Join the cause
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.
Congress needs to know what’s important to you. Tell your elected officials to restore vital funding to Alzheimer research, care and prevention. Write now.
2013 State of Illinois Disease Plan Survey Results
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.
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:
Are you passionate about public policy?
Volunteer ambassador for 18th Congressional District needed
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.
Information You can Use
Please call 888.272.3900 to sign up to become an advocate.