Friday, February 27, 2015

Thanks for Rallying with Us in Albany!





Temperatures dipped to 12 below zero early Tuesday morning, yet 180 people gathered in the NYS Legislative Office Building’s Well, to support what was easily our biggest Rally to End Alzheimer’s! More than fifty advocates from our Chapter area – from dedicated caregivers to health care students – passionately shared with elected officials that Alzheimer’s disease services sorely need the proposed increase in funding of $25 million. We received great media response from local and state government reporters, which carried our message even further.

We thank everyone who took an active role in being there, recruiting others to attend, and speaking out on behalf of what we know needs to happen on the state level. We cannot cause change without your voice. Let’s work together to end Alzheimer’s suffering. To get involved, call us at 800-272-3900.


Monday, February 9, 2015

Weather Alert!



Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Due to the potential for inclement weather: 

Fishkill CGSG  meeting scheduled for tonight at All Sport Fishkill is canceled.
Sullivan County CGSG in Sullivan County scheduled for tonight at Achieve is canceled.


If you need assistance, please call our 24hr helpline that is 
open even during icy conditions at 1-800-272-3900.

Thank you and stay safe and warm! 


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Due to icy condition of the Promenade parking lot, the New Windsor CGSG is canceled for tonight Tuesday, February 10th.   If you need assistance, please call our 24hr helpline that is open even during icy conditions at 1-800-272-3900.

Thank you and stay safe and warm! 

Monday, February 9, 2015

Due to the winter weather conditions, the Chapter offices are closed today, Monday, February 9th. All programs and support groups are canceled.  If you need assistance, please call our 24hr helpline that is open even on snowy days at 1-800-272-3900.

Thank you and stay safe and warm! 

Addressing Disparities: Alzheimer's Disease and African-Americans





Wednesday, February 18, 2015
10 a.m., Riverfront Library, Yonkers Room

In collaboration with the:

Alzheimer's Association
Hudson Valley/Rockland/Westchester, NY Chapter
and
Yonkers Office for the Aging


To RSVP, contact Jonelle Ward at 800.272.3900

Alzheimer’s Association

Monday, January 26, 2015

Join Us at The Rally to End Alzheimer's!





NEW YORKERS!

Alzheimer's is not just an old person's disease
It's everyone's burden

Over 380,000 New Yorkers suffer from Alzheimer's
And one million have a partner, a parent or a friend
who is caregiving


SPEAK UP WITH US


Your Voice. Our Cause.
Together, we can change how
Albany views Alzheimer's!

Tuesday, February 24,2015 

"The Well" of the
Legislative Office Building
Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY


$10 fee includes attendance, lunch and bus. We pick up from all over Hudson Valley!

Register by clicking here or emailing Michele at mmuir@alz.org
or call 800-272-3900

For more information visit the Alzheimer's Association Hudson Valley/Rockland/
Westchester, NY Chapter on Facebook or
online at:  www.alz.org/hudsonvalley

Monday, December 22, 2014

Wishing Peace on Earth & a World Without Alzheimer's

Join us in 2015 in the fight against Alzheimer's!
Sat, Feb 14

 Tues, Feb 24
 Mar 23-25
Flag Football - Sat, Apr 25

Sun, Jun 21

 Regional Conference
Monday, Sept 21
 Saturdays, Sundays - Sept & Oct

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Your Donation will now be doubled!

Editor's Note: This news is just in. Members of our Chapter Board will be giving to our local Alzheimer's Association - and if you join them by December 31st, they will match your gift. Your money will go twice as far!

Imagine waking up and not remembering the person next to you or the family member who comes to visit… or being that family member or friend, helplessly standing by as Alzheimer’s disease ravages the mind, changes the behavior, and steals the memories of your loved one…   Many of you well know the devastation of this disease.  You’ve been touched personally or seen a friend or neighbor struggle through the process.

No socioeconomic factors make us immune to this debilitating disease.  Someone develops Alzheimer’s every 67 seconds, and right now, we cannot prevent, cure, or even slow its progression.  It is estimated that the disease will cost society $214 billion dollars in 2014 alone, but the human cost is incalculable.  Family, friends, and communities are profoundly impacted as they lose the person they know and the opportunity to make and share lasting connections.

As a country, we have made tremendous strides in discovering cures for other devastating illnesses.  Now Alzheimer’s needs to be the focus of the same concerted efforts.  Each year, Alzheimer’s kills more Americans than breast and prostate cancers combined… but it remains one of the most critical unaddressed public health issues in America.

The Alzheimer’s Association is the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research, and we are committed to finding a cure.  We connect and convene the greatest minds in Alzheimer's science to collaborate, address common challenges, and share new discoveries. We are also working to ensure that our national policy and research agendas reflect the importance of Alzheimer's disease as a leading cause of disability and death and an emerging health care crisis. In order to insure that our visions are realized, we need your financial help to support these efforts and our local services. 

Over 3,000 individuals contacted our Chapter’s 24-hour helpline in the past year for information about Alzheimer’s and services such as support groups, educational programs, care consultations, family socials, our “Time Away” program and safety services.  We are making a difference in so many lives, but there is much more to do.  There are over 40,000 people in Westchester, Orange, Rockland, Dutchess, Ulster, Putnam, and Sullivan Counties who need our help.

Those affected by the disease are counting on us, and we hope we can count on you for a generous year-end contribution.  The end of Alzheimer’s disease starts right here.

If you have not already responded to this opportunity to make a gift, please consider doing so today by calling our office at 800-272-3900 or making a secure online donation.  We'd also appreciate your help in reaching others who want to bring an end to Alzheimer's but who may not yet have participated in this campaign.

Thank you again for your support.  What a great way to start the New Year!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Do a Little Big Thing


Imagine waking up and not remembering the person next to you or the family member who comes to visit… or being that family member or friend, helplessly standing by as Alzheimer’s disease ravages the mind, changes the behavior, and steals the memories of your loved one…   Many of you well know the devastation of this disease.  You’ve been touched personally or seen a friend or neighbor struggle through the process.

No socioeconomic factors make us immune to this debilitating disease.  Someone develops Alzheimer’s every 67 seconds, and right now, we cannot prevent, cure, or even slow its progression.  It is estimated that the disease will cost society $214 billion dollars in 2014 alone, but the human cost is incalculable.  Family, friends, and communities are profoundly impacted as they lose the person they know and the opportunity to make and share lasting connections.

As a country, we have made tremendous strides in discovering cures for other devastating illnesses.  Now Alzheimer’s needs to be the focus of the same concerted efforts.  Each year, Alzheimer’s kills more Americans than breast and prostate cancers combined… but it remains one of the most critical unaddressed public health issues in America.

The Alzheimer’s Association is the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research, and we are committed to finding a cure.  We connect and convene the greatest minds in Alzheimer's science to collaborate, address common challenges, and share new discoveries. We are also working to ensure that our national policy and research agendas reflect the importance of Alzheimer's disease as a leading cause of disability and death and an emerging health care crisis. In order to insure that our visions are realized, we need your financial help to support these efforts and our local services. 

Over 3,000 individuals contacted our Chapter’s 24-hour helpline in the past year for information about Alzheimer’s and services such as support groups, educational programs, care consultations, family socials, our “Time Away” program and safety services.  We are making a difference in so many lives, but there is much more to do.  There are over 40,000 people in Westchester, Orange, Rockland, Dutchess, Ulster, Putnam, and Sullivan Counties who need our help.

Those affected by the disease are counting on us, and we hope we can count on you for a generous year-end contribution.  The end of Alzheimer’s disease starts right here.

If you have not already responded to this opportunity to make a gift, please consider doing so today by calling our office at 800-272-3900 or making a secure online donation.  We'd also appreciate your help in reaching others who want to bring an end to Alzheimer's but who may not yet have participated in this campaign.

Thank you again for your support.  What a great way to start the New Year!