GivingTuesday 2021: Ways to Give

Created in response to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday (November 30) is a global day of giving. Now in its tenth year, #GivingTuesday is a day for families, businesses, communities, students and others to come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and GIVE. On Tuesday, November 30, #GivingTuesday, donate to the Alzheimer’s Association, and […]

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We Are Grateful For You

On behalf of the Alzheimer’s Association in North Carolina — our Board of Directors, staff, and the Alzheimer’s community in our noble state, we want to wish you and yours well this Thanksgiving. We know traditions and plans may continue to be somewhat altered by the ongoing pandemic, but we hope the essence of Thanksgiving still […]

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Luminary Ceremony Honoring Those Impacted by Alzheimer’s

All are invited to stand up to the darkness of Alzheimer’s this December by joining us for a special luminary lighting on the longest night of the year – the winter solstice. We’ll gather via Zoom to hear from a few friends and shine a light in honor of all those impacted by Alzheimer’s. Bring […]

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Keeping Faith and Fun Through Alzheimer’s Journey

“When you are a person of faith, you know and believe that God walks with us,” says Mike Queen of Wilmington, North Carolina. “God is with us in the celebration of life and the heartache of life…our faith didn’t change because of this diagnosis, and it won’t change as we go through it.” Mike Queen’s […]

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Father’s Work Ethic Lays the Foundation for Son’s Community Engagement

John Wesley Singleton, Sr. worked very hard most of his life.  “As long as I can remember he always had two jobs,” adds John Singleton, Jr.  of Kernersville, N.C. “He worked for a lock and key company in Philadelphia which is where we are from, and all four of my siblings were born.  Like a […]

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Caregiver Conference offered by Association partner Duke Health

Are you a current caregiver or community partner interested in supporting the Alzheimer’s community? The Alzheimer’s Association, Eastern North Carolina Chapter is proud to be a sponsor of the Duke Caregiver Community Event being offered by Association partner, Duke Health. Get connected with local resources that can help you care for your loved one during […]

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How to be a Kid at Heart — From a Grandfather to His Granddaughter

Jennifer O’Keefe begins remembering her grandfather John fondly as “the best person in the entire world.” Growing up, her parents would work through the summer, so Jennifer was dropped off at her grandparents house every morning to spend the day. “He was just a big kid,” Jennifer laughs remembering those vibrant, loud, and musical summers, […]

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Daughter Walks to the Tune of Her Mother’s Fight Song

“My mother, Mary Thomas, was my idol.  She was my best friend,” begins daughter Yvonne Young of Concord, North Carolina.  “She always had this saying, ‘If death wanted to come and get her, it would have to catch up to her, and then he would have to fight her.’ She wasn’t going down without a […]

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Constructing a Stronger Community

From the instant Monica Cortes McLean first came on board at McKee Homes, she knew she wanted to be directly involved in the company’s commitment to the Alzheimer’s Association. Hispanics/Latinos are about 1.5 times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than older white Americans. As Monica is Panamanian and Chilean, this places her family at […]

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Jeff Takes a Swing at Fighting Alzheimer’s

Growing up, Jeff Ray remembers his mom, Sandra, as being “larger than life.” “She was very influential in my life, and as we got older, she got really involved in the church,” Jeff says. “She has a strong faith and still does today.”  Not only was she active in her children’s lives, but she was […]

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