May 2008 E-Newsletter

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About the Greater Illinois Chapter

Programs and Support Groups

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Upcoming Community Education Programs:

May 13, 2008
Caregiver Series Session IV
Stress Management for Caregivers
St. Pauls House
Chicago, IL

May 14, 2008
Now What Was I Saying?

Will County Sheriff’s Office
Joliet, IL

May 20, 2008
Now What Was I Saying?
Presbyterian Homes
Evanston, IL

May 20, 2008
Caregiver Series Session II
Responding to Communication Changes
Renaissance at South Shore Nursing Home
Chicago, IL

May 22, 2008
Now What Was I Saying?

Passavant Area Hospital
Jacksonville, IL

May 22, 2008
Caregiver Series Session IV
Stress Management for Caregivers
First Lutheran Church
DeKalb, IL

May 27, 2008
Caregiver Series Session III

Understanding Challenging Behaviors
Oak Crest Residence & Atrium
Elgin, IL

May 27, 2008
Caregiver Series Session III

Understanding Challenging Behaviors
Renaissance at South Shore Nursing Home
Chicago, IL

May 28, 2008
Lunch and Learn
Alzheimer’s Association
Rockford, IL

June 3, 2008
Caregiver Series Session IV

Stress Management for Caregivers
Oak Crest Residence & Atrium
Elgin, IL

June 3, 2008
Caregiver Series Session IV
Stress Management for Caregivers
Renaissance at South Shore Nursing Home
Chicago, IL

June 3, 2008
Now What Was I Saying?

University of Illinois Extension
Bourbonnais, IL

June 4, 2008
Lunch and Learn

Alzheimer’s Association
Joliet, IL

June 5, 2008
Caregiver Series Sessions I and II
Memory Loss 101 and Responding to Communication Changes
Peotone Public Library
Peotone, IL

June 10, 2008
Now What Was I Saying?

St. Joseph Hospital
Chicago, IL

June 10 and 11, 2008
Audio Conference

Caregiver Series Sessions I and II
Memory Loss 101 and Responding to Communication Changes

June 12, 2008
Caregiver Series Sessions III and IV
Understanding Challenging Behaviors and Stress Management for Caregivers
Peotone Public Library
Peotone, IL

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Upcoming Training for Professionals:

May 20, 2008
Advanced Topics in Alzheimer’s Care (Half Day)
Rest Haven Education Institute
18601 N North Creek Dr, Tinley Park, IL

May 22, 2008
Care Issues in the Late and Final Stages of Dementia
Giovanni’s Restaurant
610 N. Bell School Rd, Rockford, IL

June 4, 2008
Advanced Topics in Alzheimer’s Care (Half Day)
John A. Logan College
700 Logan College Rd - Room F1-19, Carterville, IL

View Professional Training calendar >>


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Letter from the Editor

Hello Friends,

April was a whirlwind month here at the Greater Illinois Chapter and one that brought much success. Not only was Advocacy Day attended and supported by people through out the Chapter, but our staff put on numerous important community educations programs around the Chapter, and then the first Saturday in May saw the Family Conference being enjoyed by nearly 550 people. These are some of the very great things taking place in the Chapter amongst other great accomplishments by our staff, volunteers and constituents which you can read about in this e-newsletter.

Please remember that we always love to hear from you and what you are doing throughout the Chapter to help us create awareness of Alzheimer’s disease while we continue headlong towards finding a cure. And, as always, should you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact me when you have a few moments.

Have a happy May!

Tom Molony
Director, Communications


Resources:  Community Education Explained
The Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Illinois Chapter has several informative and interactive community education offerings.
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GIC Volunteers Recognized for Their Great Works
What would any association be without its volunteers? The Alzheimer’s Association-Greater Illinois Chapter is no exception.
Read more >>

Strike Out Alzheimer’s
On Sunday, May 18, 2008 and Saturday, May 31, 2008, bowlers across the Chicagoland area will put their talents to the test as we bowl to “Strike Out Alzheimer’s”.
Find out more and register >>

Advocacy Update

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View the Chapter's May advocacy updates >>

Volunteers Time is Big Money
During 2007-08 fiscal year, Greater Illinois Chapter volunteers worked an amazing 17,342 hours across all six Chapter offices.
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Car Donations Help Chapter “Run”
The Greater Illinois Chapter and Seguin Services, Inc., offer a car donation program for people interested in making tax-deductible Gift-in-Kind donations of automobiles or other vehicles.
Read more >>