Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter to Host Community Forum in Hammond
Feb 20 05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
Purdue University Northwest - Hammond
The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter is hosting a Community Forum in Hammond to better understand the needs of the community and reach more residents affected by the disease. The public is invited to come together to ask questions about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, share their personal experiences, learn about available resources and discover volunteer opportunities.
An estimated 8,500 people in Lake County are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease and another 25,500 are caregivers. Nearly 85,000 residents are over the age of 65, putting them at increased risk of developing the disease.
“No individual or family should navigate the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease alone,” said Natalie Sutton, Executive Director of the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter. “This is part of a series of Community Forums we are hosting across the state to hear feedback from those affected and ensure residents are aware of the programs and services available to them.”
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 in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Register online at alz.org/indiana/helping_you/community-forum or via the 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900
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