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Alzheimer’s New Jersey

Last week, Deidre Gibbons of Alzheimer’s New Jersey, stopped by our Toms River home to present Alcoeur Gardens with a Certificate of Appreciation for our participation in the 2016 Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s this past September. Over 500,000 people in New Jersey are affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia, including 175,000 individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and […]

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BRICK HOLIDAY PARTY

On Saturday, December 10th, Alcoeur Gardens Brick residents and their families celebrated the holiday season with dancing, singing, food, smiles, gifts and laughter. Our resident entertainer, “Nicky D” started the day off and had everyone dancing and singing from the get go. We all enjoyed delicious cuisine, much which was made by one of our […]

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Alcoeur Gardens Attends Multi Chamber Expo In Point Pleasant Beach

Alcoeur Gardens, the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Assisted Living Specialists, were proud to be a part of the Five Chambers of Commerce Mega Business Expo held this week. Hundreds came out to Martell’s Tiki Bar in Point Pleasant Beach this past Thursday, November 17th to the enjoy the event hosted by the Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce. […]

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November is National Healthy Skin Month

The skin is the largest organ on the human body and we need to protect it and care for it. As we age, we are prone to more skin problems. Skin becomes less supple, thinner, and drier. Cuts and bruises can take longer to heal. Skin can become irritated and itchy. On the horizon is […]

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Elderfest Senior Expo in Toms River Raffle Winners

Another fun day was had by all at ELDERFEST, a Senior Expo put on by Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services. It was held at the Clarion Hotel on Route 37 in Toms River. The ballroom was set up with crafters and vendors, all tailored to the needs and interests of seniors. Syndicated Radio […]

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Bingo at Holiday Heights Raffle Winner Announcement

Alcoeur Gardens put on a Bingo at Holiday Heights on Prince Charles Avenue, Wednesday, November 2nd. Fun was had by all! We raffled off a beautiful Christmas Basket and I am pleased to announce the winner…. JOAN DENICOLA! Thank you everyone who came out to play.

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10 Tips To Get You Through Cold & Flu Season

 Get A Flu Shot ~ This is the most important and one of the easiest ways you can avoid getting the  flu.  Get More Sleep ~ If you are run down and tired, you will more likely to get sick.  Drink Tea With Honey – Steam from the tea stimulates the tiny follicles up the nose to flush […]

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Wake Up with Jeremy Grunin Radio Interview with Denise Van Tassell, Owner of Alcoeur Gardens

On October 20, 2016, WOBM 1160 & 1310 AM radio presents Wake Up with Jeremy Grunin radio interview with Denise Van Tassell, owner of “Alcoeur Gardens”. Listen to owner, Denise Van Tassell’s interview with Jeremy Grunin where they discuss her beloved Assisted Living homes for the memory impaired. J: We are now joined in the […]

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Alcoeur Gardens is hosting an Open House on Oct 22 in Brick, NJ

Please Join Alcoeur Gardens for an Open House on Saturday October 22, 2016 from 1pm to 3pm at 320 Herbertsville Rd. in Brick New Jersey. brick-oct-22-2016-open-house-2

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The Weekend is Here. Don’t forget You!

Alcoeur Gardens, NJ’s Premiere Assisted Living Specializing in Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Take care of yourself and you will be better for those around you. Do things this weekend however small that make you smile. Take a nap. Eat the ice cream. Watch I Love Lucy reruns. Laughter really is the best medicine. Breathe. Alcoeur […]

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Eating Well with Alzheimer’s & Dementia

Alcoeur Gardens, NJ’s Premiere Assisted Living Specializing in Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care There’s no special diet for people with Alzheimer’s disease, but good nutrition can ease some symptoms and help them feel good. When you’re caring for someone with the condition, there are simple ways you can make eating healthier, easier, and more enjoyable. The […]

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Emergency Preparedness for Those with Dementia

Alcoeur Gardens, NJ’s Premiere Assisted Living Specializing in Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care As Hurricane Matthew making its way up the east coast and winter season soon to follow we can’t help but be reminded that some folks near and dear to us may need some extra attention. A disaster can happen anytime, anywhere, and anyplace […]

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Alcoeur Gardens Hosts Memory Screening

Alcoeur Gardens, NJ’s Premiere Assisted Living Specializing in Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care, periodically hosts Memory Screenings for those in our local communities, who may not have a concern right now, but who wants to see how their memory is now and for future comparisons. Memory screenings make sense for anyone concerned about memory loss or […]

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Free Memory Screening at Alcoeur Gardens Tomorrow

Please join Alcoeur Gardens, NJ’s Premiere Assisted Living Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care Specialists, for a Free Memory Screening at Alcoeur Gardens. The Memory Screening Event will take place at Alcoeur Gardens, Brick, NJ location from 10:00 AM – 12 Noon tomorrow September 30 th , 2016. Come in and learn about the 4 Pillars of […]

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Good Times at Alcoeur Gardens

A good time was had by all at Alcoeur Gardens, when our own Jim Candy celebrated his 87 th Birthday complete with cake, balloons, cards and presents at our Brick NJ location. Jim has been living at Alcoeur Gardens, NJ’s Premiere Assisted Living Specializing in Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care, since January of 2015. This wonderful […]

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Angels for Alzheimer’s participate in the Southern Regional Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Our dedicated Staff and Volunteers at Alcoeur Gardens, New Jersey’s premiere Assisted Living facility specializing in Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care, braved the soggy weather this past Saturday, September 24, 2016 to participate in the Southern Regional Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Point Pleasant, NJ. The event was coordinated by Alzheimer’s NJ, alznj.com and has raised […]

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The Winner of Our Jackson Day Fall Basket Is…

Our table at Jackson Day was a success! Fun was had by all even in the heat! The winner of our Fall Basket is Angelika Kuhn. Congratulations! You can pick up your basket between 9am and 5pm, Monday through Friday, at our Toms River location. Thank you for all who participated!

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Alcoeur Gardens Visited the Emergency Room at Ocean County Medical Center in Brick

We visited the great staff of the Emergency Room at Ocean County Medical Center in Brick this morning. We would like to announce the winners of our drawing. Each winner has won a $20 gift card to Dunkin Donuts. The winners are: Karen Conzentino and Christine Starrett. Congratulations ladies! To redeem your gift cards, please […]

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Ocean County Health Professionals Networking Event on July 6th

Alcoeur Gardens hosted a networking event for the Ocean County Health Professionals Networking Group on Wednesday July 6th in Toms River, New Jersey. Pictured above (left to right) are; Robin Rivera from The Arbors Care Center, Bob Peluso from Holiday Care Center and Joelle Stomiany of Willow Springs Rehab and Health Services. It was a […]

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Alcoeur Gardens Healthcare Job Fair on Thursday, July 7th at 11am in Toms River

Join us for an Alcoeur Gardens Healthcare Job Fair Seeking qualified, skilled candidates to fill the following positions: CNA (Certified Nurse Aide), CMA (Certified Medication Aide) and CHHA (Certified Home Health Aide) Date: Thursday, July 7,2016 Time: 11am-3pm Location: 1126 Route 166 Toms River, NJ 08753 Phone: 732-244-1931 Make connections and take your career in […]

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We did it! The Longest Day Fundraising Event at Alcoeur Gardens

We did it! Thanks to all of our residents, staff and families who made The Longest Day an awesome event! As part of the Rock-A-Bye Belles team, you’ve helped to raise millions for the Alzheimer’s Association. Around the world, thousands of teams joined in for this cause! A special recognition goes out to Johnny Herbert […]

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Patio Bingo & Barbecue on Saturday June 25

For anyone who has a loved one with demetia, please join us for an afternoon of support and fun! Hot dogs, lemonade, prizes and raffles. See you there! Saturday, June 25th from 1pm to 3pm 920 Herbertsville Rd. Brick, NJ RSVP: Tammy 732-244-1931

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The Longest Day Alzheimer’s Fundraising & Awareness with Alcoeur Gardens

On June 20, We are participating in The Longest Day, an event to honor the strength, passion and endurance of those facing Alzheimer’s disease. From sunrise to sunset, our team will invite all who want to remember the simpler days of the past, and we challenge them to ROCK and REST! Click Here to Support […]

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Senior’s Day at the Ocean County Toms River Library

Alcoeur Gardens hosts the 1st Annual Senior’s Day at the Ocean County Toms River Library. It was a day of education, service and fun for our local Senior’s in the Toms River area. The attendees gave great feedback and were pleased with the topics of discussion including: Avoiding Scams by the Ocean County Prosecutors office […]

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NJ Department of Community Affairs Declares Us “Deficiency Free” Again!

Alcoeur Gardens, is pleased to announced that we’ve completed a deficiency free survey from New Jersey’s Department of Community Affairs in all of our communities again this year. A deficiency-free survey indicates that each of the communities not only met the state’s safety and quality standards, but that it’s care is exemplary. Inspectors judge a […]

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Thank you for coming to our 1st Annual Senior’s Day at the Toms River Library

Our 1st Annual Senior’s Day at the Toms River Library was a great success! Announcing Larry Pollack of Manchester, NJ as the winner of the $75 Shop Rite gift certificate. Congratulations! Thank you to EVERYONE for attending. See you all at our next event! Tammy Bettelli, Director of Marketing

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Alzheimer’s Support Group Monthly Meetings in Toms River, New Jersey

Alcoeur Gardens hosts Alzheimer’s Support Group meetings the first Saturday of every month. Location: Alcoeur Gardens 1126 Rt. 166, Toms River, NJ, 08753 Time: 12:00 PM Please call 732-244-1915 to RSVP Rules for a Good Life: (from the Alzheimer’s Reading Room) If I get dementia, I want my friends and family to embrace my reality. […]

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Come to the 1st Annual Senior’s Day Celebration on May 24 in Toms River, NJ

1st Annual Toms River Senior’s Day! A day of entertainment, service and education. MAY 24, 2016 10:00am – 4:00pm at the Toms River Ocean County Library 101 Washington Street in Toms River, NJ Guest speakers and presenters will include Medicare specialists, YMCA Silver Shoes exercises and a presentation about how to Avoid Scams by the […]

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Alcoeur Gardens hosted a Bingo Luncheon at Greenbriar Oceanaire in Waretown, NJ

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Community Togetherness – Alcoeur Gardens Shows Special Recognition to our First Responders

On Wednesday, February 24th, Alcoeur Gardens sponsored a Grab-N-Go lunch for all of Toms River’s First Responders. Representatives from the Sheriff’s Department, the EMT, the Fire Department, the First Aid Squad and the K-9 Unit stopped by our Toms River location to pick up over 120 lunches (and Milkbones!). Each lunchbox was filled with delicious […]

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Alcoeur Gardens is having an Open House on February 13th from 1-4

New Jersey’s Premier Alzheimer’s Community Join Us For Our Open House Saturday, February 13th from 1pm to 4pm Light lunch served. Please rsvp by Feb. 11, 2016 Alcoeur Gardens 1126 Route 166 Toms River, NJ 08753 732-244-1931

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Vera Gentry Celebrates Her 105th Birthday at Alcoeur Gardens

Vera Gentry enjoying her 105th birthday party. The party included staff at Alcoeur Gardens, friends and family and the mayor, Tom Kelaher. Original article posted http://micromediapubs.com/vera-gentry-celebrates-105-years/ TOMS RIVER – Vera Ethelyn Gentry was born in Creal Springs, Illinois, on a farm on December 28, 1910. She was the first of five children to her parents. […]

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Dottie’s House Christmas party. Wishing all the displaced woman out there a peaceful holiday.

This photo was taken at the Dottie’s House Christmas party. Dottie’s House is a transitional housing facility designed to aid women and children who have survived domestic violence. They are proactively helping these families develop the life skills needed to become self-sufficient for their future financial and emotional independence. Dottie’s House is located at 2141 […]

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Person-Centered Matters: Making Life Better for Someone Living With Dementia

The segment of this video that features a resident living in an Alcoeur Gardens home begins at time marker 2:58. This video beautifully portrays the lives of 5 people living with dementia and shows how person-centered care helps them live meaningful lives. Person-centered care helps make life better for someone living with dementia and for […]

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The Alzheimer’s Association Thanks Alcoeur for Joining the 2015 Walk to End Alzheimer’s

On behalf of the Alzheimer’s Association, I would like to express my appreciation to you​ and ​​Alcoeur Gardens​ for being a ​sponsor at the 2015 Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, September 26th in Point Pleasant Beach! The event was a big success impart to our sponsors who support us and our mission. Your support […]

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Dr. Ashok Patel from Bio Behavorial Health Spoke at Alzheimer’s Seminar on September 11th

Alzheimer’s Seminar on September 11, 2015 at the American Legion in Toms River guest speaker, Dr. Ashok Patel from Bio Behavorial Health of Toms River.

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NJ Department of Community Affairs Declares Us “Deficiency Free”

Alcoeur Gardens, is pleased to announced that we’ve completed a deficiency free survey from New Jersey’s Department of Community Affairs in all four of our communities. A deficiency-free survey indicates that each of the communities not only met the state’s safety and quality standards, but that it’s care is exemplary. Inspectors judge a community’s performance […]

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Alzheimer’s Disease is the only cause of death among the top 10 in America that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed.

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Join Us for an Alzheimer’s Conference on Sept. 11 at 9:30am in Toms River, NJ

Alzheimer’s Conference When: Friday, September 11th, 2015 9:30 am-12:00 noon Where: American Legion – Post 129 2025 Church Road, Toms River, NJ Guest Speakers: Dr. Ashok Patel, MD Bio Behavorial Health Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Current Alzheimer’s Research – EPOCH STUDY Jackie McIntyre Alcoeur Gardens Elder Care Resources Complimentary Breakfast will be provided. Please […]

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2015 Walk to End Alzheimer’s – September 26th, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

Please Join Us in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Saturday, September 26th, 2015 – 10am in Point Pleasant Beach. Visit www.alz.org/walk and join team Alcoeur Gardens or make a donation to support our team.

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Millions of caregivers provide billions hours of unpaid care valued at billions of dollars

In 2014, 15.7 million caregivers provided an estimated 17.9 billion hours of unpaid care valued at more than $217 billion

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Alzheimer’s Disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States.

Alzheimer’s Association 2015 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures alz.org/facts

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Everyone with a brain is at a risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

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Art Class Project by Residents at Our Matawan Community

Matawan residents’ pet rock art project

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Happy Fourth of July

Have a safe and happy independence day! From your friends at Alcoeur Gardens.

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Happy Flag Day from Alcoeur Gardens!

In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on that day in 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. The United States Army also celebrates the Army Birthday on this date; Congress adopted “the American continental army” after […]

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Enjoying a Beautiful Summer Afternoon With Our Residents in Matawan

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The Longest Day is a team event to raise funds and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association®

The Longest Day. On June 21, 2015 – the longest day of the year – teams around the world will come together to honor the strength, passion and endurance of those facing Alzheimer’s. Join them for this Alzheimer’s Association event! https://www.facebook.com/fightalz Register To Start a Team at ALZ.org The Longest Day is a team event […]

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Residents Enjoy the Outdoors and Our Herb Garden at Alcoeur Gardens in Toms River

Margaret enjoys the beautiful weather and our herb garden at Alcoeur Gardens in Toms River, NJ.

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Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease

Denise VanTassell RN, BS, LNHA, CALA COO/Partner, Alcoeur Gardens Alzheimer’s is a degenerative brain disease that usually begins gradually, causing a person to forget recent events or familiar tasks. How rapidly it advances varies from person to person, but the disease eventually leads to confusion, personality and behavior changes and impaired judgment. Communication becomes more […]

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2015 Alzheimer’s Disease Information from The Alzheimer’s Association

One disease. Millions of lives permanently disrupted. Today there are over 5,000,000 Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, but Alzheimer’s is taking more than memories, it’s taking lives. Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S. What few realize is that Alzheimer’s kills more people than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. And […]

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We are here to help. Open to the public, Monthly Alzheimer’s Support Group meeting on May 2nd

Everyone is welcome. Our monthly Alzheimer’s support group meetings are available for our Alcoeur Gardens families as well as anyone who has a loved diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimers. Join us May 2nd at Noon for our Monthly Alzheimer’s Support Group at Alcoeur Gardens in Ocean, NJ. Please call for more details (732) 290-2273. Alcoeur […]

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Enjoy a fun springtime craft by our Matawan residents for Earth Day!

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Join Us on June 28th for the 7th Annual Motorcycle Ride for Alzheimers

Alcoeur Gardens is scheduled to be a participating vendor at the 7th Annual Ride for Alzheimer’s Sunday, June 28, 2015 Register: 9:30 AM – Kickstands up: 11:00 AM Enjoy a 50 mile scenic ride through southern Monmouth and Northern Ocean Counties Food, Beer, Music, Vendors, Trophies Ride Starts & Ends Knights of Columbus 401 Bartley […]

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Every 67 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer ‘s Disease and more than 5 million Americans are affected by the disease.

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Happy Holidays

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New Drug Might Slow Alzheimer’s

Early trials suggest injections of a new “silver bullet” drug might help slow memory loss in people who don’t quite yet have Alzheimer’s, but who have some symptoms and who have the brain-clogging “plaques” that define the disease. Read the full story here: New Drug Might Slow Alzheimer’s

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Register for Alcoeur Gardens Free Alzheimer’s Conference on Friday, March 20th in Manalapan, NJ

Alcoeur Gardens Presents an Alzheimer’s Conference When: Friday, March 20, 2015 9:30 am-12:00 noon Where: Monmouth County Library 125 Symmes Rd, Manalapan Township, NJ 07726 In conjunction with the Monmouth County Library, we celebrate Brain Awareness Week from March 16-22nd. Please join us at the Monmouth County Library in Manalapan, NJ for an Alzheimer’s Conference. […]

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Still Alice explores living with younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease

Congratulations Julianne…Best Actress… Still Alice, which features an award-winning performance by actress Julianne Moore, addresses Alzheimer’s. The film is poised to attract attention because Alice, a baby boomer, isn’t elderly when she develops the disease. Approximately 200,000 Americans have younger-onset Alzheimer’s. Still Alice is a 2014 American drama film written and directed by Richard Glatzer […]

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A Benefit Screening – Alive Inside Documentary Sun. March 22nd

Download and Share this pdf flyer A benefit screening… Alive Inside A documentary chronicaling the astonishing experiences of individuals revitalized by listening to music. Sunday, March 22nd 3pm Lakehouse Music Lake Ave, Asbury Park Witness how the Power of Music can drastically improve qulity of life for those individuals living with Alzheimer’s or other form […]

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Residents in Our Matawan Facility Enjoying Cooking Club

Residents participate in activities including “create a snack” using provided ingredients.

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Glenn Campbell’s Oscar Nod Increases Alzheimer’s Awareness

The five-time Grammy winner and Country Music Hall of Famer, Glenn Campbell went public with his Alzheimer’s diagnosis in 2011, hoping to raise awareness about this devastating disease. This single was recorded in January 2013 — just months after Campbell stopped performing in public and has been nominated for an Academy Award. Glen Campbell Scores […]

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Happy 104th Birthday, Vera!

From all your friends at Alcoeur Gardens.

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Wishing You the Happiest New Year in 2015!

From everyone at Alcoeur Gardens Alzheimer’s and Memory Care Communities in New Jersey

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Alcoeur Gardens Alzheimer’s Conference on Friday Dec. 19th

Alcoeur Gardens Presents an Alzheimer’s Conference When: Friday December 19, 2014 9:00 am-12:00 noon Where: Monmouth County Library 125 Symmes Rd, Manalapan Township, NJ 07726 Please join us at the Monmouth County Library in Manalapan, NJ for an Alzheimer’s Conference. The conference will feature guest speakers who are experts in the field of Alzheimer’s and […]

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Photos from An Alzheimer’s Symposium on November 13

An Alzheimer’s Symposium Thursday November 13, 2014 at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center Guest Speakers: Dr. Ashok K. Patel, Medical Director, Bio Behavioral Health Novy & Associates; Estate Planning

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You’re Invited to An Alzheimer’s Symposium on 11/13 in Toms River

An Alzheimer’s Symposium Thursday November 13, 2014 8:30am to 12:30pm the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center 815 Route 37 West Toms River, NJ Guest Speakers: Dr. Ashok K. Patel, Medical Director, Bio Behavioral Health Novy & Associates; Estate Planning Complimentary Breakfast Register by Calling 732-290-2273

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Please join Alcoeur Gardens for an Alzheimer’s Symposium on Nov. 13th at 8:30am in Toms River, NJ

Date: Thursday, November 13, 2013 Time: 8:30am – 12:30pm Location: Clarion Hotel & Conference Center 815 Rte 37 W, Toms River, NJ 08755 Symposium guests will receive complimentary breakfast and free registration. RSVP is required to attend. Please call (732) 290-2273. Symposium guests will enjoy the following presentations by these guest speakers: Topic: Alzheimer’s Research […]

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Meet Vera, Our Eldest Alcoeur Gardens Resident

Meet Vera our oldest resident who will turn 104 this December. Vera grew up in Carterville, Illinois. She rode her horse 5 miles every day to a one room schoolhouse, where she taught for many years. You can always find Vera dressed in some shade of purple, her favorite color. When she is not napping […]

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Preventing “Silver Alerts”

Author: Denise Van Tassell RN, BS, LNHA, CALA, COO/Partner Alcoeur Gardens I was driving down Rt. 37 in Toms River the other day and a “Silver Alert” was being broadcast on a digital billboard. My heart felt sad. I know all too well the challenges that families face when loved ones have dementia or Alzheimer’s […]

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Photos from Annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Point Pleasant Beach, September 27th, 2014

Thank you everyone for walking with us. We are one step closer to finding a cure!

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Meet “Doc” a resident of Alcoeur Gardens!

Doc joined us for the Annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Point Pleasant Beach, September 27th, 2014[/caption]Meet “Doc”, a resident of Alcoeur Gardens at Toms River since July. A retired General Surgeon, Doc was born and raised in Troy, NY. Doc attended Mt. St. Mary’s College in Emmitsburg, MD and received his medical degree from […]

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Join Our Team! Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sat. 9-27 in Pt. Pleasant

Join our Walk to End Alzheimer’s Walk Team Team – Alcoeur Gardens Where: Southern Regional, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ Corner of Arnold & Baltimore Avenues, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742 When: Saturday, September 27, 2014 Details: Registration at 9am • Walk at 10:00am • Route Length: 2.5 miles Contact: Email us: Info@alcoeurgardens.com For further information […]

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