Alzheimer's Association

New Year-New Programs!

 

Connecticut Chapter

 

February is Black History Month

Alzheimer’s disease is one of the largest health threats facing the nation today, and that threat is even more substantial among the African-American community. Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller one of the first recorded African-American scientists, worked with Dr. Alois Alzheimer, whose findings led to the identification of Alzheimer's disease. Today scientists such as Dr. Goldie Byrd continue to strive to make a difference in today’s fight against Alzheimer’s.

Learn more about Dr. Byrd's research>>

Learn more about Alzheimer’s in the African-American community and get resources to help>>

 
 
 

Thank you for your support in 2012!

We wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for all of your efforts supporting our organization in 2012. We have much to celebrate:

Our Connecticut Walk to End Alzheimer’s events grew 35% over last year!

We provided education and training to more than 7000 people! 

3,800 people contacted our 24 Hour Helpline for information and referrals
Read more about our successes in our Annual Report here>> 

 

 


 

Spring Walk to End Alzheimer's

 

When you register for Walk to End Alzheimer's, you're joining an unstoppable force of thousands of people who are standing up to this devestating disease.

Join the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's™ on Saturday May 4th 2013 at Harrybrooke Park in New Milford. Registration for the Walk begins at 9:00 a.m. and the walk begins at 10:00 a.m. With more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer's, and over 15 million more serving as caregivers, the time to act is now!  The spring walk kickoff event is Wednesday February 27th from 7:30-8:30 a.m. For more information, contact Lexi Rodriguez, Special Events Director at arodriguez@alz.org   

Register for Walk here >>.

 
 

Mark your calendars!  Spring Special Events!  

Mark your calendar for a number of special events this Spring! Our night at the CT Whale at the XL Center in Hartford is 3/1/13, Band Together for Alzheimer’s at the Fairfield Theater Company is Friday 3/15/13, and our Comedy Night at the Funny Bone 4/10/13. Our Spring Walk to End Alzheimer’s is Saturday 5/4/13

View our website for information on these and all of our events> 

 
 

2013 State Legislative Session

The 2013 legislative session convened on January 9, 2013. It will be another challenging year, with projected budget deficits.   State legislators will have the added responsibility of passing a two-year budget for the fiscal year that begins on July 1, 2013.

Alzheimer's advocates are invaluable to educating policymakers and moving initiatives to keep programs that provide support and services for those suffering from Alzheimer's and their families.  Please contact Laurie Julian, Director of Public Policy ljulian@alz.org or by phone at 860-828-2828 to get involved.   

 
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New Programs and Services:Save the Date for our Education Conference!

Our program calendar is updated with new offerings around the state, check it out! Save the date for our Education Conference Tuesday April 16, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza in Cromwell CT. Now in its 16th year, this dynamic conference features twenty-four workshops presented by experts in the field of dementia. The 2013 keynote, Maureen Matthews PhD, RN, Director of the Memory Support Program at the Stamford Counseling Center in Stamford, CT, and the Founder of To Whom I May Concern®, an interactive theater project that shares the experience of living with dementia.

Special thanks to our presenting sponsor this year The TransCon Family of Homes: (Greenwich Woods, Wilton Meadows, The Greens at Greenwich, The Greens at Cannondale, Candlewood Valley, Hamden Health Care Center)

For more information about the conference, contact Carolyn DeRocco, Senior Director of Programs and Education at cderocco@alz.org

 
 
                                                                                      

The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer 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.

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Alzheimer's Association Connecticut Chapter
2075 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 100
Rocky Hill, CT 06067

Phone: 860.828.2828
Fax: 860.571.8613

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