The Greater East Ohio Area Alzheimer's Association serves families in 17 counties in Ohio. The Chapter helps families and caregivers learn about the disease, gain an understanding of the many challenges memory loss presents, and receive emotional support. Families can also find information regarding legal, financial and lifestyle needs, as well as obtain information on care options and gain access to clinical drug trials.
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.
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.
The Greater East Ohio Area Chapter is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit, donor-supported organization. Programs and services are made possible through contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations. The chapter uses 75% of funds raised for programs, services and research efforts.
Board of Directors – Greater East Ohio Area Chapter
- Susan Steiger, Board President
- Elizabeth Kozenko, Board Vice President
- Debora Guillermo, Board Treasurer
- Jennifer Lile, Board Secretary
- Daniel J. Van Dussen, Ph.D.
- Laura Gronowski
- Michelle Henry
- Carla Spears
- Joan Uronis
- Attorney Marcus L. Wainwright
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 81 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.