New & Expanded Programs | Winter 2017 Newsletter

Social Work Services Added new staff to our Social Work Services department who will provide individuals and families with personalized support, information and guidance including care planning, counseling and advocacy. Expanded Education Programs Our Education Manager is expanding our education offerings in Manhattan and the boroughs, creating new topics and responding to the needs of caregivers across NYC. New Helpline Specialists We now have enhanced capacity in the CaringKind office to respond to more callers with information, education and support. connect2culture® Works with art museums [...]

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Junior Committee | Winter 2017 Newsletter

A Compassionate Mission By Brittany Krygowski, Junior Committee Vice President Alzheimer’s is known, for all intents and purposes, as an “old person’s disease.” So it may seem surprising that the members of the CaringKind Junior Committee, virtually all of whom are under age 40, eagerly come together to raise funds to support research and programs benefiting people affected by the disease — those diagnosed, their families, and their caregivers alike. Some five million Americans live with Alzheimer’s today and, according to certain statistics, that number is projected to triple by 2050. For th [...]

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Athletes to End Alzheimer's | Winter 2017 Newsletter

### 2016 TCS New York City Marathon **By Candace Douglas, Director of Constituent Events** Just after 5 a.m. on November 6th, while most of New York City was still in bed, 100 members of team Athletes to End Alzheimer’s® (ATEA) were making their last-minute preparations en route to join their fellow teammates, ready to take on the streets of all five boroughs for the 2016 TCS NYC Marathon. Excitement and anxiety were palpable in the air as they gathered for the last time before joining 50,000 fellow runners in Staten Island to start what is often called “New York City’s largest block party.” [...]

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Diversity Outreach | Winter 2017 Newsletter

### Celebrating Our Differences **By Niurqui "Nikki" Mariano, Manager of Healthcare Outreach** You might come across our African American Outreach Manager at a church in Harlem or our Latino Outreach Manager in a Bronx senior center. Don't be surprised to bump into our Chinese Outreach Manager at a Queens library in Flushing, or if you're a healthcare provider you might sit in on one of my next presentations. With MetroCard in hand, our Diversity and Outreach team travels throughout the five boroughs with one common goal: to educate the community about Alzheimer's disease and about CaringKind [...]

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