1. Expert Q&A: Benefits - Weds 23 October, 3-4pm

    Our next expert Q&A will be on the topic of benefits. It will be hosted by Lauren from our Knowledge Services team. She'll be answering your questions on Wednesday 23 October between 3-4pm.

    You can either post your question >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll be happy to ask them on your behalf.

  1. SerenaS

    SerenaS Administrator
    Staff Member

    Apr 7, 2011
    13,251
    London
    Hi everyone,

    This discussion is to say thank you to Canadian Joanne who has been a Volunteer Moderator on Talking Point since January 2009 - almost seven years!

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    Talking Point is a supportive and smooth running community - thanks to Joanne and our other Moderators and Hosts.

    Joanne has remained cool during challenging times and, thanks to her Canadian timezone, has helped to keep an eye on the community in late evening.

    In addition to this, Joanne and the other Moderators and Hosts help to support members who are going through a tough time, deal with issues that come along and help us to improve Talking Point's look and feel.

    Joanne has decided to step down from the Moderator role and I wanted to start this thread to say thanks for giving Talking Point almost 7 years of her time.

    Sending my warmest wishes across the Atlantic...

    Serena :)
     
  2. Slugsta

    Slugsta Registered User

    I would like to add my thanks too. I wish Joanne every happiness in the future.
     
  3. jaymor

    jaymor Volunteer Moderator

    Jul 14, 2006
    12,496
    Female
    England
    #3 jaymor, Jan 4, 2017
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2017
    Sad to see you step down Joanne, it has been a privilege to work along side of you and I will miss you. Your sense of humour and fun shone, my love and my very best wishes to you and Rudi and please keep in touch. Will be watching for your posts.
     
  4. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    59,594
    Female
    Dundee
    Joanne you'll be missed. I seem to recall that your mum and Bill were diagnosed around the same time and passed around the same time. I kind of feel we moved along our TP pathway together. I hope we still see you here as a member.

    Thanks for all of your support.
     

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  5. Cat27

    Cat27 Volunteer Moderator

    Feb 27, 2015
    10,217
    Merseyside
    I loved working with you Joanne & I'll miss you. Thankyou for all the support you've given me xx
     
  6. Chemmy

    Chemmy Registered User

    Nov 7, 2011
    7,592
    Yorkshire
    You will be missed, Joanne, but we all wish you well for 2017 and beyond.

    Keep in touch :)
     
  7. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,586
    Kent
    Thank you Joanne , for becoming a valued colleague and friend. Xx
     

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  8. Tin

    Tin Registered User

    May 18, 2014
    4,826
    UK
    O no Joanne and I have been looking out for your photos and news from your trip to the UK, have I missed it! Hate change but I suppose change is a big part of being on this web site. Good luck in your future.
     
  9. LynneMcV

    LynneMcV Volunteer Moderator

    May 9, 2012
    3,550
    south-east London
    Thanks for everything you have done Canadian Joanne and all the encouraging posts along the way xx
     
  10. Soobee

    Soobee Registered User

    Aug 22, 2009
    2,734
    South
    Thank you so much for your support and advice.
     
  11. Callandergirl

    Callandergirl Registered User

    Apr 23, 2013
    96
    Thank you for your time and effort Joanne.
     
  12. Spamar

    Spamar Registered User

    Oct 5, 2013
    6,973
    Suffolk
    Will miss you and thank you for all you help over the years!
     
  13. LadyA

    LadyA Registered User

    Oct 19, 2009
    13,520
    Ireland
    Thank you Joanne - hope you will be stopping in now and then?
     
  14. jan.s

    jan.s Registered User

    Sep 20, 2011
    7,352
    Hi Joanne

    Thank you for your help and support over the years; I am sorry you're stepping down, but I hope we'll meet on here again. J x
     
  15. Canadian Joanne

    Canadian Joanne Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 8, 2005
    16,110
    Toronto, Canada
    Thank you everyone. I appreciate the kind thoughts.

    Yes, I will still be stopping in, I have simply stepped down from moderating. With my mother's death in August, I have been reflecting on changes in my life in general, as I'm sure many who have lost a loved one will understand. Although I no longer have a direct connection with dementia, Talking Point is still important to me. I have made some very good friends. There are so many more that I wish I could get to know better. Perhaps I will.

    LadyA, watch out - we have tentative plans to go to Ireland in 2018. :D
     
  16. creativesarah

    creativesarah Registered User

    Thanks for all your input over the years its been invaluable
     
  17. CeliaW

    CeliaW Registered User

    Jan 29, 2009
    5,655
    Hampshire
    Thank you Joanne - I hope we still hear from you from time to time. Take care.

    Sent from my SM-G361F using Talking Point mobile app
     
  18. nellbelles

    nellbelles Volunteer Host

    Nov 6, 2008
    8,407
    leicester
    Joanne

    Thank you for all your support, is it really 7 years?

    Wishing you and your family well for the future.
     
  19. LadyA

    LadyA Registered User

    Oct 19, 2009
    13,520
    Ireland
    Oh goody!! Do come visit me - 2jays can tell you, this is a very nice area! And I'm very polite and well mannered![emoji16]
     
  20. Saffie

    Saffie Registered User

    Mar 26, 2011
    22,497
    Female
    Near Southampton
    Thank you Joanne for being here and I am glad to hear that you won't be leaving TP completely. I wish you well in your ability to spread your wings a little further in the coming months and years. xxx
     

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