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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.

Areas we serve
The Alzheimer's Association, Central and Western Kansas Office, provides vital services and support to individuals, caregivers and families. We serve 68 counties in Kansas.

Contact us

24/7 Helpline: 1.800.272.3900

Central and Western Kansas Office
1820 E. Douglas Avenue
Wichita, KS 67214
(316) 267-7333 or toll-free (800) 272-3900
Fax (316) 267-6369
Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Our free newsletter is published quarterly and contains the latest information in Alzheimer care, research and advocacy plus chapter news. Sign up to receive our newsletter by contacting Or you can view past issues below.

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Meet the staff!

Linsey Norton

Marsha Hills,
Executive Director

Dyana Schaefer
Finance Director/ Development Assistant

Linsey Norton
Program Director

Craig Davis
Development Director

Jenna Smith
Family Care Coordinator

Denise Vann
Outreach Coordinator

Allison McConnell
Database Coordinator/Volunteer Assistant

Candi Cheney

Roe Strickland


Breana Jones
Youth Outreach Coordinator



Support groups

Come listen, share and learn from others who understand what you are going through. We have support groups for early stage Alzheimer's and groups for caregivers. Groups meet at a various times and locations. They are free and confidential

Check to see if there is a group close to you that fits your needs.

Helpline 1-800-272-3900

Available 24 hours a day--7 days a week, with knowledgeable and experienced staff waiting to assist you with all your care needs and concerns. You can also reach us at



Local resources

Need information about local adult day care, care facilities or eldercare lawyers? Our staff can direct you toward services that meet the needs of a person with Alzheimer's and their caregiver.


Care Consultation

Get help navigating the difficult decisions and uncertainties faced by people with Alzheimer's and their families. Provided via telephone, email or in-person appointment.


Peer to Peer

Do you have dementia? Are you a caregiver? Have you lost someone to the disease? Whatever your situation, we have a peer support volunteer who's been there waiting to talk to you. Our peer support volunteers are real people who are going through the same challenges you are, and can lend you an understanding ear when you need it.

Roth Project

The Roth Project

Bring music to your loved one with the help of personalized iPods. The Roth Project: Music Memories is a unique iPod based music program presented by the Alzheimer’s Association of Central and Western Kansas, which helps individuals and families suffering from the effects of dementia to decrease the instance of difficult behaviors, connect with loved ones at any stage of the disease, improve communication and cognition, and increase overall quality of life. The program is offered to interested individuals at little or no cost. Call the helpline at 800-272-3900 for additional information.



Education programs

Attend an education program and learn more about the basics of Alzheimer's, caregiving, working with your doctor, brain health and more. We offer several programs for families, individuals facing Alzheimer's and the public. Most of these programs are free of charge.

Education Calendar of Events

Early Stage Program

Professional Education

Kansas Education Conference on Dementia
A premier conference event designed to provide the latest research findings best practices in care and support as well as an opportunity to enhance skills, resources and connections. this is a one day conference for both professionals and caregivers.



November 17, 2015 - Save the Date


Books and Videos

There are many many informative and interesting books and videos available for check out from our office for free! Stop by today.

Facts and Figures 2015

Facts and Figures, an annual report released by the Alzheimer’s Association, reveals the burden of Alzheimer's and dementia on individuals, caregivers, government and the nation's healthcare system.





Your gift will help fight Alzheimer's through vital research and essential support programs and services.

Donate online

Donate by phone:
(316) 267-7333
We accept Visa/MC/Discover/AMEX

Donate by mail:
Central and Western Kansas Chapter
1820 E. Douglas Ave
Wichita, KS 67214

Donate by phone:
(316) 267-7333
We accept Visa/MC/Discover/AMEX

Donations And Memorials:
Our thanks to these benefactors for their support of our mission.

Other ways to donate:
Planned Gifts
Ensure that those affected by this disease today and tomorrow will benefit from your generosity until we know a world without Alzheimer's.

A planned gift to the Alzheimer's Association – Central and Western Kansas Chapter enables you to maintain your dedication to supporting our mission while also meeting your overall estate, financial and tax goals. Some planned giving opportunities allow you to receive a lifetime income and immediate tax benefit. Examples of a few planned gift opportunities include:

  • Wills and bequests
  • Charitable gift annuities
  • Charitable trusts
  • Life insurance

Sample Bequest Language:
I give to the Alzheimer's Association – Central and Western Kansas Chapter located at 1820 E. Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67214, ________ (enter percentage of estate or a specific amount), to support local programs and services.

For more information please contact Marsha Hills at 316.267.7333 or




Attend one of our fundraising and awareness events to benefit the Alzheimer's Association Central and Western Kansas Chapter.


Walk to End Alzheimer's - 2015 Dates


Cowley County (Winfield)
September 12
American Legion Post 10

Dodge City, KS
September 19th
Sheridan Activity Center

Garden City, KS
September 19th
Stevens Park

Great Bend, KS
October 3rd
Barton County Courthouse Square


Hays, KS
October 10th
Gross Memorial Coliseum

October 10th
Hutchinson Community College

McPherson, KS
September 19th
Sterling House McPherson

Montgomery County
September 26
Location TBD


Southwest Walk (Liberal)
October 24th
Light Park, Girl Scout Building

September 12th
Downtown at Water Walk Place



Game Day 2015-Saturday, October 17th
If interested in serving on the 2015 BvB committee, contact Craig Davis at or 316-267-7333.

BvB 2015 Pub Crawl
Saturday, May 2nd thru Wichita Old Town, 4pm to 8pm
Registration $25; includes shirt, goody bag, and giveaways.
Sponsored by The Pumphouse, The Brickyard, and Midwest Mechanical.
For more information contact Dyana Schaefer at or 316-267-7333.

WEBSITE-Coming Soon!

Wichita Blondes vs Brunettes page facebook

Glen Campbell

Glen Campbell I'll Be Me in Wichita for One Night Only!
Join the Alzheimer's Association and Presbyterian Manors of Wichita and Newton in presenting a one night only premier showing!

APRIL 21, 2015

Additional sponsorship from LeadingAge Kansas, Prairie View, Inc, and Bluestem Communities. Tickets will be available through the Orpheum Box office. You can also buy tickets at 316.267.7333 or online HERE. $10 for balcony seats or $15 orchestra. Group and sponsor rates are available.

Thank you for supporting this year's 16th Sweet Memories Gala!
We hope you enjoyed the fun of our Treasure Boxes, the Diamond in the Rough, Silent and Live Auctions and the Mosley Street Melodrama Variety Show. We look forward to you joining us for our 17th Annual Sweet Memories next year.

Contact Craig Davis at or
316-267-7333 for more information and sponsorship information.

9th Annual Robert C. Reilly Golf Tournament
Tallgrass Country Club

Monday, May 18, 2015
7:30am Registration | 8:30am Shotgun start.
Join us at one of the most respected golf courses in the state of Kansas and make a direct impact on the lives of those in our community!

$150/player, $550/team, $800/Team and Hole Sponsor. Register Here!

Contact Craig Davis at or 316-267-7333 for more information, registering your team, or current sponsorship opportunities.


The Longest Day
The Longest Day is a team event to raise funds and awareness for the Alzheimer's Association®. Held annually on the summer solstice, the duration of this sunrise-to-sunset event symbolizes the challenging journey of those living with the disease and their caregivers. Teams are encouraged to create their own experience as they fundraise and participate in an activity they love, to honor someone facing the disease. Join us Sunday June 21, 2015. To start or join a Longest Day team, visit, or call 267-7333 for more information.


Shop for the Cause

Stand out while stading up for the cause" – choose from a wide array of items supporting the fight against Alzheimer's.



Every volunteer contributes to our ability to serve the community. We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities, depending upon your talents, interest and time.