We are proud to host so many worthy events throughout the year and we thank you for your participation and contributions.
LIAF Hosts Congressman Steve Israel: January 6, 2014
A group of LIAF caregivers and former caregivers hosted a visit from Congressman Steve Israel at the Long Island Alzheimer's Foundation. The group members shared their views on pressing caregiver issues, including the high costs of long-term care and the need for supportive community-based services, such as those provided at LIAF. The Congressman stated that Alzheimer's disease is one of his top three agenda items and provided information on his proposal for a state bond initiative to make New York State a world leader in Alzheimer's research. Kudos to Allan Vann for his role in coordinating this most valuable meeting. We look forward to continuing this productive dialogue with Congressman Israel going forward.
Annual Caregivers' Luncheon: December 11, 2013
The annual Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation Celebrating Caregivers' Luncheon was held on December 11, 2013 at the Port Washington Yacht Club. The invitation said it all...“If you are a caregiver, if you were a caregiver, if you love a caregiver...” then you were welcome at this event! Sixty-five people got together that day to catch up with old friends and meet new friends, or to take advantage of a well-deserved break from the demands of caring for a loved one with a memory disorder.
26th Annual Remembrance Ball: November 16, 2013
At its 26th annual Remembrance Ball on November 16, Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation honored Long Island community leader and activist Lillian McCormick for her lifelong advocacy on behalf of women, children, the elderly and others. Also honored at the event was Dr. Peter A. Magaro, principal founder and chief executive officer of Memory Training Centers of America, which operates outpatient memory-loss treatment facilities in New York, Florida and Wisconsin. The Remembrance Ball was a successful fund-raising event held at The Metropolitan in Glen Cove, with entertainment by the celebrated musician Glenn Drewes, also a long-time supporter of Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation, and his orchestra. Alfred Devendorf, Esq., served as honorary dinner chairman; dinner committee members included Patricia Bailey, Jennifer Cona, Madelyn Dubiner, Mary Eibeler, Laura Emmert, Jennifer Paterson and Joyce Schneider.