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Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's.

The Greater East Ohio Area Alzheimer's Association serves 17 counties, offering care and support to 60,000 people with Alzheimer's disease (the largest prevalence of people with Alzheimer's disease of the seven chapters serving Ohio,) and an additional 250,000 people affected through their role as caregiver.

About us & Our Mission

With offices in Akron, Canton and Canfield, the Greater East Ohio Area Chapter facilitates the Walk to End Alzheimer's in 8 communities, The Longest Day, more than 30 caregiver support groups, public education and awareness programs, as well as clinical trial matching and advocacy for policies concerning Alzheimer's disease at the local, state and federal levels.

Our mission
To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

Our vision
A world without Alzheimer's disease.

Our chapter area
From offices in Hudson, Canton and Canfield, our chapter provides programs and services to 17 counties, including 60,000 people with Alzheimer’s disease and an additional 250,000 people who are affected through their role as caregivers. The Greater East Ohio area chapter serves the largest prevalence of people with Alzheimer’s disease in the state of Ohio. Our service area covers: Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Guernsey, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson, Mahoning, Medina, Muskingum, Portage, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas and Wayne counties.

Chapter Board – Greater East Ohio Area Chapter

  • Gregg DiGeronimo
  • Laura Gronowski, FACHE
      Center for Health Affairs / CHAMPS Healthcare
  • Susan Steiger
      U.S. Bank
  • Daniel Van Dussen, Ph.D.
      Youngstown State University
  • Marcus L. Wainwright
      Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty, LPA

Our History

The Greater East Ohio area chapter of the Alzheimer's Association was formed by a group of caregivers and family members in 1984. It is one of more than 80 chapters nation-wide to offer frontline support to individuals affected by Alzheimer’s disease through a wealth of community programs and services, such as care consultation, information and referral, support groups, education, the MedicAlert + Safe Return™ program and its HelpLine, which provides callers with information and support 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Chapter is committed to assist families in meeting the challenges of Alzheimer’s and to help improve the quality of life for all of those affected by this progressive and degenerative brain disease.

In May 2011, we moved from our location in West Akron to larger facilities in Hudson, featuring easier accessibility and better accommodations for our volunteers and families. This was also the year our popular annual "Memory Walk" was renamed the Walk to End Alzheimer's, to brand the walk in a more effective way that more clearly highlighted our purpose.

For more on our chapter's history, please access our archive of chapter newsletters.


Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.