The Alzheimer’s Association, Washington State Chapter is hosting a Town Hall in Tacoma Oct. 12. This event is one of 14 being held across Washington and Northern Idaho to educate community members on the Washington State Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias.
“These town halls are an effort to continue the attention of state officials to the importance of addressing the challenges of better supporting people with Alzheimer’s and those who care for them.” says Executive Director Bob Le Roy.
The State Plan will help public and private sectors organize to address the growing population of diagnosed individuals in Washington. It addresses meeting the needs of caregivers, reducing stigma associated with dementia, raising awareness, increasing availability and affordability of long-term services and it also supports increasing the quality and availability of paid aides.
WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: MORGAN FAMILY YMCA
1002 S. Pearl St., Tacoma, WA, 98465
HOW: Free. No prior registration required.
WHO: Community leaders and members
TOWN HALL PAGE: www.alzwa.org/calendar/
About the Alzheimer’s Association:
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. It is the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research. The Association’s 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. Its vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. Visit www.alz.org or call 800-272-3900.