With the start of the new year, comes new faces. On behalf of the staff and the Board of Directors, please welcome our new Executive Director Kathleen Winters, M.S., LPN

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 was born and raised in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, is married and has three married daughters and six grandchildren. Kathleen resides in Spring Hill for the past 12 years, and for the last two years had been a dual resident of Spring Hill, FL and Raleigh, NC where she served as Sr. Director for a Migrant & Seasonal Head Start Program.  Kathleen earned a Master of Science degree in Human Services, with a Specialization in Management of Non-profit Agencies, a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services Management, an Associate’s degree in Human Services and is a licensed practical nurse.  In her career she has advocated for children and families, victims of child sexual assault/child abuse, domestic violence and the elderly through her work with Head Start/Early Head Start, a Children’s Advocacy Center and geriatric and obstetrics nursing.  She has many years of organizational management experience in the non-profit sector.  Kathleen is a certified Domestic Violence Hotline Counselor, certified Train the Trainer of the Second Step Violence Prevention Program, and is a licensed Train the Trainer of ERSEA, a specialized program for Head Start.  Additionally she completed certification in Massachusetts in basic and small claims mediation.

Mellaney Lesniewski
Community Program Manager


A Message from the Executive Director, Kathleen Winters

Hi and welcome to the Alzheimer’s Family Organization website where you will find many opportunities to learn about Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.  We are a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization and exist because of donations and fundraisers in the community.

As you browse around, just click on any link and it will bring you to information for that subject.

Our Mission and Vision Statements indicate what we strive to do.  We offer a wide range of Services and Programs that will help the patient and caregiver manage dementia.

We have over 45 Support Groups that are open to everyone who may be a caregiver of a dementia patient and also support group for the newly diagnosed patient.

The Respite Care Program offers a $250 reimbursement to ensure that the caregiver has an opportunity to get away from their task, if even for a short time.  Get your hair done, play a round of golf, join friends and family for a night out or anything else that may be enjoyable.  The task of caregiving will still be there when you return home but it will at least give you a chance to replenish your resolve to continue as a caregiver.

We appreciate donors and sponsors who assist us to continue with our Services and Programs and if you are interested in helping, please contact our office at (727) 848-8888 or (888) 496-8004 or e-mail us at info@alzheimersfamily.org.

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Upcoming Events

January 15, 2016 - Support Group Leader Orientation / In-Service
January 23, 2016 - Pasco Challenge
February 27, 2016 - Alzheimer's Family Support Walk
March 10, 2016 - Fashion Show
August 10, 2016 - Painting with a Twist

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Alzheimer's Family Organization!

Our mission is to provide educational programs, support services and assistance to caregivers, families and individuals with Alzheimer's disease and other dementia.

Our vision is that all those with Alzheimer’s, or other forms of dementia, and their caregivers, will have a better quality of life.

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Dear Friends,

We are currently seeking volunteers to join the committee for the following fundraising events:

2016 Pasco Challenge - January 23
Help solicit sponsorships, walkers, runners and bikers.

2016 Alzheimer's Family Support Walk - February 27
Help solicit sponsorships, gift baskets, gift basket items, walkers and golf cart rally participants. 

2016 Alberta's Fashion Show - March 10
Help solicit sponsorships, gift baskets, gift basket items and attendees.

Please feel free to share with your colleagues, friends and family!   Thank you for your consideration.  

For more information or to RSVP, please call our office at 727-848-8888.

Thank you for supporting the Alzheimer's Family Organization.


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Pasco, Hernando, Citrus, Sumter, Lake, S. Marion, N. Hillsborough and N. Pinellas Counties


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