South Florida’s Three Major Alzheimer’s Organizations Join Forces


Boca Raton, FL–The 4th Annual Alzheimer’s Luncheonchaired by local probate attorney, Pamela Higer-Polani, will take place on Friday, February 23, 2018

, from 11 am – 1:30 pm at Boca West Country Club. The event will benefit the Louis & Anne Green Memory and Wellness Center, the Alzheimer’s Association and Alzheimer’s Community Care. 

This will be the first event ever that all three of these organizations will combine forces to raise funds and awareness concerning dementia and Alzheimer’s in our community.

This year’s Honorees are Marilyn Weinberg; Mary Barnes on behalf of Alzheimer’s Community Care; and Terry Fedele on behalf of the Louis & Anne Green Memory and Wellness Center.

Nearly 1000 business, community and political leaders are expected to attend, network and support finding a cure for this horrific disease that affects so many South Florida residents. In Palm Beach County alone, an estimated 1 in 3 individuals, over the age of 65, is impacted by this devastating condition.

Dick Schmidt, who will be the Keynote Speaker, is a lifelong Florida resident with a background in banking, real estate development, and aviation. Schmidt’s time is filled with philanthropic endeavors, which he spearheads with his wife, Barbara, an international bestselling author, in her own right. He has two grown children and resides in Boca Raton, Florida. Schmidt’s recent novel, Memory Road, is a thriller about a retired senior CIA agent suffering from Alzheimer’s while evading the world’s leading intelligence agencies. The book targets the challenges of Alzheimer’s, focusing on one man’s journey to find home. Schmidt is also the author of The Boy and the Dolphin.

 Judy Herman, a former Jeopardy champion, and an avid puzzle and games enthusiast, will be providing cerebral challenges for the audience. In addition to teaching monthly classes at dozens of senior communities, Judy presents her popular Braintertainment programs on cruise ships and to business, social, charitable and educational organizations. Each table will work as a team during the Luncheon, to solve fun word games and logic puzzles, with lots of opportunities to network & win fabulous prizes.

Committee members include Arlene Herson; Barbara Munoz; Barbara Shashoua; Barry Zeitlin; Beth Slossberg; Bonnie Judson; Bonnie Kaye; Candy Cohn; Cheryl Van Hare; Christine Morris; Elyssa Kupferberg; Ilene Becker; Ina Trueheart; Jan Savarick; Jodi Friedman; Jonathan Price; Karyn Turk; Laurie Dubow; Maria Sachs; Michele Bellisari; Patricia Waldron; Rachel Lenner; Sue Heller; Sue Kimball; Susan Brotman; Vicki Plumer and Wendy Vevante, chaired by Attorney, Pamela Higer Polani.

Sponsors include Hotwire Communications; Neurocore Centers; Symphony at Boca Raton; Boca Raton Regional Hospital;  Dx Web; Arden Courts; Investment Limited and The Batmasian Foundation; Joni Goldberg; Rachel Lenner; Sinai Residences; Allegro Living; Senior Helpers; Babione-Kareer Funeral Homes; Caring Hearts Auxillary; ComForCare Home Care; Coral Springs Automall; iShine Car Wash and Detail Service; Law Office of Pamela Higer Polani; Schmidt Family Foundation; Alzheimer’s Community Care; Bruce H. & Rosalie N. Rosen Family Foundation; Florida Senior Care Solutions; Vicki Plumer; Jan Savarick; Marshall Socarras Grant, P.I.;  Janice Silberman and Melissa Gerstin; Patricia Waldron; Robert Stone; Signature Paradise Realty International; Susan J. Brotman, P.A.; VITAS Healthcare; Wechsler Foundation; Barry Zeitlin; Becker Poliakoff, P.A.; Counsel Asset Protection Lawyers; Bruce S. Rosenwater & Associates, P.A; Oasis Senior Advisors; and Subway of South Florida/Feldman Sacks Family.

To Register for the Event, please visit

For customized sponsorship opportunities, please contact Event Chair Pamela Higer-Polani, Esquire at or 561.496.4222.


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