February 2008 E-Newsletter


About the Greater Illinois Chapter

Programs and Support Groups

Chapter Home Page

Save the Date

Murder Mystery Fundraising Event
Friday, February 8, 2008
6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.  Joliet Renaissance Center, 214 N Ottawa St, Joliet.  Was it the butler in the pantry with the cooking knife?  Or the actress in the parlor with the revolver?  Help us solve our murder mystery-and support the Alzheimer’s Association!
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A Toast To Remember
Thursday, February 21, 2008
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.  River East Art Center, 435 E. Illinois, Chicago.  A wine and beer-tasting event to be held in Chicago.  Learn  more about this special event.
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Unforgettable Art
Saturday, April 19, 2008
6 p.m. - 10 p.m.  Arachnid, 6212 Material Ave, Loves Park.  Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to see Monet paint his Water Lillies or Titian paint his Danae?  We’ve all seen great art in museums, but few of us have witnessed its creation.  Now, at our Unforgettable Art event, you can.
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Strike Out Alzheimer's
Sunday, May 18, 2008
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.  Westlane Family Bowl, 211 Virginia Rd., Crystal Lake.  Bowl with us to help Strike Out Alzheimer’s!
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As one of our newsletter readers, you probably know what a devastating disease Alzheimer’s is.  Right now there are over 5 million Americans suffering from it-over 200,000 in Illinois alone-and countless others caring for them.  Every 72 seconds someone new is diagnosed.

Your dollars help our experienced professionals provide the programs and services that make coping with this disease possible.  Funds also support researchers in their quest to find better treatments and, eventually, a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.

Thank you.

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Stop by our Brain Gym
Letter from the Editor

Dear reader,

We received many kudos for our first issue of The Voice.  Thanks to all who sent their comments.

Since our last e-newsletter, the staff of the Greater Illinois Chapter has been settling into our new offices and getting to know the neighborhood.  We have already hosted several events here, including one for Latino leaders to address the issues of Alzheimer’s disease in their communities.  You will read all about that event here.

You will also learn about Alzheimer’s Awareness Day and our Family Conference, two of our most important spring events, and hear about improvements to our Website registration process.  We have also posted a new puzzle for you to try.  Enjoy!

Once again, I hope you love The Voice.  Keep your comments coming!

Claire Landes Altschuler
Communications Director

Latino Leaders Meet
Latino Leaders met January 25th at the Greater Illinois Chapter Headquarters to discuss the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease among Latinos and address their growing needs.

Advocates! Save The Date!
The numbers are staggering. Nearly 1 million Illinois residents are currently impacted by Alzheimer’s disease. In an effort to raise awareness and influence public policy, our chapter’s Advocates will participate in Alzheimer’s Awareness Day this spring.

Registration Process Improvements
The online registration process for education programs was recently improved. The new system makes it easier for prospective registrants to find and enroll in programs.
Read more about the improvements >>

Springfield Office Reaches Out to Rural Communities
The majority of our service area is rural. This means most of our constituents live far from our chapter offices.
Learn more about our rural outreach efforts >>

Fifth Annual Family Conference
The 2008 Alzheimer’s Association Family Conference will be held Saturday, May 3, 2008 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois. This uplifting event provides families with the tools they need to provide effective care.
Find out more about this upcoming event >>

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