Brain Awareness Week

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Pilot Club of Tallahassee

Organized by:
Pilot Club of Tallahassee

Participating Organizations:
The Alzheimer's Project Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare Tapestry Senior Living of Tallahassee Tallahassee Memory Care Covenant Care Hopewell In-Home Senior Care Interim Healthcare Caring Connections Senior Care Big Bend Hospice Area Agency on Aging for North Florida AARP Elder Care

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

1

Year:

2017

Type of Events Held:

  • Conference/Forum

Target Audiences:

  • Patients & Caregivers
  • Professionals

Approximate Number of People Reached:

150

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

The 32nd Annual Alzheimer's Education Conference, held at the FSU College of Medicine, was an opportunity for the entire community to learn more about Alzheimer's disease and any updates. Professional and caregiver break out sessions are available, and there is no cost for the event, unless seeking CEU/CMEs. The Keynote spoke on Person-Centered Care. Other topics included legal and financial, home activities, nutrition, medication management, navigating the referral process, healthy practices for mind-body-spirit, managing adverse behaviors, normal aging vs. dementia. Pilots and volunteers from Anchor Clubs and LaVerne Waddell Scholarship House participated.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Advertisements
  • Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
  • Emails
  • Mailings
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Website
  • Social Media

Other Publicity Methods:

Facebook

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Website and Facebook were useful Registration was through survey monkey.

Resources

Of the Dana Foundation publications/resources distributed at your event(s), if any, please indicate the three most popular. Please choose up to three. If "other," please indicate below:

  • BAW Pencils and Erasers

Other Dana Foundation Materials Distributed:

  • Factsheets

What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?

  • Fact Sheets

Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?

  • BAW Logos

Feedback & Keys to Success

How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?

BAW made us more aware of the special week, and created a focus for our group. The benefits from the event are a more informed community. When the Alzheimer's event started 32 years ago, there was no education about the disease in our community. 32 years later, the Alzheimer's Conference continues to provide education to the community and especially caregivers and patients.

Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:

None noted

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

Yes, was a wonderful reminder. No suggestions at this time.

Event Photos

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Contact Information

BAW Website:

N/A

Contact Name:

Yvonne Salfinger

Contact Phone:

904-233-6710

Contact Email:

yhale@aol.com

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