Illinois Action Summit

Thank you to the over 150 advocates who attended our 2017 Action Summit! Please visit this page again in January 2018 for details regarding next year’s Summit.

Join the Alzheimer's Association
Let’s work to make Illinois a dementia-capable state!

Join us for the 2017 Illinois Action Summit in Springfield, where as an Alzheimer’s awareness advocate you will have the opportunity to speak with legislators and draw critical attention to the advancement of Alzheimer’s public policies. Be a catalyst for change in Illinois and ensure that the needs of Alzheimer’s patients, family members, and caregivers are addressed.


Illinois Action Summit Itinerary

At the beginning of the summit, you will receive a briefing on the Association’s policy priorities for 2017 as well as messages to carry to legislators throughout the afternoon. The Alzheimer’s Association will also provide appropriate strategies for a successful visit.

This event provides an opportunity for you to engage with your legislators. Advocates will visit several members of both the Illinois Senate and House of Representatives, sharing personal stories and asking lawmakers for their support of active legislation designed to make Illinois a dementia capable state.

In joining this one-day effort, advocates have a chance to change the lives of nearly one million Illinois residents impacted by Alzheimer’s disease. Alongside key policy-makers who share a common vision for this cause, each individual has the capacity to make an incredible impact on how lawmakers address Alzheimer’s disease and respond to this ever-growing epidemic.

Transportation to the Capitol will be arranged from a variety of locations, with both lunch and snacks provided.

For questions, more information or to register by phone, please contact Nikita Stange at 708.669.2471 or