Town hall-style meeting to mobilize local community members in the
fight against Alzheimer’s disease.
Greene County residents are invited to take part in a community forum on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
The free event, sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, Miami Valley Chapter, will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27, at the Xenia Community Center, 1265 W. Second St., Xenia, OH. Dinner will be served. To register for the community forum, go to http://www.alz.org/Dayton or call 937.610.7011.
Lorna Chouinard, Vice President Programs and Operation for the Alzheimer’s Association Miami Valley Chapter, said the Forum provides an opportunity for Greene County residents of all ages to learn about the disease, to find out about available educational and support resources and to share their experience with the disease. The event allows Alzheimer’s Association staff to listen to the needs in the community so the agency can enhance its support of families dealing with Alzheimer’s disease.
“We understand the importance of early diagnosis, care and support and sharing information in our local communities,” Chouinard said. “Working with the Greene County Council on Aging, this forum will provide knowledge, support, and an opportunity for all constituents to share the needs of the Greene County community. We are hosting these forums with partners across our region so we can all come together to fight against Alzheimer’s disease.”
Working together with Greene County volunteers, the Alzheimer’s Association can ensure families have the resources needed to face the many challenges associated with the disease.
Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive and fatal brain disease that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. In the United States, 5.7 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s disease and in the Miami Valley, 30,000 individuals live with the disease. Individuals needing immediate support can call the Association’s 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900. To register for the community forum, go to http://www.alz.org/Dayton or call 937.610.7011.
About Alzheimer’s Association®
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is 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 is a world without Alzheimer’s®.