Advocate

 


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Join the cause

The Alzheimer’s Association - North Central Texas Chapter invites you to become an advocate to speak up for those that can't. Join us and speak up for the needs and rights of people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families.

Events

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Speak up for those that can’t!

Join us as we voice our needs to Texas State Legislators!

Alzheimer’s Texas State Advocacy Day
Thursday, April 2, 2015

A chartered bus will transport the group to Austin – leaving the North Central Texas Chapter office (2630 West Freeway, North parking lot) bright and early at 6 a.m. We will pick up additional advocates at the Cracker Barrel restaurant parking lot (4275 Interstate 35 N, Waco, 76705) at 7:45 a.m.

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Network and share ideas as we travel to the Capitol, where Representative Justin Rodriguez will remind us of the important role we are playing as Advocates for Alzheimer’s. National Alzheimer’s Association staff members will share tips and speak to us about the best ways to communicate with legislators, and we all will gather for a group photo.

After a delicious boxed lunch, we will meet with state legislators about the needs and concerns of people with Alzheimer’s disease and the people that care for them.

Then, it’s back on the bus to share our successes. We will stop for dinner (on your own) at the Cracker Barrel restaurant in Waco.

There is no charge for Texas State Advocacy Day with the North Central Texas Chapter, which includes round-trip transportation, a purple sash, and a boxed lunch.

The Alzheimer's Association -- North Central Texas Chapter thanks Riverside Inn at Fossil Creek for their generous donation of transportation for Alzheimer's Texas State Advocacy Day.

Deadline for registration is Wednesday, March 25, 2015.

Register Now!
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Walk to End Alzheimer's

The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research.  To learn more about our chapter's 7 walks in 2015, click here.


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.

The chapter recently produced a video and included ways our constituents can be active participants.  View this short video clip to learn more (the clip will open in a new window).

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.

Texas advocacy

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Federal advocacy

Now is the time to join us and speak up for the needs and rights of people with Alzheimer's disease and their families, and help persuade Congress to address those needs through legislative action. You, too, can become an Advocate for Alzheimer's.