New York Community Bank’s Roslyn Savings Bank Division Supports ADRC By Naming May “Alzheimer’s Awareness Month”

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

 Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center, Inc. is pleased to announce that Roslyn Savings Bank, a division of New York Community Bank (NYCB), has designated the month of May as “Alzheimer’s Awareness Month.”

During the month of May, the bank will be distributing 10,000 Walk For Alzheimer’s® sneaker circles to its 83 locations in Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk Counties. With the help of the community, Roslyn Savings Bank will help ADRC increase awareness of the disease and raise funds for the Presenting Sponsorship for this year’s Walks For Alzheimer’s®, scheduled for Sunday, August 9th, 2015 and Saturday, October 17th, 2015.

“It is our pleasure to be collaborating with New York Community Bank and its Roslyn Savings Bank Division,” said Mary Ann Malack-Ragona, Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer, Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center, Inc.  “Our organizations share a common belief: that by supporting this cause, we can make a difference in the lives of fellow Long Islanders.”

NYCB has played an important role in fundraising for ADRC and raising awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and its impact on those afflicted by it and their loved ones. This is an issue that is close to home for NYCB/Roslyn Savings Bank Senior Vice President and Retail Banking Regional Executive Virginia Belling, who had a parent who suffered from the disease. 

“My dad had Alzheimer’s disease, so I know firsthand the challenges Long Island families face caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease,” says Ms. Belling. “On behalf of New York Community Bank, I would like to thank our branch staff for helping to raise money and awareness for this disease.”

For the past six years, the bank has donated their time, as well as thousands of dollars, to ADRC. NYCB’s Roslyn Savings Bank Division employees will also participate in this year’s Walk for Alzheimer’s and raise additional funds to help support programs and services for local families with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. 

For more information, please contact Mary Ann Malack-Ragona, Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer, at (631) 820-8068 or visit For more information on New York Community Bank, please visit




About New York Community Bank and its Roslyn Savings Bank Division 

New York Community Bank (NYCB) is the savings bank subsidiary of New York Community Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:NYCB), the 20th largest bank holding company in the nation with over 239 branches serving customers throughout Metro New York, New Jersey, Florida, Ohio, and Arizona. On Long Island, NYCB’s Roslyn Savings Bank Division has been part of the local landscape since 1875.  As the Island’s third largest depository, Roslyn puts an emphasis on service and convenience and is proud to be part of an organization that has a long-standing reputation within the communities it operates for strength, stability and service. For more information, or a list of branches, visit


Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center, Inc. — which is headquartered in Bay Shore and has a satellite office in Southampton — is the only local Alzheimer’s Disease advocacy and educational facility whose mission is to fund local research and provide hands-on support and services to families on Long Island and the New York metropolitan area. ADRC works with family members, health care professionals and researchers to ensure quality health care and support to those impacted by Alzheimer’s Disease through care and consultation, information and referral, training, support groups, and caregiver safety products.