Lt. Governor Sheila Simon Lends Support to Illinois Action Summit
The Alzheimer’s Association®, Illinois Chapter Network is pleased to announce that Lt. Governor Sheila Simon will sponsor a Meet and Greet in her Springfield office with state legislators and Alzheimer’s advocates at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27 for our 2012 Illinois Action Summit. As the Ambassador to the event, Lt. Governor Simon is leading the charge for a world without Alzheimer’s disease. We recently sat down with her to discuss how our Alzheimer’s advocates can be effective in their lobbying efforts.
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Win an All-Expense Paid Trip to Washington, D.C.
Students and young professionals between the ages of 18 and 30 have the opportunity to enter a contest to win an all-expense paid trip to the Association’s annual Public Policy Forum in Washington, D.C. April 22 - 24, 2012.

“All you have to do is create a video explaining why advocacy is important, and specifically advocating for Alzheimer’s disease,” said Jen Belkov, senior manager of advocacy for the Greater Illinois Chapter. “This is an incredible opportunity for the winner to interact with Congressional leaders and Senators. They will also meet with other advocates, learn about crucial policy issues, network with people who share a passion for activism and enjoy an exciting weekend in our Nation’s Capital!”
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Mark Your Calendars: 2012 Family Forums
Registration is underway for the 2012 Alzheimer’s Association® Family Forums. The Family Forums offer family members an opportunity to learn about memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease from experts in the field of aging as well as connect with other caregivers and professionals eager to help. There is also a resource fair that provides an opportunity for additional information about products and services available to you.
Register or find a forum near you >>
24/7 Helpline is Here for You
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 140 different languages and dialects. 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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Companies and Employees can Help End Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer’s disease is a national health epidemic that cannot be ignored - particularly in the workplace, where an increasing number of employees are balancing career responsibilities with the challenges of caring for a loved one with the disease. As companies recognize this growing issue among employees, they often turn to the Alzheimer’s Association for information, resources and support. In turn, these companies often support the Association through event sponsorships, corporate Walk to End Alzheimer’s teams, monetary gifts, volunteerism and more. Companies can also empower employees to support the vision of the Alzheimer’s Association through workplace giving.
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Registration Open: Walk and Alz Stars
It’s that time of year again to lace up your tennis shoes and join the fight against Alzheimer’s disease! We need you to help us realize our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s disease by participating in Walk to End Alzheimer’s™ and ALZ Stars™ events.
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We Need You…To Join Our Board of Directors
The Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter is now seeking talented and dynamic individuals to join our Board of Directors. The Greater Illinois Chapter’s Board of Directors is an elite group of recognized leaders in Illinois dedicated to ending Alzheimer’s disease. Illinois is poised to see a 14% increase in the number of people affected by Alzheimer’s disease by 2025. We need a strong Board of Directors to ensure the Chapter’s ability to meet the growing demand for services.
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Upcoming Community Education Programs:

February 1, 2012 | Audio Conference
Open Forum: Questions & Suggestions

February 6, 2012 | Park Ridge
Know The Ten Signs: Early Detection Matters

February 13, 2012 | Chicago
The Boomer Generation: What you need to know about Alzheimer’s disease

February 16, 2012 | North Aurora
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

February 18, 2012 | Rockford
Managing Stress: Caring for Ourselves while Caring for Others

February 22, 2012 | Bourbonnais
Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: The Basics

February 23, 2012 | Plainfield
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

February 23, 2012 | McHenry
Meaningful Activities to Address Challenging Behaviors

Febuary 25, 2012 | Gurnee
Tips and Tricks for Caregivers

February 29, 2012 | Lincolnshire
The Boomer Generation: What you need to know about Alzheimer’s disease

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