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Alzheimer’s Association Georgia Chapter to host first Community Forum in Sumter County, Feburary 12, 2020

Sumter County residents are invited to take part in a Community Forum on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The forum provides an opportunity for residents of all ages to come together to ask questions about the disease, share their personal experiences, learn about available resources and discover volunteer opportunities to support families affected by the disease.

“We understand the importance of Alzheimer’s disease care and support programs and services in Sumter County,” said David Marlowe, Director of Programs and Services for the Alzheimer’s Association, Chattahoochee Valley service area. “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 Alzheimer’s Association believes no individual or family should navigate the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease alone. Community forums hosted by the Association bring together families affected by the disease with dedicated staff and volunteers to open conversation in an effort to bolster resources, programs and services to support families in their communities.

Working together with Sumter County volunteers, the Alzheimer’s Association can ensure families have the resources needed to face the many challenges associated with the disease. 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 Sumter county community in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.

The meeting details are below. Light refreshments will be provided.

Where

Americus Senior Center

717 North Jackson Street

Americus, Georgia 31709 

When:

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

10:00 – 11:30 am 

Register: Call 800-272-3900

There are more than 5.8 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States. In Georgia alone, there are 150,000 people in Georgia living with Alzheimer’s disease, that number is projected to reach 190,000 by 2025.

For more information on Community Forums, visit www.alz.org or call 800.272.3900.

About Alzheimer’s Association®

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Their 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. Thier vision is a world without Alzheimer’s®. Visit www.alz.org or call 800.272.3900.