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The Alzheimer’s Association, Central Illinois Chapter, invites you to become an Alzheimer advocate. Join us and speak up for the needs and rights of people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families.
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Upcoming eventsSenator David Koehler to Host Town Hall Meeting for Alzheimer's State Plan
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Central Illinois Chapter, 606 W. Glen Avenue, Peoria, IL 61614
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
To register: call the Chapter office at 309.681.1100 or 800.272.3900 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Purpose: to gather ideas from the public on identifying needs and exploring solutions to make Illinois a dementia capable state. Senator Koehler will also explore ideas on increasing advocacy contacts with legislators this year.
Input gathered from this meeting, along with results of over 700 Illinois residents who completed a 2013 Alzheimer's Association Disease Plan Survey, will be a great source of information going forward. The Illinois Alzheimer's Disease Advisory Committee will utilize information gathered at Town Hall meetings across Illinois as it prepares its recommendations for Illinois lawmakers and others at state agencies who are addressing the ballooning healthcare issue in the 2014 Illinois Alzheimer's Disease State Plan.
2013 State of Illinois Disease Plan Survey Results View Report Here
The results from our 2013 State of Illinois Alzheimer’s Disease Plan Survey are in. More than 700 Illinois residents took the time to share their thoughts on the state’s programs and services for those affected by dementia.
These findings will be a great source of information as the Alzheimer’s Disease Advisory Committee prepares its recommendations for Illinois lawmakers and others at state agencies who are addressing this ballooning healthcare issue in the 2014 Illinois Alzheimer's Disease State Plan.
2014 Alzheimer's Association legislative priorities events
Planned topics: Federal legislative priorities; Illinois Chapter Network update & 2014 state priorities; Alzheimer's research updates; updates on community preparedness and safety services; updates from area legislators. To reserve a seat, call your local office toll free at 800.272.3900.
PEORIA OFFICE -- January, 2014, Central Illinois Chapter, 606 W. Glen Ave., Peoria
ROCK RIVER OFFICE -- January, 2014, Sauk Valley Community College, Lecture Hall 1K4, 173 IL Route 2, Dixon
QUINCY OFFICE -- January, 2014, Quincy Senior Center, 639 York St., Quincy
What is an advocate?
Alzheimer advocates play an important role in improving the quality of care and quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families by working to improve dementia care and services; improve access to community-based care; improve quality care in residential settings; and expand funding for research and public programs serving people with dementia.
As an advocate, you will:
- Receive regular updates about current legislative and public policy issues.
- Stay on top of policy and legislative issues through alerts and updates.
- Make calls or write to legislators to forward public policy priorities to improve quality of life for those living with Alzheimer’s.
Are you passionate about public policy? Volunteer ambassador for 18th Congressional District needed
The Alzheimer’s Association - Central Illinois Chapter is looking for a Volunteer Ambassador for the 18th Congressional District who is passionate about public policy and the need to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. The Alzheimer's Ambassador Program is designed to enhance the Alzheimer's Association's federal government relations efforts. Alzheimer Ambassadors are grassroots volunteers selected to serve as the main point of in-district contact for a targeted member of Congress.
In this volunteer position, the individual will act as a constituent leader on Alzheimer’s disease and will cultivate a working relationship with Congressman Aaron Schock (R), who has represented the district since January, 2009. He or she will meet with Schock four times a year and participate in monthly teleconferences with Association staff and fellow ambassadors across the country.
The 18th Congressional District covers central and west central Illinois, including parts of McLean, Peoria, Sangamon, Stark and Tazewell counties, and all of Adams, Brown, Cass, Hancock, Logan, Marshall, Mason, McDonough, Menard, Morgan, Pike, Schuyler, Scott and Woodford counties, as of the 2011 redistricting which followed the 2010 census. All or parts of Bloomington, Chatham, Jacksonville, Lincoln, Macomb, Morton, Normal, Peoria, Quincy and Springfield are included.
The volunteer should have a passion for public policy and be available 3 – 5 hours a month to serve in this role. This experience is deeply rewarding and educational. Contributing skills and energy to this important local task will have national implications as we work together to build a world without Alzheimer’s.
Read Volunteer Job Description Here
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Please call 888.272.3900 to sign up to become an advocate.
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