Tag archives: alzheimers

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 […]

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 […]

Still Alice: Understanding Alzheimer’s
By Lynda Millner   |   March 28, 2019

Still Alice is considered the definitive and illuminating novel about Alzheimer’s disease and it was written by Lisa Genova. She recently gave a lecture on the subject for UCSB’s Arts & Lectures at Campbell Hall. Prior to the talk, sponsors Hollye and Jeff Jacobs gave a private reception for her at their home. Genova’s TED […]

Genova’s Unforgettable Journey
By Steven Libowitz   |   March 14, 2019

Lisa Genova graduated valedictorian, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Bates College with a degree in Biopsychology and earned a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Harvard University. But it wasn’t all that long before she took a left turn, employing her scientific knowledge in service of writing fiction in an effort to humanize brain diseases […]

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 – […]

Research Aims to End Alzheimer’s
By Scott Craig   |   October 4, 2018

Westmont researchers are using a new high-tech tool to understand human neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease. As part of a summer research project, Yi-Fan Lu, Westmont assistant professor of biology, and senior Heidi Pullmann used the new microelectrode array, purchased through the Westmont Provost’s Office, to detect and record the response of neurons to […]

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 […]

Your Brain Matters
By Lynda Millner   |   November 23, 2017

The Alzheimer’s Women’s Initiative (AWI) Committee gave its fourth annual “Your Brain Matters’ Luncheon” at The Fess Parker. This was obviously on people’s minds (pun intended), since there was a crowd of 500 attending and looking forward to the speakers and some Alzheimer’s education. Co-chairs were Katina Etsell and Gerd Jordano, who was also a […]