Research Studies in Virginia
Virginia Tech - Are you caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s or dementia? Virginia Tech’s Center for Gerontology needs your help to understand why family caregivers do or do not use community services when caring for relatives with Alzheimer’s or dementia. HOW CAN YOU HELP? If you are caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia and live in one of the following counties, you are invited to participate. There will be one 45-minute telephone interview and seven 10-minute phone interviews. You will receive a Walmart Gift Card for up to $50 for your participation. Call 540-231-9250 for more information.
Alleghany (24422, 24448, 24457, 24474)
Bath (24412, 24445, 24460, 24484)
Botetourt (24064, 24066, 24077, 24083)
Craig (24121, 24131)
Highland (24433, 24442, 24458, 24465)
Rockbridge (24435, 24439, 24472, 24473)
Giles (24124, 24128, 24134, 24136)
Montgomery (24060, 24062, 24063)
Radford (24141, 24142, 24143)
Junior Alzheimer's Association Committee (JAAC)
A new Junior Alzheimer’s Association Committee (JAAC) has been formed for the Central and Western Virginia Chapter. We are a network of local young professionals who have come together to raise awareness and philanthropic support for the fight to end Alzheimer's disease. JAAC is a partner to the Alzheimer’s Association of Central and Western VA. Membership is free and open to individuals who participate in committee activities.
If you have any questions or ideas please feel free to reach out. We hope you'll join us to learn more!
A great opportunity to join the advocacy team!
We are searching for "team" members to join our advocacy teams in ALL districts. Currently, the Central and Western Virginia Chapter covers 3 districts - VA - 05 - Robert Hurt; VA06 - Bob Goodlatte; and VA 09 - Morgan Griffith. Our goal for raising awareness about Alzheimer's issues is to build advocacy 'teams" - similar to WALK teams. The head of the team is the "ambassador", We currently have ambassadors for our three districts. We are striving now for team members to help support the Ambassadors. The role of the team member is to coordinate with the Ambassador for making visits to the district office if possible, and sending emails or letters to the editor as appropriate. We offer training and monthly Advocacy calls. If you are interested in becoming involved, please call or email Ellen Phipps:
434-973-6122, ext. 103
Walk to End Alzheimer's Volunteer Opportunities -
Walk would not be possible without the support of our fantastic volunteers! As a volunteer, we count on your invaluable contribution of time and energy to make the event a success. We have various needs for volunteers beginning at 6:30am until the end of each Walk.
If you are interested in volunteering on Walk day, please contact:
Lynchburg and Danville
- Jane Massie, firstname.lastname@example.org (434) 845-8540
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|Become an advocate|
Help urge lawmakers to fund critical Alzheimer research and support programs.
|Have fun and support a great cause |
Attend a special event that benefits the Alzheimer’s Association.
Get the Friendsgiving fun without any of the work! Join JAAC at Starr Hill for food, beer, games, and prizes. Moe's Original BBQ-Charlottesville will be there with their Thanksgiving sandwich, arley cakes will be there with 3 choices of pie, and of course Starr Hill will be donating $1 per pint sold to JAAC. We'll be showing a Thanksgiving movie on the projector and having a cornhole tournament (with delicious prizes). Come out and get your Thanksgiving on early!