Advocate

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Join the cause

The Alzheimer’s Association--Mid South 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

On Tuesday, June 17, Angelia Jones, Eastern Tennessee Chapter Executive Director, will travel to Nashville to meet with the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability to update the Alzheimer's State Plan. For more information about the state plan, contact Angelia at amjones@alz.org.

 

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.



Tennessee advocacy 

Each year the Eastern Tennessee Chapter promotes advocacy through several avenues:

Walk to End Alzheimer's--Each of our walks hosts a public policy table and encourages walkers to sign up to become advocates.

Day on the Hill--Every year, staff and volunteers trek to Nashville to talk to our local representatives and discuss Alzheimer's and push our agenda for that year, whether it be to create a task force or advise them on the needs for more home-based care. Stay tuned for 2015 Day On the Hill details. 

2014 Day on the Hill in Nashville
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 Pictured from left to right: Senator Becky Duncan Massey and Sunny Biden

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Pictured from left to right: Angelia Jones, an Alzheimer's Association advocate, Representative Bob Ramsey and Sunny Biden.

Federal advocacy

April 2014: Alzheimer's Association Advocacy Forum in Washington, D.C.
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Pictured from left to right: Advocacy Ambassador Steve Madden, Angelia Jones, Congressman John J Duncan, Jr. and Kim Pieratt