Join us for the Alzheimer's Association State Advocacy Day on Thursday, February 9, 2017. Learn about State public policy issues related to Alzheimer's and other dementias, what's at stake and how to to advocate with legislators and their staff. To show our unified mission, you are encouraged to wear purple. Remember to bring photo ID.
9:45-10:15 a.m. Gather in the lobby of the State House and greet legislators as they make their way to legislative sessions
10:15-10:30 a.m. Arrive at the Lowe House Office Building, Room 170
10:30-10:50 a.m. Greetings
10:50-11:00 a.m.The State of Alzheimer's in Maryland
11:00-11:15 a.m. Update on the Work of the Virginia I. Jones Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Council
11:15-11:45 a.m. Alzheimer's Disease as a Public Health Issue
11:45 a.m. -12:15 p.m. Supporting Caregivers and Protecting Residents in Long-Term Care Facilities
12:15-12:30 What is at Stake in 2017 and How to Talk to Your Legislator
12:30-1:00 p.m. Why Advocate? Hear from a special panel of caregivers
1:10-1:20 p.m. Preparation for Legislative Visits
1:20-2:00 p.m. Legislative Drop-Offs/Visits
Lunch and light snacks will be provided and limited transportation is available on a first come basis. Call 800.272.3900 for more information.
There is no cost for this event, but registration is required. Bus transportation from Baltimore and Frederick will be provided on a limited basis. Once buses are filled, participants must provide their own transportation.
BALTIMORE BUS (45 spaces) - Bus leaves at 8:15 a.m. from the Alzheimer's Association, 1850 York Rd., Suite D, Timonium, MD 21093.
FREDERICK BUS (25 spaces) - Bus leaves at 7:45 a.m. from Francis Scott Key Mall (near Sears Automotive), 5500 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick, MD 21703.
Annapolis Transit operates a shuttle from the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium Mon. - Fri. Patrons who park at the stadium, which is outisde of the Central Business District, will be charged $5 per vehicle. You can catch the State shuttle from the Navy Stadium parking lot for $2 each way. The State shuttle makes a constant loop between Navy Stadium and the legislative buildings.
From Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, ride directly to the stop at College Avenue and Lawyer's Mall, which is the stop closest to the State House and the Lowe House Office Building (entrance faces Rowe Blvd.). Please allow time to go through the security points and be sure to bring a photo ID.