PRESS RELEASE FROM THE ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATON
Huntington, WVa… Residents from the Tri-state area are invited to take part in a Community Forum on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The forum provides an opportunity for residents of all ages to come together to ask questions about the disease, share their personal experiences, learn about available resources and discover volunteer opportunities to support families affected by the disease.
“There is much to be done to make our communities better for individuals living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias,” said Sharon Rotenberry, Executive Director for the Alzheimer’s Association in West Virginia. “The Alzheimer’s Association is hosting the community forum to convene members of the Huntington and surrounding communities to help identify gaps and to discuss ways to work together in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.”
The Alzheimer’s Association believes no individual or family should navigate the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease alone. Community forums bring together families affected by the disease with dedicated staff and volunteers to open conversation in an effort to bolster resources, programs, and services to support families in their communities.
Working together with volunteers, the Alzheimer’s Association can ensure families have the resources needed to face the many challenges associated with the disease. Community volunteers are essential in helping the Alzheimer’s Association best serve the needs of families affected by the disease, in driving awareness and in mobilizing West Virginia communities in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.
The meeting details are below. Refreshments will be provided.
Where: COWORKS (CHASE BANK BUILDING)
1000 5TH AVE, 1st FLOOR, HUNTINGTON, WV 25701
When: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2018 at 5:30pm
Register: 800-272-3900 or visit alz.org/wv
There are more than 5.7 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States. In West Virginia alone, there are 38,000 people living with Alzheimer’s disease. That number is projected to reach 44,000 by 2025.
For more information on Community Forums, visit www.alz.org or call 800.272.3900.
About Alzheimer’s Association®
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s®. Visit www.alz.org or call 800.272.3900.