Advocate


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Join the cause

The Alzheimer’s Association 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.

 

Alzheimer's Association State Ambassador

State Ambassadors are grassroots volunteers selected to serve as the main point of in-district contact for their state senator, state representative, and possibly several other state legislators from neighboring districts. 

State Ambassadors play a critical role in helping the Alzheimer’s Association meet its state legislative goals. They work directly with chapter staff to implement state advocacy activities at the community level. This experience is deeply rewarding and educational. Contributing skills and energy to this important local task will have statewide implications as we work together to build a world without Alzheimer’s.

Become a State Ambassador 

Full job description [PDF]


Upcoming events

The Alzheimer's Association Oregon Chapter is beginning a summer tour of town hall meetings throughout Oregon. These town hall meetings are your opportunity to learn what has happened since the creation of the National and a State Plan for Alzheimer's Disease, provide feedback on what else you think needs to be done, find out how you can help make these plans a reality, and discover resources in your community that can help you deal with the impact of Alzheimer's.

Bend - August 22nd, 7 to 9 pm
Bend Senior Center
1600 SE Reed Market Rd
Bend, OR 97702

Eugene - August 13th, 7 to 9 pm
Campbell Senior Center
155 High St
Eugene, OR 97401

Roseburg - August 14th, 7 to 9 pm
Douglas County Library
1409 Diamond Lake Blvd
Roseburg, OR 

Portland - August 15th, 7 to 9 pm
Alzheimer's Association Oregon Chapter
1650 NW Naito Parkway, Ste 190
Portland, OR 97209

Medford - August 28th, 7 to 9 pm
Smullin Center
2825 E Barnett Rd
Medford, OR 97504

Florence - August 29th, 7 to 9 pm
Florence Events Center
715 Quince St
Florence, OR 97439

Tillamook - September 4th, 7 to 9 pm
Oregon Department of Forestry Conference Room
5005 Third St
Tillamook, OR 97141

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.

Oregon advocacy

Click here to read our 2013 Public Policy Platform.

Click here to read a report on our 2012 Public Policy Platform. 

Federal advocacy