The Alzheimer’s Association - Greater Cincinnati Chapter
The Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati began in 1979 as a family support group for caregivers, relatives and friends of individuals with Alzheimer's disease. It became affiliated with the national Alzheimer's Association in 1980 and was granted official chapter status in 1983.
The Greater Cincinnati Chapter serves a 27-county area in Southern Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana. It is estimated that there are nearly 50,000 individuals with Alzheimer's disease or a related disorder within the Greater Cincinnati Chapter territory. That number is expected to nearly triple by the middle of this century. Chapter programs and services include a professionally staffed Helpline, a family support group network, educational programs for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and their families, supportive counseling and care consultation services for families, educational programs for health care professionals, a multimedia reference library and a quarterly newsletter. The Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati is a non-profit organization, not affiliated with United Way. Funding for programs and services is achieved through individual, foundation and corporate support, as well as special fundraising events. All services are provided without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, disability, national origin, sexual orientation or ancestry. Various programs and services are funded in part by the Ohio Department of Aging through the Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio and the Area Agency on Aging, District 7. The Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati was honored in January of 2015 by the National Alzheimer's Association with the Outstanding Achievement Award for Comprehensive Performance. The Greater Cincinnati Chapter was one of just five chapters nationwide to receive the award recognizing the highest comprehensive performance in strategic plan metrics over a three-year period (FY12-14). In 2018, the Cincinnati Tri-State Walk to End Alzheimer's surpassed the $1 million mark for the third consecutive year and ranked #10 of all Walk to End Alzheimer's events in the nation.
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.
The Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati promotes a principled working culture of compassionate service to all, mutual respect for all and organizational excellence in all we do. We strive to create an environment that is culturally relevant and competent, family friendly and fosters creativity and professional growth. We are unified in purpose and dedicated to our established mission of service, ever mindful and respectful of the individuals who donate time, talent and financial resources to sustain our mission.
A world without Alzheimer's.