Sen. Kissel Hosts “Memory Walk” Organizers on Cable Show

August 28, 2009

Kovel, Veniscofsky and Koretz on September’s “Sen. Kissel and Friends”
Senator John A. Kissel (R- Enfield) this week interviews individuals involved in the upcoming Memory Walk in Enfield sponsored by the CT Alzheimer’s Association on his monthly cable show, “Senator Kissel and Friends”.

“It was an honor last year to serve as Honorary Chairman for the Memory Walk and I am looking forward to once again serving as one of the Honorary Chairmen this year. What the CT Alzheimer’s Association has done for those affected by this devastating disease in our state is truly amazing,” said Sen. Kissel. “The Memory Walk was brought back to Enfield last year after a long hiatus and it was fabulous. Over 40,000 people in our state suffer from Alzheimer’s and people need to know they are not alone in caring for loved ones with this disease.”

The Guests were Christianne Kovel, Senior Director of Public Policy and Communication at the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter, Rebecca Veniscofsky, Director of Admissions and Marketing for Parkway Pavilion Enfield and Co-Chair of the Enfield Memory walk, and Kelly Koretz, Director of Marketing for Genesis Eldercare’s Kimberly Hall. The program will air at 9:30 on Monday nights on Cox Communication Channel 15 throughout North-Central Connecticut beginning August 27th and running through October 11th.

On the program, Senator Kissel and his three guests discuss raising funding and visibility for programs and support groups available to family members of Alzheimer’s patients.

“There are great things happening in Connecticut for the care of Alzheimer’s patients and their families. My wife Cindy’s grandmother, Rose Verdina, succumbed to this disease years ago and I say from experience that no one should have to feel alone,” said Sen. Kissel.

The Memory Walk is an annual fundraiser put on by the CT Alzheimer’s Association in towns throughout Connecticut. For more information people can call Senator Kissel’s office at 240-0531 or visit the CT Alzheimer’s Association and sign-up for the walk right on the web.