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Alzheimer's Association - Greater East Ohio Area Chapter

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The Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter provides free support and resources to individuals living with memory loss, and their caregivers. Our service area covers seventeen counties. We raise funds to provide these services and to advance global research on dementia. The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. The disease currently affects more than five million American adults and is the 6th leading cause of death in the country. It is the only cause of death among the top 10 in the US that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed down.

On The Longest Day, the summer solstice, the Alzheimer’s Association calls on everyone to use an activity that they love to fight Alzheimer’s.

We’re looking for 16 leaders, representing the 16 hours of daylight on The Longest Day, to be a part of making that day a success by joining our 2020 Volunteer Committee.

  • Committee Chair & Co-Chairs "The Coaches"
  • Recruitment Committee "The Networkers"
  • Engagement Committee "The Support Team"
The Longest Day has the potential to grow the impact of the Alzheimer’s Association to reach every community across Ohio. We need volunteers like you to expand our reach and make that possible.

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About Alzheimer's Association - Greater East Ohio Area Chapter



Mission Statement

The Alzheimer’s Association is the only
national non-profit voluntary organization dedicated to conquering Alzheimer’s disease through research and to providing education and support to people with Alzheimer’s disease, their families and caregivers.


Ÿ CHAPTER SERVICES INCLUDE (service area is the Akron, Canton and Youngstown community):

24/7 HelpLine:
A telephone assistance service, which provides information, literature, support
services and referral to specific Association programs and/or community
resources. Ÿ

Care Management Programs: Family-centered programs
that offer personalized guidance to families; helps families make informed
choices as they cope with difficult issues.
Safe Return/MedicAlert: For
those who wander, a national registry ID program to help register and identify
individuals who are memory impaired due to Alzheimer’s disease. Ÿ

Support Groups: Over 30 support groups who meet regularly
throughout the Greater East Ohio Area, facilitated by a professional and/or
family caregiver.

Early Stage Support Groups: On-going groups and programs for persons diagnosed with
early-stage dementia and their caregiver. Living with Alzheimer's, a five month series is available throughout the service area.


Community Education:
Educational programs for caregivers, professionals and the community. Each office also offers a speaker’s bureau
and attends health fairs.

Professional Education: Educational Conferences are held yearly
offering professionals continued education about Alzheimer’s disease and
related disorders.

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