Advocate

 


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Join the cause

The Alzheimer’s Association Miami Valley 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.

Add your voice to ours — become an advocate today.

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Upcoming events

For information about upcoming events, please contact Eric VanVlymen at evanvlymen@alz.org.

The Miami Valley Chapter advocacy group meets quarterly for updates and eduaction on local, state and federal issues that impact the Alzheimer's cause.

Annually each spring local advocates are invited to Columbus to visit with state representatives for Ohio Memory Day.  For more information, please email mvprograms@alz.org with Memory Day in the subject line. 

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.

As an advocate, you will:

  • Receive regular updates about current legislative and public policy issues.
  • Stay on top of policy and legislative issues through alerts and updates.
  • Make calls or write to legislators to forward public policy priorities to improve quality of life for those living with Alzheimer’s.

Ohio advocacy

The Miami Valley chapter is one of seven Ohio chapters of the Alzheimer's Association that participates in the Ohio council for advocacy. This Council works together to speak with one voice on issues affecting families within our region dealing with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. 

Click here to learn more about state and federal priorities in addition to special events.  

To learn more about how to get involved, please contact us at 1.800.272.3900 or via email at evanvlymen@alz.org.

Federal advocacy