What is your organization’s mission statement?
- 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.
What population do you serve?
The Alzheimer’s Association provides care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. The Central Ohio Chapter provides support to those affected in 14 counties located in Central Ohio.
What region or area do you provide services in?
The Alzheimer’s Association has local chapters across the nation, providing services within each community. Our Central Ohio chapter serves 14 counties in the Central Ohio area.
How and when did the organization get started?
The Alzheimer’s Association, Central Ohio Chapter started in 1979 as an informal group of volunteers and caregivers. We now The reach thousands of people each year through education and direct patient care programs.
How many employees do you have?
We have 16 employees.
How do your programs or services help the community?
The Alzheimer’s Association, Central Ohio Chapter is committed to meeting the needs of persons affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia through family and clinical support, education, advocacy, and research.
Caregiver Support Groups: Support groups meet monthly to provide the people who are helping someone suffering from Alzheimer’s an opportunity to share their experiences and receive support from others. There is no cost or commitment to attend.
Education Programs: The Alzheimer’s Association, Central Ohio Chapter offers educational programs for family caregivers, health care professionals and the community.
Speakers’ Bureau: Volunteers assist in raising community awareness about Alzheimer’s Disease by presenting information to community groups.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s: The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is a national event to help advance research and support for those living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.
“The Walk” brings together family, friends, caregivers and concerned community members in our 14 county service area and provides the opportunity to make a difference and provide hope to the millions affected.
Name: Jennifer Monroe-Sega
Organization: Families For a Cure
Work: (614) 457-6003
1379 Dublin Road
Columbus, OH 43215