In November, we welcomed nearly 300 research participants, donors, and community partners to Ann Arbor for our annual Appreciation Luncheon. The luncheon is held every year to recognize and appreciate the commitment of our many partners. Our guests enjoyed live music from the Community High School Jazz Band, a presentation on the latest developments at the Center, and a Q&A panel featuring experts from a variety of disciplines. Presentations by Laura Rice-Oeschger, LMSW on the new THRIVE program for caregivers and Kenneth Langa, MD, PhD on recent dementia prevention research were also featured.
New this year, we presented Champion Awards to three community partners and donors for their incredible dedication and service to the Center. Reverend Dr. Edward Duckworth was recognized for his role in championing African American’s involvement in Center research. In addition, Linda Day and Cindy Marshall were jointly recognized for their fundraising efforts from both their local Burton Fraternal Order of Eagles, and now state-wide Fraternal Order of Eagles.
We’re truly grateful for the support and efforts of our many partners. Truly, every one of our research participants, donors, and community partners are champions in our common pursuit of an intervention to the dementias.
If you’d like to review the presentations from the 2018 Appreciation Luncheon, click here.