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Friends of NIA Annual Budget Meeting

Time: February 28, 2012 from 2pm to 3:30pm
Location: NIH Campus
Street: Building 31, Room 2C15
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Event Type: meeting
Organized By: Mary Jo Hoeksema


NIA Director, Dr. Richard Hodes, and his staff will be meeting with the Friends of NIA members on February 28 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. to discuss the Institute’s FY 2013 budget request.

Balancing Employment with Child and Elder Care: The Implications of Changing Workplaces and Families,

Time: December 13, 2011 from 1pm to 2pm
Event Type: webinar
Organized By: PAA, APC, AARP, Friends of NIA, Friends of NICHD, and Russell Sage Foundation

I am writing to invite you to a webinar that the Population Association of America, AARP, the Association of Population Centers, the Friends of NIA, and the Friends of NICHD are hosting on December 13, 1:00-2:00 p.m. The webinar, “Balancing Employment with Child and Elder
Care: The Implications of Changing Workplaces and
Families,” will feature the work of NIA and NICHD grantees and a presentation by a family demographer from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Please feel free to circulate the invitation to your colleagues and staff. I hope you will be able to join us!
Mary Jo
Mary Jo Hoeksema
Director, Government Affairs
Population Association of America/
Association of Population Centers
1701 K Street NW, Suite 1150
Washington, DC 20006
[email protected]


Senate Special Committee on Aging forum “Aging in America: Future Challenges, Promise and Potential”

Time: December 14, 2011 from 5pm to 7pm
Location: Russell Senate Office Building Caucus Room 325
City/Town: Washington, DC
Event Type: reception
Organized By: GSA

Dear FoNIA:

I hope you will join us on December 14th for a special reception in recognition of the Senate Special Committee on Aging’s 50 years of leadership.

The reception will be held in Russell Senate Office Building Caucus Room 325, from 5pm-7pm, following the afternoon Senate Special Committee on Aging forum “Aging in America: Future Challenges, Promise and Potential”, that will be held in Dirksen G-50 from 2:30-4:30pm.

Details can be found below and in the attached invitation.

Please RSVP by December 9th to Dani Kaiserman at[email protected] or (202) 587-2847.



Linda Krogh Harootyan
Deputy Executive Director

Senior Director of Professional Affairs
The Gerontological Society of America
1220 L St., NW, Suite 901
Washington, DC 20005-4018
Voice: (202) 587-2822
Fax: (202) 587-2851
e-mail: [email protected]


Shop and Support Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

Time: November 17, 2011 from 5pm to 8pm
Location: Brooks Brothers
Street: 1201 Connecticut Avenue NW
City/Town: Washington DC
Event Type: fundraiser
Organized By: Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

Please join us on Thursday evening, November 17 from 5-8 p.m. for an evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and shopping to benefit the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA)

Brooks Brothers is generously hosting a benefit for AFA at its store at 1201 Connecticut Avenue, NW.

The event will feature a “fashion show” with celebrity models, including: Representative Linda Sanchez (D-CA); Diane Rehm; Reed Doughty of the Washington Redskins; Philip Stewart from WJLA7; Sharon O’Connor from Iona Senior Services; and George and Trish Vradenburg from USAgainstAlzheimer’s.  John Schriffen from NBC4 will emcee. 

The show will be about Brooks Brothers fashion, but more importantly about education and support for the Alzheimer’s disease issue.

 Purchases are 15% off and 10% of the evening’s sales benefit AFA.

RSVP to: [email protected] or call 866-232-8484 

Alzheimer’s from the Frontlines: Challenges a National Alzheimer’s Plan Must Address

Time: November 8, 2011 from 10am to 11am
Location: SVC 203-202 (Capitol Visitor’s Center)
Event Type: congressional, briefing
Organized By: Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer’s Association invites you to a briefing on:

 “Alzheimer’s from the Frontlines: Challenges a National Alzheimer’s Plan Must Address”

 Tuesday, November 8, 2011 from 10 A.M. to 11 A.M.

SVC 203-202 (Capitol Visitors Center)

 Please join us for a Congressional Briefing unveiling an important new report, “Alzheimer’s from the Frontlines: Challenges a National Alzheimer’s Plan Must Address.” This report offers insights and perspectives from the Alzheimer’s community on ten critical challenges the first ever National Alzheimer’s Plan must address. The National Alzheimer’s Project Act (P.L. 111-375), unanimously passed by Congress last year, requires the creation of a National Alzheimer’s Plan to address the rapidly mounting Alzheimer’s disease crisis and will coordinate Alzheimer’s disease efforts across the federal government.

Building on the Association’s commitment to provide a platform for those directly affected by Alzheimer’s, the Association and its more than 70 chapters nationwide hosted over 130 input sessions throughout the country, allowing thousands of individuals to speak on behalf of all Americans counting on this effort to change the trajectory of this devastating disease for the millions affected today and the millions more at risk tomorrow. “Alzheimer’s from the Frontlines” provides a rare and unique window into the real, unrelenting challenges the disease forces on families year after year.

Speakers include:  

  • Harry Johns, President and CEO, Alzheimer’s Association
  • Robert Egge, Vice President of Public Policy, Alzheimer’s Association
  • Garrett Davis, Alzheimer’s Association Ambassador
  • Senator Susan Collins (R- ME) (invited)
  • Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) (invited)
  • Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) (invited)
  • Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) (invited)

Please RSVP to Tonya Buford at [email protected]

The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. For more information, visit