We are proud to host so many worthy events throughout the year and we thank you for your participation and contributions.
Bipartisan intergovernmental hearing on Alzheimer's Disease: July 1, 2014
LIAF recently hosted a bipartisan, intergovernmental hearing on Alzheimer's disease, initiated by Congressman Steve Israel, to help drive support and additional funding for a collaborative consortium to make New York the Alzheimer's research hub for a search for a cure to this devastating disease.
Annual Golf Classic: June 9, 2014
Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation held its 21st annual Golf Classic on Monday, June 9, at Sands Point Golf Club in Port Washington. The event honored Kim and John Horan of Upper Brookville, principals of Horan Construction and well known Long Island philanthropists, and raised more than $270,000.
Ann Wilkins' 90th Birthday Party: June 6, 2014
On Friday, June 6, Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation hosted a Big Birthday Bash for Ann Wilkins, one our day program participants, to celebrate her 90th birthday. More than 20 of Ann's relatives helped her celebrate, and our facility was filled with birthday wishes, balloons, cake, hugs, laughter, and, of course, great entertainment. The Wilkins family requested that all their family and friends make donations to Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation, because they are so grateful for the care and the love that Ann receives at our day program. Sometimes it’s hard to tell who is having a more enjoyable time at Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation – Ann, her fellow day program participants, or our own staff members, who are all captivated Ann's irresistible spunk, humor, directness and unbridled sense of fun.
Brain Fitness Workshop: May 9, 2014
You couldn't hear a pin drop, but you could see the minds of the participants working fervently, as they tackled one of the cognitive exercises that are part of LIAF's 6-week Brain Fitness Workshop at the Syosset Public Library. A proactive program aimed at enhancing and maintaining ones mental sharpness as one ages, the participants were committed to tackling new cognitive challenges which are designed to provide a workout to the different areas of the brain susceptible to aging! What a pleasure to see all of them stay past the end of class, still engaged in working to find a solution to this visual-spatial cognitive exercise.
Women's Luncheon and Fashion Show: April 11, 2014
Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation held its annual Fashion Show and Women’s Luncheon on April 11 at North Shore Country Club in Glen Head, honoring community philanthropist Eleanor Cyprus of Manhasset. The day combined a full fashion show of the latest spring and summer styles in clothing, a wonderful lunch, art work exhibited by some of Long Island’s award-winning female artists, and networking among professionals and family caregivers...all in support of the programs and services provided by Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation. Fashions courtesy of Fox’s were worn by volunteer models, all of whom have had a relative with Alzheimer's or a related memory disorder, or work in the elder care field providing services for families affected by Alzheimer's. This was a wonderful way to celebrate women while raising awareness about Alzheimer’s disease – and the disproportionate ways in which it affects women.
Taste of the Town: March 27, 2014
LIAF is so appreciative of all the restaurants and food establishments which participated in the "Taste of the Town" event. The food they prepared was awesome and their selections were so diverse and delicious. Their generous donation of time, food preparation and commitment to participating is very much valued and recognized! Kudos to all of them for making this event a success for everyone involved - LIAF, the attendees, the community at large, and the restaurants for getting more people to try and enjoy their culinary talents! LIAF would also like to thank all of the generous sponsors of the event! We appreciate your generous support and were so glad to see so many of you attend and bring some guests with you to enjoy the awesome lineup of restaurants and food establishments that participated.
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.