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Join the cause

The Alzheimer’s Association St. Louis Chapter 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.

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What is an advocate?

Alzheimer 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.

Missouri Advocacy

Memory Day in Missouri

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Help us speak with one voice in Missouri to enhance access to care, support and services for people with dementia and their families. Join hundreds of Alzheimer's Advocates as we travel to Jefferson City to educate elected officials about Alzheimer's disease and the need for respite assistance.  

Travel on the Alzheimer's Advocacy bus to Jefferson City. 
Departure Locations:
  • Galleria South Parking Lot, along Highway 40 (departs 8:30 a.m.)
  • Chesterfield Mall, lower level behind Dillard's (departs 9 a.m.)
  • 1-70 at Cave Springs, commuter lot on north side of highway (departs 9 a.m.)  

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Missouri Advocacy Day Training
Training is encouraged but not required to attend advocacy events.

Monday, February 17 | Noon-1:15 p.m. | Chapter Office (light lunch provided)
Saturday, March 1 | 9:30-11 a.m. | Chapter Office (breakfast provided)

Illinois Advocacy

Illinois Action Summit

 Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Help us speak with one voice in Illinois to enhance access to care, support and services for people with dementia and their families.

Join us for the 2014 Illinois Action Summit as we encourage our Illinois legislators to understand the importance of prioritizing Alzheimer’s disease among our States policies. YOUR presence and YOUR voice provide the greatest opportunity to ensure that the needs of Alzheimer’s patients, family members and caregivers are addressed. Please consider taking the time to be a part of this critical movement!
 
At the beginning of the Summit, you will be briefed on the Association’s policy priorities for 2014 and what messages we will ask advocates to carry to legislators throughout the afternoon. Strategies and tools for a successful visit will also be shared.

Following lunch, we will host a Meet n’ Greet with Lt. Governor Sheila Simon in her Springfield office. This event provides an opportunity for you to engage your legislator in a fun and informal setting! We will also be visiting many other members of both the Illinois Senate and House of Representatives and you will have the chance to share your personal stories and ask for support for Alzheimer’s initiatives.

Missouri Alzheimer's State Plan Task Force

The Missouri Alzheimer’s State Plan Task Force was commissioned to address the Alzheimer’s crisis in our state. The task force convened community forums to hear the concerns of Missouri citizens across the state, including individuals living with the disease, family caregivers, and key stakeholders. In November 2010, the Task Force published a State Plan for combating Alzheimer’s in Missouri that addressed the above concerns raised at the forums.
 

Federal Advocacy