Advocate

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Join the cause

The Alzheimer’s Association--Greater Richmond 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.

Spread the Word!
Share this information with your friends, family, and colleagues who are concerned about Alzheimer issues. To find out more about advocacy opportunities, please contact Leah Kithcart, Public Policy Coordinator, at 717-651-5020, ext. 124 or e-mail: leah.kithcart@alz.org.

Add your voice to ours — become an advocate today.

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Upcoming events

Join us for Walk to End Alzheimer's.     

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.

Virginia advocacy

 

National Alzheimer's Project Input Session
The National Alzheimer's Project was created in January 2011 when President Obama signed the National Alzheimer's Project Act into law, after unanimous passage in both the U.S. House and Senate. 

The National Alzheimer's Project requires creation of a national strategic plan to address the rapidly escalating Alzheimer's disease crisis, which will be annually reported to Congress.  NAPA will, for the first time, enable Congress as well as the American people to answer this simple question:  did we make satisfactory progress this past year in the fight against Alzheimer's?

If you have any questions, please contact the Greater Richmond Chapter at 967-2580.

Alzheimer's Advocate Recognition

From its founding in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association has led the fight to make Alzheimer's disease a national priority.  During November, the Greater Richmond Chapter marks the awareness month by hosting an Alzheimer's Advocate Recognition Reception.  Our latest invitational reception was held on November 14, 2013 at the Virginia War Memorial.  The reception was a tribute to donors, volunteers, caregivers and, in particular, to local advocates who have helped build awareness of the Association and generate concern about the disease and its impact on families.  More than 100 guests enjoyed complimentary appetizers, drinks and entertainment.

2013 Honorees included:
Lynne K. Seward, CEO, A Grace Place
WWBT NBC 12
WXGM Xtra 99.1 FM

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 From left to right:  Reese Williams, Xtra99.1FM;
Lynne K. Seward, CEO, A Grace Place; Sherry
Peterson, CEO, Alzheimer's Association; Kym
Grinnage, NBC12

 

 

Federal advocacy