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Community Presentations

"What You Need to Know About Alzheimer's & Suffolk County Project Lifesaver"

 (open to the public * watch for additional dates and locations)


Mary Ann Malack-Ragona, MBA
ADRC Executive Director/CEO

Recipient of the LI Business News 2013 as well as 2015 Healthcare Heroes Award for Community Outreach
(Providing Care and Support for local families since 2003)


There are over 5 million individuals in this country with a diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease. ADRC has been helping local families for more than 30 years providing Care & Consultation, Information & Referral, Education, Support Groups, and referral information about safety services product. In addition, ADRC advocates for families on every level of government, in Assisted Living Facilities and in the Nursing Homes. At this presentation you will learn about ...

Alzheimer's Disease - it's more than just memory loss - What is normal memory loss?

Facts and Myths about Alzheimer's

Dementia vs. Alzheimer's - there is a difference

Warning Signs of Alzheimer's Disease

Legal & Financial Issues Surrounding a Long Term Illness

Resources - Learn how ADRC can assist local families


Ms. Ragona joined what is now known as the Alzheimer's Disease Resource Center, Inc. (ADRC) in February 2003. In 2011 Ms. Ragona moved the agency to a 9000 square foot facility, which houses The Mickey & Felice Neuwirth Care Center. In 2006 Ms. Ragona successfully launched a college accredited Alzheimer's Disease training program for professional Caregivers. This curriculum has trained more than 600 professional caregivers since its inception. ADRC recently constructed The Edward and Lois Memorial Alzheimer's Disease Research Library and ADRC's Serenity Garden, both of which are now open to the public. Ms. Ragona serves on Nassau and Suffolk Counties Long Term Care Council and is a member of the NYS Alzheimer's Disease Coordinating Council. Ms. Ragona has appeared on national TV including the NBC Today Show, as well as local TV including Long Island Talks and Family Comes first. She has also done numerous interviews on radio, including CNN. Ms. Ragona has been quoted extensively in Newsday, Long Island's most read newspaper, The New York Times, Suffolk Life, and Long Island Business News. In 1995 she was named Newsday's Newsmaker of the Week. In 2013 and 2015 Ms. Ragona received the Long Island Business News Healthcare Heroes Award for Community Outreach. Ms. Ragona graduated with distinguished honors from St. Joseph's College with a degree in Organizational Management and a minor in Human Resources Management, and received a Masters of Business Administration from LIU/C.W. Post College of Management and Business. Ms. Ragona has taught at St. Joseph's College and for the University of Phoenix Online Campus.


Date Time Description & Location
Saturday, June 30th 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM SOMERSET GARDENS
150 Sunnyside Blvd
Plainview, NY 11803
Speaker: Mary Ann Malack-Ragona, MBA

Please RSVP by Tuesday June 26th at 516-576-3330
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For additional information on ADRC, please contact Mary Ann Malack-Ragona, Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer,
at (631) 820-8068 or visit