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|NEW! Weekly Alzheimer’s Association E-News from the Michigan Great Lakes Chapter
|We are excited to let you know about a change in our chapter's e-newsletter. Beginning March 19, the updated format will include the most up-to-date information from both our national organization and our chapter. These weekly 'alzheimer's & dementia e-news' will replace the two monthly e-news you currently receive from our chapter - Chapter Updates during the first week of the month and Caring for the Caregiver later in the month
You will receive this updated e-news each Wednesday, and it will showcase only 6 top stories:
- Top 3 things you need to know about national initiatives - the latest advances in Alzheimer's care, treatments, and research as well as upcoming nation-wide events.
- Top 3 things you need to know about what is happening in our chapter - programs, support groups, services, and events in your community as well as ways you can get involved.
Here is a preview of the e-news:
We want to thank you for being an e-news subscriber and a supporter of our chapter. To prevent mailbox filters from deleting your Alzheimer's Association email communications, please add firstname.lastname@example.org to your address book. Each e-news will also include a link to e-news archives. There will be an opportunity to change your email preferences at the bottom of each e-news if you choose.
Do you have questions about e-news?
|Michigan Alzheimer's Advocacy Day
|Thursday, March 27, 2014
State Capitol | Downtown Lansing | Speakers' Library, 2nd Floor
At the Michigan Alzheimer's Advocacy Day you will be empowered to share your story with your State Representative and Senator and ask for their support through state policies which will assist families faced with this devastating disease.
The Advocacy Day Agenda includes the following activities:
8:30 – 9:30 AM | Legislative Breakfast: Enjoy a continental breakfast while chatting with your Senator and Representative about how you have been affected by Alzheimer's disease and the importance of the Alzheimer's Association in achieving a world without Alzheimer's disease.
9:30 -10:00 AM | Advocacy 101: How to be a Powerful Voice: Hear a presentation about how you can turn your story and personal experiences into a moving experience that can influence public policy and help others faced with Alzheimer's.
10:00 – 11:00 AM | Visit your Representative and Senator: We will schedule a visit for you with your State Senator and Representative. This is a great time to ask thank them for their previous support of the Alzheimer's Association and ask for their continued support.
11:00 – 11:30 AM | Tribute Presentation: Tributes will be presented by state legislators to 1-2 outstanding groups or partners that are making a difference in the fight against Alzheimer's disease.
11:30 AM | Complete your evaluation form
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM | Luncheon: Join the Young Professional Alzheimer's Advocates of Lansing for a free luncheon, sponsored by Fraser Trebilcock. Lunch will be held in the Boji Tower across from the Capitol Building on the 22nd floor.
Registration closes on March 14 to allow time to schedule meetings.
Do you have questions about Advocacy Day?
|The Longest Day ! June 21, 2014
|What is The Longest Day?
- On The Longest Day, teams around the world come together to honor the strength, passion and endurance of those facing Alzheimer's with a day of activity.
- Held on the summer solstice, June 21, 2014, this event calls on participants to raise funds and awareness to advance the efforts of the Alzheimer's Association.
- Register your team today at alz.org/thelongestday.
Do you have questions about The Longest Day?
|Michigan Income Tax Checkoff
|There is still time to checkoff your support of the Alzheimer's Association on Tax Form 4642. For more information and frequently asked questions, please visit our website.
"Like" our Tax Checkoff Facebook page and invite your friends and family.
|Education, Support and Online Resources
|Community Education Programs: Locate an education program in your community and learn about the 10 warning signs; the difference between memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer's; and how to have difficult conversations about going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving and making legal and financial plans.
Caregiver Support Groups: Locate a support group in your community to get support from others who understand what you are going through
|Our chapter truly appreciates the amazing generosity of these chapter supporters!
Learn more about our Chapter Sponsor's
specialized palliative services at hom.org
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