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In the U.S. alone there are almost 6 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s Disease and nearly 200,000 in Michigan alone. The Alzheimer’s Association is a voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating the disease through research and the promotion of brain health; its Michigan branch is inviting Ypsilanti residents to learn more about the disease April 13.
“We understand the importance of Alzheimer’s disease care and support programs and services in Washtenaw County,” said Ashley Elliston-Cowher, Program Coordinator for the Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Great Lakes Chapter. “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 event will be held at the Ypsilanti Senior Citizens Center from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. The goal of the meeting is to provide resources to those individuals who might be going through the disease and for their family members.
“Working together with Ypsilanti volunteers, the Alzheimer’s Association can ensure families have the resources needed to face the many challenges associated with the disease,” wrote event organizers. “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 Ypsilanti community in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.”
The Center is located at 1015 N Congress St. in Ypsilanti. Register by going online to AlzCommunityForum.org or call 800-272-3900.