A Very Grand Opening
Orange County Business Journal
November 10, 2014
By Kim Haman
More than 200 supporters and friends of the Alzheimer's Association, Orange County celebrated the grand opening of its new building in Irvine on Sept. 20. The facility gives it added capacity to offer more programs and services to families.
At the grand opening... (read the entire article)
Move aims to widen services
Irvine World News
October 9, 2014
By Shane Newell
The Alzheimer's Association of Orange County moves to a larger space near I-405.
After moving the Alzheimer's Association of Orange County to a new multi-story headquarters with a sizable purple arch surrounding its entrance, CEO Jim McAleer is confident his nonprofit's new home will expand its foothold and exposure.
"What this building allows us to do is to create a giant billboard along the 405," he said. "You can't miss a giant purple arch."
Sitting near the John Wayne Airport and... (read the entire article)
Caring for a loved one with dementia
Orange County Register
October 1, 2014
By Dr. Lorraine Kobett - Guest Columnist
My husband Vic and I have had an incredible 53-year journey together. When he was diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment in 2004, we knew our lives would change forever.
So, I began reading articles and attending educational workshops on dementia and memory loss through Alzheimer’s Association, Orange County. Had my husband not been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, I wouldn’t be telling our story. (read the entire article)
October 1, 2014
By Jerry Hicks
WITH A 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY AND NEW DIGS TO CELEBRATE, THE ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION’S JIM MCALEER IS ONLY LOOKING TOWARD THE FUTURE.
Jim McAleer's experience with Alzheimer's disease has been both a personal and public part of his life. McAleer, 48, is approaching his 10th anniversary as president and CEO of Alzheimer's Association's Orange County chapter. When he was in his 20s and just starting his career in the nonprofit sector, both his grandmothers died from Alzheimer's. At 6 feet and 6 inches tall, with broad shoulders and huge hands, Jim McAleer chuckles about skipping the gym on his way to music and dance classes in high school. “The basketball coaches used to weep as I walked by,” he says with a good belly laugh. But McAleer’s life was headed in a far different direction than playing sports. Growing up in Savannah, Ga., he directed a choir for the developmentally disabled while still in his teens. Then, in college, he led them in everything from swimming to aerobics to softball to arts and crafts. He then expanded his volunteerism to work with orphans.
And he didn’t stop there... (read the entire article)
Fighting the Good Fight
Orange County Register
July 24, 2014
By Theresa Walker
O.C.'s Alzheimer's Association Looks back at 10 years of progress and need in the battle against a disease that's more widespread than many realize.
Jim McAleer's experience with Alzheimer's disease has been both a personal and public part of his life. McAleer, 48, is approaching his 10th anniversary as president and CEO of Alzheimer's Association's Orange County chapter. When he was in his 20s and just starting his career in the nonprofit sector, both his grandmothers died from Alzheimer's.
"What attracted me to this job," says the native Georgian of his position, "was not that my grandmothers had this disease, but that my mother was primary caregiver for both." (read the entire article)
Tenancy Available at Alzheimer's Association New Home
We just moved in! Our new, permanent home will be “command central” –enhancing our ability and commitment to providing no-cost services for the ever-growing population affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
There are more than 10,000 square feet available for lease.
Click here for details.
2515 McCabe Way
Irvine, CA 92614