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.
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.
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
Eugene - August 13th, 7 to 9 pm
Roseburg - August 14th, 7 to 9 pm
Portland - August 15th, 7 to 9 pm
Medford - August 28th, 7 to 9 pm
Florence - August 29th, 7 to 9 pm
Tillamook - September 4th, 7 to 9 pm
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:
Click here to read our 2013 Public Policy Platform.
Click here to read a report on our 2012 Public Policy Platform.