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The Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area chapter recognized 13 people as Inspiring Champions at a reception on Feb. 29 at its corporate offices in Fairfax, Va.
Among the honorees was La Plata resident Lee Giannini.
Giannini, director of long-term care at the Charles County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, has played a key role in helping to shape the direction of care for people with Alzheimer’s in Charles County, according to a news release.
She has been a chapter volunteer speaker and trainer in Southern Maryland for more than five years, and has served on the annual dementia care conference planning committee for many years.
Giannini also has participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Southern Maryland.
The Inspiring Champions awards program recognizes valuable “above and beyond” contributions of time, talent and resources to the Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area chapter, the release states.
The annual program also serves to thank and honor volunteers who, by demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service.
The 20th annual Southern Maryland caregivers conference will be April 27 at the Calvert Pines Senior Center in Prince Frederick.
The 2012 Walks to End Alzheimer’s in Southern Maryland will be Sept. 15 at the Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf and at Asbury-Solomons Island in Solomons.
For more information, go to www.alz.org/nca or call 301-934-5856.