The Alzheimer’s Association--Long Island Chapter invites you to become an Alzheimer advocate. Join us and speak up for the needs and rights of people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families.
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.
As an advocate, you will:
Alzheimer's Association Long Island fosters, promotes and strengthens its relationships with legislators and other government officials. We identify and establish coalitions appropriate to achieve specific Association priorities. We also disseminate timely information from national and state coalitions/councils, where appropriate, on emerging or pressing public policy issues to board members, chapter advocates, support groups and others interested in advocacy. We also initiate for legislation within the state.