2019-01-16 / News

Alzheimer’s Association Georgia Chapter to host first ever community forum

Town hall-style meeting to mobilize local community members in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease

Local residents are invited to take part in a community forum on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The forum provides an opportunity for residents of all ages to come together to ask questions about the disease, share their personal experiences, learn about available resources and discover volunteer opportunities to support families affected by the disease.

“We understand the importance of Alzheimer’s disease care and support programs and services across the CSRA,” said Beth Williams, Program and Service Director for the Alzheimer’s Association, Augusta Service area. “Community forums are hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association in communities across the country, where families are invited to come together with Association staff and volunteers to mobilize our community in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.”

The Alzheimer’s Association believes no individual or family should navigate the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease alone. Community forums hosted by the Association bring together families affected by the disease with dedicated staff and volunteers to open conversation in an effort to bolster resources, programs and services to support families in their communities.

Working together with local volunteers, the Alzheimer’s Association can ensure families have the resources needed to face the many challenges associated with the disease. Community volunteers are essential in helping the Alzheimer’s Association best serve the needs of families affected by the disease, in driving awareness and in mobilizing the community in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.

The meeting will be held in Augusta, at the Wallace Branch Library located at 1237 Laney Walker Blvd. on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 10 a.m. To register, call 800.272.3900. Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information on community forums, visit www.alz.org.

There are more than 5.7 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States. In Georgia alone, there are 140,000, and that number is projected to reach 190,000 by 2025.

About Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Its mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

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