Leeza Gibbons. Photo courtesy of Juliette Fowler Communities.

TV personality and best-selling author Leeza Gibbons will speak at Juliette Fowler Communities’ Visionary Women Luncheon this fall.

Gibbons, a caregiver advocate, will talk to the guests as AWARE receives the Visionary Women Award. Since 1989, AWARE has been dedicated to fighting Alzheimer’s disease by providing funding and support to programs, projects and research meant to help North Texans affected by the disease.

The luncheon, which was postponed from May 2020, will occur Nov. 18, during National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Caregivers Month.

Gibbons founded the nonprofit Leeza’s Care Connection, which offers free services to help families cope when dealing with a chronic illness or disease. She also chronicled her family’s own experience when her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in her 2009 book, “Take Your Oxygen First: Protecting Your Health and Happiness While Caring for a Loved One with Memory Loss.”

The Junior League of Dallas will also present an art display that showcases work done by Juliette Fowler residents with dementia who have participated in weekly art program Artful Awakenings, which has been led by members of the league since 2017.

Other award honorees include Deloitte, receiving the Erika McKenzie Volunteer Award, and Miranda Sullivan, a recent TCU graduate whose service on campus and in the community exemplifies the spirit of Juliette Fowler.

Juliette Fowler Communities uses an engagement-focused program that connects people living with Alzheimer’s and similar dementias through abilities that don’t diminish over time. It also allows families and professionals the opportunity to emotionally connect with them through communication strategies and life enrichment.

The luncheon will be held at noon on Nov. 18 at the Omni Dallas Hotel. Tickets are $200, and sponsorships are available. Contact Jamie Rodgers at 214-818-0342 for more information. 

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