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Shining the light on women living with Alzheimer’s

The 2022 Virtual Conference Celebration was on:

October 27, 2022 10:00 a.m. – Noon EST

Thank you to all those that participated and supported this year’s WWC® event!

Please check back for the 2023 WWC® event details next October.

 In partnership with:


The Glennan Center for Geriatrics & Gerontology at Eastern Virginia Medical School

Join community leaders, mental wellness experts, and women of all ages at the 15th Annual Women's Wellness Celebration, for "Shining the light on women living with Alzheimer’s".

"I loved the flow from one speaker to the next, the presentation of each speaker, adding The Laugh Therapist and the music was an excellent idea. It provided a release and definitely helped especially in the times that we are in."

Joyce Freeman

"All of the presentations were powerful and insightful!!!!"

Marlene BrightOffice of the Norfolk Commonwealth's Attorney

"I love how well organized it was!! How informative!! One would forget that this was virtual!! Feeling of really being connected!"

Shylene ThoroughgoodSocial Worker - Retired

"I love the competence of the speakers, and the variety of the presenters from musicians to vocalist... it was beautiful!"

Katheryn HallVirginia Department of Corrections
Virtual Conference Presenters
Womens Wellness 2022 Angela Reddix, Phd
Dr. Angela D. Reddix

Dr. Angela D. Reddix is the CEO and Founder of ARDX® and founder of the ARDX Foundation®. After over 15 years in business, Dr. Angela focuses on empowering women to have a balanced life and closing the gender and minority wealth gaps from the cradle to the grave. With this focus and her vision to transform communities of poverty into communities of prosperity, she founded Envision Lead Grow®, a nonprofit designed to empower middle school girls to become thousandaires, and the CEO of U™ that provides entrepreneurial educational programs. In addition, she is a two-time best-selling author, philanthropist, Assistant Professor, and Director of the Hodge Institute of Entrepreneurship at Norfolk State University.

Womens Wellness 2022 Paul Aravich, PhD
Paul F. Aravich, Ph.D.
Paul F. Aravich, Ph.D., is a behavioral neuroscientist and Professor of Pathology/Anatomy, Geriatrics, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) in Norfolk, VA. He has served on several regional, state and national boards related to mental illness, teen suicide, traumatic brain injury, guardianship, dementia, and community-arts-and-medicine programs.
Womens Wellness 2022 Alisa Reed-Lofton
Alisa Reed-Lofton

Alisa Reed-Lofton is the Senior Program Manager for the Alzheimer’s Association Southeastern Virginia Chapter where she builds the strategy to engage in underrepresented communities. Alisa holds a BA in Women’s Studies and Human Services Counseling from Old Dominion University and a Master’s in Counseling and Human Services from Regent University. Alisa sits on the Ahead 345 Advisory Council at EVMS and the Hampton University Center for Gerontology Excellence.

Womens Wellness 2022 Erica Jones, Phd
Erica D. Jones, Ph.D.

Dr. Jones is the Founder/CEO of Silver Care, LLC, a personal care agency in Norfolk, VA. Her reason for starting a business was to take profits from the company to provide financial support for her grandparents, who are both living with dementia. She and her husband have been her grandparents’ primary caretakers for the past five years. Dr. Jones understands the challenges and the altruistic reward of being a caretaker. Her goal is to provide additional support for caretakers and people living with dementia through her dementia consulting services and her non-profit Silver Care Dementia Center, Inc.