Tag archives: Alzheimers Association

Alzheimer’s Women’s Initiative Inspire Luncheon with Jane Seymour
By Joanne A Calitri   |   May 9, 2023

The return of the in-person Alzheimer’s Women’s Initiative Inspire Luncheon was sold out – more than 400 guests filling all three SB Hilton ballrooms on Wednesday, April 26. There was a super up-buzz in the air at the reception as guests connected with friends. VIPs were seen at the step’n’repeat for media photographs. Next to […]

Jane Seymour Keynote Speaker at Upcoming Alzheimer’s Event
By Joanne A Calitri   |   April 18, 2023

The Alzheimer’s Association California Central Coast Chapter is hosting their annual Women’s Initiative Inspire luncheon on April 26 at the Hilton Beachfront Resort. Tickets are selling fast, as Emmy and Golden Globe winning actress Jane Seymour is the keynote speaker. When I spoke with Katina Zaninovich, Board Chair and Alzheimer’s Women’s Initiative Committee Chair, about […]

Walk to End Alzheimer’s
By Montecito Journal   |   November 22, 2022

Earlier this month, nearly 450 area residents strapped on their sneakers for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. A Promise Flower ceremony was held before the Walk with Santa Barbara Mayor Randy Rowse helping count down the beginning of the event. Together this bipedal push raised more than $135,000 to fund research and free local services […]

79th Persons of the Year Named
By Montecito Journal   |   August 23, 2022

Santa Barbara Foundation names their 79th Persons of the Year as Ginger Salazar and Katina Zaninovich. Salazar, who is from Lompoc and has lived in Montecito for the past 17 years, has served on the board of Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara. Currently, she is on the […]

Alzheimer’s Association: Providing Care, Support, and Research for Patients and Caregivers
By Steven Libowitz   |   January 6, 2022

The statistics on Alzheimer’s Disease are staggering. Someone in the United States develops the devastating disease every 65 seconds. More than one in nine people (11.3%) age 65 and older has Alzheimer’s, and the percentage increases with age, with nearly 35% of those over age 84 suffering from the form of dementia. And Alzheimer’s disease […]

Purple Pride: 2021 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Returns to Santa Barbara
By Joanne A Calitri   |   November 16, 2021

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s happily returned to Santa Barbara on November 6, following a two-year hiatus. A total of 551 registered participants and 79 teams met in Chase Palm Park for the 3.1-mile loop around Cabrillo Boulevard or met in their neighborhoods around the county.  Walkers sported a purple t-shirt and carried a flower […]

Making Memories and to Help Those Aiding Those Who Can’t
By Nick Masuda   |   July 8, 2021

In Santa Barbara, Summer Solstice is synonymous with a vibrant parade down State Street, with music blaring and feet moving to the beat. But that’s not the only impactful event in town — the Alzheimer’s Association has hosted “The Longest Day” in each of the last seven years. The day is a combination of a […]

Walking With Purpose: Alzheimer’s Association Has Lofty Goals for 2021 Fundraiser
By Tom Jacobs   |   June 24, 2021

When most of America shut down last year, the Alzheimer’s Association was faced with a dilemma: What to do about its largest annual fundraiser, the Walk to End Alzheimer’s? Mass gatherings were obviously out of the question, but could they somehow restructure the event rather than calling it off? “The word ‘cancel’ never came up,” […]

VNA Health
By Lynda Millner   |   April 8, 2021

Instead of a ballroom like usual, VNA Health held their annual health and safety PHorum at the West Wind Drive-in Theatre watching a movie. It was a special documentary produced by Emmy Award winning actress Jane Seymour about guitarist Glen Campbell and his battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Executive Director Lynda Tanner says, “It is important […]

Hair Wars
By Richard Mineards   |   July 25, 2019

It was an event to dye for when the Alzheimer’s Association hosted its sixth annual Blondes versus Brunettes flag football game at the Garden Street Academy. The popular sports fest, which attracted more than 600 spectators and in past years has raised more than $450,000 for the cause, featured the Blondes led by Natalie Ford […]

Mind Over Matter
By Richard Mineards   |   December 6, 2018

The Alzheimer’s Association held its fifth anniversary Your Brain Matters lunch at the Hilton, with a special tribute to longtime supporter, sweet Swede Gerd Jordano, co-founder of the Alzheimer’s Women’s Initiative. The boffo bash for 500 guests, chaired by Leslie Ridley–Tree, raised around $250,000 and honored actress Sarah Rafferty, who co-starred with Meghan Markle – […]

Hair-raising Affair
By Richard Mineards   |   July 26, 2018

It was an event to dye for when the Alzheimer’s Association hosted its fifth annual Blondes versus Brunettes flag football game at Bishop Diego High School. The popular occasion, which attracted more than 1,000 spectators and in past years has raised more than $300,000 for the cause, featured the Blondes led by Natalie Ford and […]