According to the Alzheimer’s Association, by 2025, the number of people age 65 and older with Alzheimer’s disease is estimated to reach 7.1 million — a 40 percent increase from the 5.1 million age 65 and older affected in 2015.
Currently there is no cure for Alzheimer’s but you can help promote awareness, programs and research by supporting the Greater Richmond Walk to End Alzheimer’s event on Thursday April 27th.
Simply stop by Argyle Cupcakes in Chesterfield near Robious & Huguenot Road on April 27th between 11am and 7pm and purchase any of their delicious treats.
Argyle will donate 20% of your purchase to help end Alzheimer’s disease. Just present the flyer below or mention The Memory Center at checkout.
The Memory Center, Richmond is a unique assisted living community setting the new standard in memory care to help those with Alzheimer’s and dementia live well.
Our custom designed community addresses the needs of those living with memory loss. Filled with natural light our safe indoor and outdoor spaces allow for freedom of movement and independence including a Town Center, secure courtyard and walking trails.
We offer personalized services and the industry’s best staffing ratio of 4:1 and 24/7 nursing oversight.
Don’t take our word for it. Come see The Memory Center, Richmond for yourself during our Spring Fling open house.
Tours and prizes every half hour
Delicious appetizers and spring beverages
Music and ice cream in our sunny courtyard
Games in the Tavern
A special screening of The Ukulele Yoga Lady in our Landmark Theater
The Memory Center, Richmond is pleased to work with the Greater Richmond Alzheimer’s Association to host an Alzheimer’s and Dementia Family Caregiver Support Group.
Caring for a loved one with memory loss is difficult and many feel like no one understands what they are going through, or they just need someone to talk to who will understand.
Meetings will take place the second Tuesday of each month from 4:30pm – 6:00pm with light refreshments served. For those eligible, volunteers are available to care for your loved one.
While meetings are free and open to the public, if you would like volunteer care for your loved one, please contact the Greater Richmond Alzheimer’s Association at (804) 967-2598 ahead of time to determine eligibility.
Upcoming meetings include:
Tuesday, February 14
Tuesday, March 14
Tuesday, April 11
The Memory Center is located in Midlothian adjacent from St. Francis hospital, just minutes from Route 288 and Powhite Parkway.
The Memory Center Richmond is proud to partner with Home Instead Senior Care as a Be a Santa to a Seniorlocation. This wonderful initiative provides gifts for seniors who might not otherwise receive any this holiday season.
How It Works:
Home Instead Senior Care partners with local non-profit and community organizations to identify seniors who might not otherwise receive gifts this holiday season. Then they partner works with retail stores and local businesses like The Memory Center to place trees and ornaments within their various locations. Each senior’s gift requests are written on a Be a Santa to a Senior bulb.
As we celebrate this holiday season in the company of family, friends and loved ones–giving thanks around OUR tables, overflowing with food… let’s not forget about our 200,000+ neighbors who are battling hunger and struggling to put a decent, nutritious meal on THEIR tables. The Memory Center Richmond is proud to announce its partnership with Feed More Central Virginia Food Bank to help ensure no family goes hungry this holiday season.
From now until Thanksgiving eve, The Memory Center Richmond will serve as a designated Feed More food donation drop location. 1 lb of food= 1 meal, so our goal is to provide 50 meals (50 lbs of food) to families in need this holiday season. I know we can do this together!
Click here for a list of the Central Virginia Food Bank’s “Most Wanted” food items. Please remember:
Feed Morecan accept non-perishable and canned goods (no glass)
Feed More cannot accept food items that have expired
Thanks in advance for having a caring heart to help fight hunger in our own backyard. We can do this! Together, we can feed more. See you soon!
It can be hard to know the difference between age-related changes and the first signs of Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia.
Some people may recognize changes in themselves before anyone else notices. Other times, friends and family will be the first to observe changes in memory, behavior or abilities. Every individual may experience one or more of these signs in different degrees, so early detection is key.
Join The Memory Center Richmond and The Greater Richmond Alzheimer’s Association or a special event to help you learn to identify the signs of Alzheimer’s or dementia in yourself, or a loved one.
What: The Greater Richmond Alzheimer’s Association Presents: Know the 10 Warnings Signs of Alzheimer’s: Early Detection Matters
When: Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Presentation: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm followed by Q&A from 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm
RSVP: This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited and registration is on a first come, first served basis. Reserve your space to responding to: Tamika Williams at email@example.com or calling 804-378-5100.
Join us on Tuesday August 9th for a special event. Community Outreach Deputy T. Knight with the Chesterfield Police Department will be here to present two programs created to help you in the event of a medical emergency.
The File of Life is a free medical information card where you document current medications, allergies, medical history, and any specific health conditions.
The card is placed in a small folder with a magnet on the back and hung on the refrigerator. Then affix the small sticker provided on a front window or door. In the event of an emergency the sticker lets medical responders know to look for the File of Life on the refrigerator where they can see your specific medical conditions and needs.
The Yellow Dot is a similar safety program designed to save you valuable time in the event of an automobile-related incident. Simply complete the provided medical information card and place in your glove compartment. Affix the provided Yellow Dot decal to the outside rear window on the driver’s side. During an emergency, the Yellow Dot will alert first responders to look inside your glove compartment for pertinent medical information.
Hear more about these life-saving programs and get your own File of Life and Yellow Dot at no charge.
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
The Memory Center Richmond 13800 Bon Secours Drive (adjacent to St. Francis Medical Center)
Midlothian, VA 23114
RSVP to: 804-378-5100 or email Tamika Williams, Admissions Director for The Memory Center, Richmond.
This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
Research indicates you can reduce your risk cognitive decline, such as Alzheimer’s, by adopting key lifestyle habits and keeping your brain active.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association “Mental decline as you age appears to be largely due to altered connections among brain cells. But research has found that keeping the brain active seems to increase its vitality and may build its reserves of brain cells and connections. You could even generate new brain cells.”
Join The Memory Center, Richmond for a special event Healthy Habits for your Brain and Body: 10 Ways to love your Brain to learn more about how to decrease your risk of cognitive decline and stay healthy.
About This Event:
Growing evidence indicates that people can reduce their risk of cognitive decline by adopting key lifestyle habits. When possible, combine these habits to achieve maximum benefit for the brain and body. Start now. It’s never too late or too early to incorporate healthy habits.
Tina Thomas, MSHP, BS, CDP, CADDCT
Director of Programs and Services, Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Richmond
Wednesday July, 20, 2016
5:30pm – 6:30pm
The Memory Center Richmond 13800 Bon Secours Drive (adjacent to St. Frances Medical Center)
Midlothian, VA 23114
There is no charge for this event but space is limited. Reserve your space by sending a message to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (804) 378-5100.