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The health and safety of our constituents, volunteers and staff remain our driver as we address the COVID-19 outbreak and as we continue to pursue our mission, today and in the longer term.

Based on the guidance from local public health agencies and New York State, the staff in Central New York will be working remotely. We are prepared with technological and other support for our staff to successfully operate in support of our mission. Alzheimer’s Association operations will continue, and we will re-evaluate these measures on an ongoing basis and resume in person engagements as soon as we are able, based on public health guidelines.

Meetings, events and participation both in internal and external activities will be conducted online or by phone whenever possible. Please check below for details on meetings and events.

During this time, the Alzheimer’s Association is available to you 24/7 for around-the-clock care and support:

Tips for Caregivers

▶ Tips for dementia caregivers at home
▶ Tips for caregivers of individuals in assisted living
▶ Tips for individuals receiving home-based services
▶ Staying healthy
▶ Other Alzheimer's Association resources

Accessing Chapter Programs

▶ Care consultations
▶ Support groups
▶ Education programs

Chapter Event Updates

 Dementia Care 2020
 Walk to End Alzheimer's®

Care Consultations

Our programs team is available to conduct free care consultations by phone during this time. Care consultations provide families with comprehensive needs assessments, individualized action plans to address current and future needs, and connections to critical chapter services and community resources. 

To schedule a care consultation, call 315.472.4201 and dial 227 at the prompt.

Support Groups

Our support groups have moved to a remote format. Participants can choose to call-in and participate by phone or log into our secure online meeting system. A list of groups, sorted by date, is available at our blog. Call 315.472.4201 and dial 228 at the prompt to obtain information about how to join the group.

Education Programs

Join one or more of our free online education programs to learn about the signs, symptoms, causes, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment, care strategies and resources for individuals impacted by dementia.

Education programs are hosted on our secure online meeting system and a list of upcoming programs is available at our blog. Call 315.472.4201 and dial 228 at the prompt to obtain information about how to join the group.

Walk to End Alzheimer's®

This year, Walk is Everywhere! Learn more about how we will walk in neighborhoods and on sidewalks and trails across America. Visit

Previously, Walk to End Alzheimer’s®–Utica/Rome, NY originally planned for April had been rescheduled to Oct. 4.

Dementia Care 2020

Dementia Care 2020 has been canceled. Visit the event page for more information.