here
 
 
 
 
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Leading It Off.... It's Gonna Be a Home Run with "Homer" in Waukesha on September 14 at Frame Park
Steve
Steve "Homer" True

Waukesha kicks off the Walk to End Alzheimer's season in style. Special thanks to Steve "Homer" True of 540 ESPN for being the Celebrity Walker and emcee at the Waukesha County Walk.

After the Walk.... stick around for more excitement as Waukesha County DA, Brad Schimel, and Four on the Floor push the pedal to the metal and rock the park! 
4 on the Floor
Brad Schimel and  Four on the Floor
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In The Home Stretch.... Carole Caine of 96.5 WKLH Leads the Milwaukee Walk at Mount Mary University on October 5
Carole Caine

We are thrilled to announce that for the second year, Carole Caine, co-host of the Dave & Carole morning radio show on 96.5 WKLH, will be live, and in-person, as emcee of our Milwaukee Walk at Mount Mary University on October 5.   
 
JOIN the WKLH Walk to End Alzheimer's Team
WKLH, a major media partner for the Walk to End Alzheimer's, is also forming a station Walk team.  They invite all their classic rock listeners, as well as everyone else in the community who wants to be on a rockin' team, to join them.  Help WKLH  - Walk to End Alzheimer's! Join the WKLH Team here
 
  WKLH
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Also On Deck with Grand Slam Walk Events 
 
September 21 - Library Park, Lake Geneva 
Petty Thieves
Petty Thieves
 
 
 
Join us in the morning for this gorgeous destination Walk!  Afterwards, enjoy lunch on the lakeshore and rock out to the sounds of Petty Thieves, an annual fan favorite!






September 21 - Regner Park, West Bend
West Bend High School Band
West Bend High School Marching Band 
 
 
Yes!  They are back!  Members of the West Bend High School Band, conducted by band director Leah Duckert, will energize the crowd pre-Walk with a mini-stage show and pep performance that simply 
re-writes the rules of fun and spontaneous. 
 



September 28 - UW-Parkside, Kenosha
Bonnie Blair
Olympic Hall of Famer
Bonnie Blair 
 
 
 
Join Alzheimer's Champion Bonnie Blair, as she presents the third annual "Blair Cares" award to a deserving volunteer at the Kenosha/Racine Walk to End Alzheimer's!  
 




September 28 - Sports Core, Kohler
 
Sen. Joe Liebham
State Senator 
Joe Liebham
 
 
 
We are honored that Wisconsin State Senator, Joe Liebham, District 9, will be present once again at Sheboygan County's Walk to End Alzheimer's as the honorary Chair of the event.  Join us at this family festival with children's games and tasty Sheboygan-style dogs with all the trimmings! 

 





 October 5 - Moraine Park Technical College, Fond du Lac

Hey foodies - breakfast is waiting! Students from the Culinary Arts program at the Moraine Park Technical College will proudly serve a sumptuous pre-Walk breakfast for our Walkers.  Savor the flavors, and then head out on the Walk to End Alzheimer's to raise money and burn off some calories!




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Barb's Got the Buzz - Walk with Us!
Barb's Buzz
Barbara Cheek Johnson

Barbara Cheek Johnson, a journalist living with early stage Alzheimer's disease, shares an invitation to everyone to join or support "The Memory Makers", a Walk team comprised of individuals with early stage Alzheimer's, their partners, family and friends. 
 
Read Barb's newest post at http://alzheimersblogger.wordpress.com/  
or click here to support "The Memory Makers" or join their team.
 


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Shouting Out to Some Dyno-mite WalkTeams! Shout Out
 
With our seven Southeastern Wisconsin Walks just around the corner, We Salute these Top Walk Teams who are burning rubber, tearing up the pavement, blasting into orbit.  You guys are downright ON FIRE!
 
Top Teams  

 

There is still plenty of time to register your team of two, ten, twenty-five or one-hundred!  Register now at www.alz.org/sewi and help reclaim the future for all of us!

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WTEA and Alzheimer's Disease in Good Company on TMJ4's
The Morning Blend The Morning Blend

Special thanks to Sandy LaFave, Director of Communications at Brookdale Senior Living and the Chair of Walk to End Alzheimer's Milwaukee County, for appearing with Alzheimer's Association Executive Director, Tom Hlavacek, to talk about Alzheimer's disease and the upcoming Walk events.  Watch the entire 6 minute television segment here
 
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Is Your Business or Company Looking for Ways  Little Big Thing
to Get On-Board with the Cause? 
This September Do A Little Big Thing
 
In September, the Alzheimer's Association encourages those in the workplace to "Do a Little Big Thing"
in the fight against Alzheimer's and other dementias. Small actions such as hosting a fundraising event and encouraging employees to dress down in exchange for a small donation can make a big difference. Here are some other ways to get involved:
  • Learn more about how doing something little can add up to something big by visiting alz.org/endalz.
  • Raise awareness by wearing the Alzheimer's Association's signature color purple to work and encouraging others to do the same.
  • Contact the Southeastern Wisconsin chapter to find volunteer opportunities and ways that you can help your local community - 800.272.3900
  • Join us on facebook and twitter
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Coming Up - Alzheimer's Association Classes 

  

 

Understanding Dementia
  • a three session program for friends and family members of those experiencing memory related issues or a recent diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease 
  • offers general information about Alzheimer's disease and related dementia as well as how to better communicate and manage challenging behaviors 
 
Tuesday, September 17, 24, & October 1
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Community Memorial Medical Commons
W129 N7055 Northfield Drive, Building A, Suite 302 - Menomonee Falls
 
Registration Required - contact the Alzheimer's Association at 414.479.8800 or dklement@alz.org

  

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Understanding Dementia - 2 Day Early Stage  
  • a two day program for friends and family members of those experiencing memory related issues or a recent diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease 
  • offers general information about Alzheimer's disease and related dementia as well as how to better communicate and manage challenging behavior
 
Monday, September 23, 30
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Beaver Dam Community Library
311 North Spring Street, Welsh Memorial Meeting Room - Beaver Dam

  

Registration Required - contact Bonnie at 920.728.4088 or bbeam@alz.org

  

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Living with Moderate Alzheimer's Disease     

  • a three part program for caregivers that addresses symptoms and care needs, relationship changes, safety concerns, preparing for an emergency, and respite care
 

Tuesday, August 13, 20, 27 

9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Family Enrichment Center 

885 Badger Circle, Room E - Grafton 

  

Registration required - contact Ginny Nyhuis at 920.838.1311 or gnyhuis@alz.org

  

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Legal and Financial Planning For Alzheimer's Disease 

  • a two part program designed to help those affected by dementia, caregivers, and family members better understand the legal and financial issues that may impact them.
 
Tuesday, October 8, 15 
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Alzheimer's Association 

620 S. 76th Street, Suite 160 - Milwaukee 

  

Registration required - contact Krista Scheel at 414.479.8800

 

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Understanding Dementia Caregiver Hands
  • a three session program for friends and family members of those experiencing memory related issues or a recent diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease 
  • offers general information about Alzheimer's disease and related dementia as well as how to better communicate and manage challenging behaviors 
 
Tuesday, October 15, 22, 29
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Froedtert Hospital
9200 W. Wisconsin Ave, West, 2 NT Conference Room - Milwaukee

 

Registration Required - contact Sue Moser at 414.805.9269 or smoser@froedterthealth.org

 

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Living with Alzheimer's Disease - Early Stage

Early Stage

  • a three part program geared for individuals living with early stage Alzheimer's disease and their care partners
 



Thursday, October 17, 24, 31 
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Shorehaven Center For Life Enrichment

1306 W. Wisconsin Ave, 2nd Door, Board and LaBelle Rooms - Oconomowoc

  

Registration required - contact Wendy Betley at 414.479.8800 or wbetley@alz.org

 

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Living with Alzheimer's Disease - Late Stage

Caregiver

  • a two session program offers an opportunity for caregivers to learn about the late stages of Alzheimer's disease and related dementia.
 

Tuesday, October  22

9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Community Bank & Trust

1160 Fond du Lac Ave, upper level boardroom - Sheboygan

  

Registration required - contact GInny Nyhuis at 920.838.1311 gnyhuis@alz.org

  

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Education, Programs, and Support

We are offering numerous education programs, conferences and support groups for caregivers in the next months. To view our education calendar which features a complete listing of the programs offered in your community, click here. For a listing of caregiver support groups, click here.
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