Thank You
Dear Friends,

As winter fast approaches and we look towards a new year I wanted to take a moment and say a sincere and heartfelt thank you to everyone who has helped us achieve our mission over the past year. 2011 was a banner year for the Greater Illinois Chapter. We advanced major public policy initiatives on both the state and federal level, raised more than $8,209,000 to help fund vital community resources and enhance national research efforts, and reached nearly 40,000 Illinoisans through our programs and services. None of this could have been possible without your hope, help and dedication.

As we look to 2012, we realize that the challenges will be tremendous but we are excited about new possibilities on the horizon to meet more needs of more people. We remain confident that, with your continued support, we will, one day, live in a world without Alzheimer’s disease.

Best Wishes,

Erna E. Colborn
President and CEO
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Raise $1 For Every Illinoisans With Alzheimer’s!
Help us raise $1 for every one of the 210,000 Illinois residents who are living with Alzheimer’s disease. Make your tax deductible donation today and help enrich the lives of the nearly 790,000 people in Illinois who either have the disease or are caring for someone Alzheimer’s. The end of Alzheimer’s starts with you.
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Planning Can Help Avoid Holiday Stress
Visits with family and friends put additional strain on people with dementia and their caregivers during the holidays. Making changes such as slowing down the pace of activities will help make the holidays more enjoyable for everyone.
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Alzheimer's Association Offers New Tools to Aid Difficult Driving Conversations
Driving demands quick reaction time and fast problem solving. Due to the progressive nature of the disease, every person with Alzheimer's will eventually become unable to drive. The Alzheimer’s Association recommends that families discuss driving before a crisis, ideally while the person with Alzheimer’s is still able to participate in the conversation and decision-making process.
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24/7 Helpline Is Here to Help
The Alzheimer’s Association’s highly trained and knowledgeable Helpline staff provides reliable information and support to all those who need assistance, with translation services available in 170 different languages. We serve people with memory loss, caregivers, health care professionals and the public. Help and support are only one phone call away – if you need to talk call 1.800.272.3900!
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Special Thanks to our 2011 Walk Premier Sponsors
The successes of our Walk to End Alzheimer’s events throughout Illinois are heavily reliant on participation - participation of both walkers and sponsors. The Greater Illinois Chapter was very fortunate to have fantastic representation in both areas. There were 12,238 walkers throughout the state raising more than $1.7 million. Nearly $200,000 raised through sponsorship. We were fortunate to have two premier sponsors supporting us this year: Advocate Health Care was the premier sponsor for the Chicago Walk and Senior Star at Weber Place was the Premier Sponsor in Joliet.
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Save the Date

Upcoming Community Education Programs:

December 1, 2011 | Rockford
The Boomer Generation: What you need to know about Alzheimer’s disease

December 7, 2011 | Audio Conference
Holiday’s Matter

December 8, 2011 | Joliet
Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: The Basics

December 14, 2011 | Elk Grove Village
Just Diagnosed?

December 14, 2011 | Naperville
Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: The Basics

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