The Alzheimer’s Association invites you to become an Alzheimer's advocate. Join us and speak up for the needs and rights of people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families.
Alzheimer's advocates play an important role in improving the quality of care and quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families by working to improve dementia care and services; improve access to community-based care; improve quality care in residential settings; and expand funding for research and public programs serving people with dementia.
As an advocate, you will:
Alzheimer's Advocacy Day | March 27, 2014
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.
Alzheimer's Advocacy Day will be held in the Speaker's Library on the second floor of the State Capitol in Lansing.
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
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