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The Long Island Alzheimer's Foundation (LIAF) had their annual board meeting on Nov. 17, and voted in Sydney Jacoff as the new chairman of the board of trustees. Stephen Walsh passes the mantle on to Jacoff after serving as chairman for the past two years.

Sydney Jacoff is president of Great Neck Saw Manufacturers, Inc., a leading supplier to the hardware, mass market, and automotive markets, with a state-of-the-art distribution network and manufacturing facilities.

Jacoff has served as an associate trustee at North Shore Hospital for over 25 years. He is director of the Sydney and Helen Jacoff Foundation, a member of the Great Neck Student Aid Fund, and member of the President's Circle at City College.

Jacoff has a longstanding commitment to LIAF, serving on the board of trustees and as an executive committee member for many years.

During Walsh's tenure as chairman, LIAF has served more than 450 people weekly, through client and caregiver support groups, in-home respite, and a daily social model adult day program, plus another million people annually through its conferences, workshops, newsletter, website and media coverage. This past year alone, LIAF re-instituted in-service trainings for outside organizations, such as Pfizer Worldwide, Eisai and Parker Jewish Geriatric Fellows, began a new early onset client program in partnership with the Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center, and initiated new fundraising events such as "A Regatta to Remember" and "The Metro Classic", just to name a few. Walsh remains on the board of trustees and the executive committee of LIAF.

Founded in 1988, LIAF hosts the area's largest resource and referral center and offers a wide range of cutting edge educational and social services, including in-home respite care, "Coping and Caring" conferences, and comprehensive Centers for Memory Disorders at area medical facilities. www.liaf.org


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