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The Detroit Jewish News, 2013-10-03

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Shriver To Talk Of His Father
And Alzheimer's Disease

M

ark Shriver comes to Metro
Detroit on Thursday, Oct.
10, to speak about his father,
Sargent Shriver, and his new memoir,
A Good Man, in an event sponsored
by Jewish Senior Life, Alzheimer's
Association-Greater Michigan Chapter
and JVS's Dorothy & Peter Brown Adult
Day Care Program.
"It is our honor to have such a celeb-
rity to speak about a topic that affects so
many of us, losing that connection to a
loved one due to advancing Alzheimer's:'
says Rochelle Upfal, JSL CEO.
Gayle Burstein of the local Alzheimer's
Association says, "As more families are
facing the challenges of aging issues, our
collaboration and shared missions to
support them through this process are
increasingly important"
Leah Rosenbaum of JVS, says, "Mark
Shriver's message is a powerful remind-
er about the importance of love and
support in caring for family members
with dementia."
Sargent Shriver was diagnosed with
Alzheimer's in 2003; he died in 2011.

Mark Shriver's memoir depicts a won-
derful father-son relationship, explor-
ing the moral principles that guided
his father. Married to Eunice Kennedy,
Shriver was the force behind the cre-
ation of the Peace Corps; he also cre-
ated such programs as the Job Corps,
Head Start and others. He was a U.S.
Ambassador to France and ran in the
1972 presidential election as the run-
ning mate to George McGovern.
His son served in the Maryland
House of Delegates for two terms. He is
currently senior vice president of stra-
tegic initiatives for the charity Save the
Children. In his book and in his talks,
Shriver presents the life lessons his
father bestowed on him and shows how
they apply to all.
The event, including an afterglow
and book signing, begins at 6:30
p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at Knollwood
Country Club, 5050 W. Maple Road,
West Bloomfield. Tickets are $18 per
person with complimentary valet.
Respond by Oct. 7 to Beth Tryon, (248)
592-5026 or email btryon@jslmi.org. ❑

Florine Mark Fetes Two At
ReMARKable Women Event
On Oct. 14, Florine Mark, president and
CEO of the WW Group Inc., will pay
tribute to Inside Edition anchor Deborah
Norville and to Judy Girard, president
emeritus of the HGTV & Food Network,
at the 14th annual ReMARKable Women
Live! Luncheon.
The event, at the Henry Hotel in
Dearborn, is a fundraiser to benefit
advancements in heart and cardiovascular
healthcare.
Norville will receive a ReMARKable
Woman Award for her work as a dedicated
reporter and her personal devotion to
the Broadcasters Foundation of America.
Girard will be given the same honor for her
trailblazing efforts in the development and
creation of HGTV and the Food Network
and her support of the Young Women's
Leadership Network. Mark will make a
donation to both of these charities in honor
of these two "remarkable women:'
This is the 14th consecutive year that
Mark has hosted the charity event which,
to date, has generated nearly $200,000
for local nonprofits. This year's benefi-
ciaries will be the Beaumont Hospital's
Ministrelli's Women's Heart Center,
Florine Mark Inpatient Unit for Women

& Children's Health (Henry Ford Health
System) and the University of Michigan
Cardiovascular Center.
In addition to the honorees, several
Metro Detroit newswomen will be featured
as part of a discussion about the lives of
women in the media. Included in the panel
are Detroit Free Press columnist Rochelle
Riley and TV news anchors Ruth Spencer
of WDIV-TV, Glenda Lewis of WXYZ-TV
and Deena Centofanti of WJBK-TV.
The event is sponsored by HAP, Weight
Watchers, Weight Watchers Smart Ones
and Gardner White Furniture. Tickets are
available at www.askflorine.com through
the ReMARKable Women Live! link.

TV Documentary Looks At
The Male View On Aging
The seven-part PBS series The Embrace of
Aging — The Male Perspective of Growing
Old premieres 6:30-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, on
Detroit Public Television, Channel 56.
The series is produced and directed by
10-time Michigan Emmy winner Keith
Famie.
Topics for the series include heart dis-
ease, prostate cancer, diabetes, arthritis,
Alzheimer's disease and the need for exercise.
A series on female issues of aging is
planned for next year.

Alzheimer's Association - Greater Michigan Chapter
Jewish Senior Life and JVS's

Dorothy & Peter Brown Jewish Community Adult Day Care Program

invite you to

An Evening With

ael cfAefee

Thursday, October 10, 20 13

6:30pm
Knollwood Country Club

Author

5050 West Maple Road,West Bloomfield

A Good Man:
Rediscovering My Father,
Sargent Shriver

Afterglow and Book Signing

Kindly respond by Monday, October 7, 20I 3
$18 per person Complimentary valet

a story about discovering the

true meaning of his father's legac

For more information contact

Beth Tryon 248-592-5026, btryon@jsImi.org

alzheimer's % association

GREATER MICHIGAN CHAPTER
www.alz.org/gmc

JEWISH SENIOR LIFE

Realizing 1./l Potential

www.jsImi.org

www.jvsdet.org

information regarding future educational opportunities
will be available that evening

JN

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