Alzheimer's Support Network

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Network Newsletter Spring 2015:  Some of the latest happenings and recent informational articles by the Alzheimer's Support Network Staff.

Caregiver Spotlight:
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MT Time:  A fun page of items that come across Marianne's desk.

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The CREW Land & Water Trust will launch a unique program for Early Stage Alzheimer’s patients and their caretakers on October 22, 2012 at their CREW Bird Rookery Swamp trail. The Nature’s Peace at CREW program will consist of a picturesque guided stroll over a boardwalk that overlooks a magnificent swamp habitat and frequently produces memorable encounters with butterflies, birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals.

The CREW staff and volunteers will stimulate the patient’s senses of touch, sight, smell and hearing. The accompanying caretakers will get a brief respite from their daily duties of patient care while enjoy their loved one’s interaction with Nature.

The stroll will be relatively short. Participants must be physically capable of standing and walking for about 90 minutes. The Nature’s Peace at CREW stroll is free thanks to the contributions of the Friends of CREW. 

 All Times from:  10:30 to 12:00 Noon

Program Dates 2015:    Last Tour of the Season:  April 13, 2015   from:  10:30 to 12:00 Noon

                                                  Preregistration is required.

For registration and information, contact the CREW Land & Water Trust at  (239) 657-2253. 

                    The Alzheimer's Support Network would like to thank George Luther and Deb Hanson 
                          from  the Crockscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed Land and Water Trust 
                                    for conceiving of and implementing this creative FREE program.

We are pleased to announce that the Naples Zoo has welcomed us back for this year’s Elephant Fest.  This will be our 30th anniversary of the Alzheimer’s Support Network.   We exist because of private donations and corporate sponsorship of our Elephant Fest Fundraiser.   Having this event at Jungle Larry’s or the Caribbean Gardens or simply the Naples Zoo has become more than a tradition, it makes this a special day we all look forward to throughout the year.   Please join us in thanking everyone at the Zoo who makes this happen!


This year’s Elephant Fest will be Saturday November 10th.  We  will be sending out a letter with the details shortly.    Until then, did you know Florida Residents can gain admission into the Zoo for half price.   That’s only $10.00 for a full day at the Zoo for adults who reside in Florida.

Click here for details of this offer and to buy tickets online.


Freedom and Fun Party


Thank You to all the Free and Fun Sponsors who made it a Great Day!



Assisting Hands: Rob Winiecki (Food)

Terricana Grand: Craig Castello, Martha Benel (Food, Games. And Door Prize)

Home Instead: Sally Watts (Food)

We Care: Lois Devalle, Carol Fries and Nancy Markham (Provided Drinks)      


Arden Courts: Michelle Serigne, Evelyn Winn 

Aristocrat: Kim Stratton

Aston Gardens: Amanda Barton

Barrington Terrace: Eve Messier, Lisa Helmbright

Harbor Memory Care: Jennifer Dalton, Stephanie Bennett

Homewood: Michele Karrasch, Robin Gordon

Juniper Village: Murinda Lowthrop

Lely: Justine Andollo, Giovanni Simmon  

Terricana Grand: Craig Castello, Martha Benel


Accessible Home Health Care: Trisha Silver

Ardent Manor: Helen and Dan Waite

Care Club: Mindy Johnson

Emeritus: Carolyn Vecchio

Kiva: Cindy Digman

Millennium House: Cindi Ryerson

Right At Home: Steve Wise


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Helping Caregivers

A Free shampoo, haircut, and blow dry was arranged by Maria Schiller (a caregiver who recently lost her dad).  In partnership with Tina Tyler at The Hair Cuttery this day of free haircuts is a special gift. The Hair Cuttery is located at Goodlette-Frank Road and Pine Ridge in Magnolia Square (Next to Crispers).
Click here: for a map of their location.

                                             Thank you Maria, Tina, and The Hair Cuttery.