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Visionary Women

The Visionary Women Circle engages women and men in the community to help expand awareness of Alzheimer’s disease, the fourth leading cause of death in Orange County, through education, advocacy and raising funds to support the essential services and programs that are delivered to families at no cost.

The founding members of the Visionary Women Leadership Circle are Kirsten Mangers, Chair, Julia Argyros, Jacque DuPont, Susan Johnson, Lauren Kear, Sandra McDaniel, Beverly Newton-Redfern and Marla Robinson.

Become a member of Visionary Women

Help us raise AWARENESS of Alzheimer’s disease among women in our community. Because women are at highest risk of having Alzheimer’s and are most likely to be caregivers for someone with the disease, the information you will learn and the connections you will make may prove invaluable to you and those you care for.

Your membership includes invitations to an incredible array of social and learning opportunities, including:

  • Research conferences
  • Advocacy opportunities
  • Visionary Women Caregiver Luncheon
  • And more
Join Visionary Women

For more information about joining Visionary Women, please email Chiemi Lee at

Upcoming Visionary Women Events

Save the Date – Visionary Women Caregivers Luncheon 2018
Wednesday, September 13, 2018 | Rancho Las Lomas

More information coming soon.

Brain Health as You Age – What You Should Know

Thursday, June 15, 2017 | 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM | Alzheimer’s Orange County | 2515 McCabe Way, Irvine, CA 92614

Understand how diet, nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement affect both our physical and cognitive health as we age. VW member and one guest only. Must RSVP.


Being Mortal Screening & Conversation Café™

Thursday, July 13, 2017 | 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM | Alzheimer’s Orange County, 2515 McCabe Way, Irvine, CA 92614

This documentary follows the journey of Dr. Atul Gawande as he explores the relationships with people facing terminal illnesses and the doctors who care for them. Following the screening will be an open discussion with experts. Must RSVP.


28th Annual Research Conference

Friday, September 22, 2017 | 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM | Irvine Marriott Hotel | 18000 Von Karman Avenue, Irvine, CA 92612

“The Elephant in the Room: Sensitive Subjects in Dementia Care,” will shed light on the real challenges faced by those living with Alzheimer’s disease in an effort to reduce stigma and facilitate conversation among families and healthcare providers. Must RSVP.