Williamsburg Landing Resident Appointed by Virginia Governor

Leslie Bowie holding her framed certificate.

Leslie Bowie

We are excited to share that Governor Youngkin has appointed Williamsburg Landing resident, Leslie Bowie, to serve on the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorder Commission for the Commonwealth of Virginia! She will serve a four-year term.

The Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Commission, established as an advisory commission in the executive branch of state government, assists people with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders and their caregivers. An estimated 164,000 people in Virginia, age 65 and older, are living with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia.

The commission, consisting of 15 non-legislative citizen members, has developed the Virginia Dementia State Plan 2024-2027—Building a Dementia-Capable Virginia. Plan objectives include increasing awareness and promoting dementia-specific training, coordinating quality dementia services within the State, enhancing brain health, and addressing modifiable risk factors for dementia.

Leslie, a volunteer for the Alzheimer’s Association Southeastern chapter for more than 12 years, states, “I am excited to be a part of this dedicated group and look forward to working with the Commission to raise awareness”.

In addition to her newly appointed position with the Commission, Leslie has spearheaded Alzheimer’s Association events throughout the years at Williamsburg Landing. With support from fellow Landing residents, she continues to organize these efforts for 2024.

This year, Williamsburg Landing will host their annual Car Wash Fundraiser (September 6th), Dollar Days (October 11th), and the Festival of Games (November 16th). Residents and staff are also encouraged to sign up for the Alzheimer’s Walk in New Town (October 26th).

We congratulate Leslie on this exciting new opportunity with the Commission and thank her for her continued work at Williamsburg Landing to support the Alzheimer's Association.