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.

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Upcoming events

Alzheimer's Association Wisconsin Advocacy Day  

Use your VOICE on April 21, 2015 to help create a Dementia Capable Wisconsin.
As the number of people living with Alzheimer's disease and dementia increases, it is more important than ever that our message about the Alzheimer's epidemic be heard.  Join us to become educated about the issues, learn new skills network with fellow advocates and take our message direct to our state legislators.    

Capitol Lakes Retirement Center
333 W. Main Street
Madison, WI 
Registration is required.
 
9:30 am      Advocate Training - Learn more about what our state priorities are and how to hold a legislative visit
11:30 am    Lunch (provided)

12:15 pm    Legislative Visits - Put into action what you learned in the morning training as you meet with representatives

Attendees are responsible for transportation to Madison. If you are looking to car pool or available to drive let us know when you register.

Register by contacting Tim Harrington at 414.479.8800 or
tharrington@alz.org.

Registration due by Wednesday April 15th.   

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.

Wisconsin advocacy

For information contact Tim Harrington at tharrington@alz.org

 

Federal advocacy