Save the Date! 2012 Alzheimer's Awareness Day at the Georgia State Capitol will be Monday, February 13, 2012.
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Drop-In Lunch--Advocates with Legislators--Central Presbyterian Church
12:15 p.m. Kickoff Program--Central Presbyterian Church
1:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Legislator Visits--Capitol
5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. Closing/Candlelight Tribute Rally--Capitol Steps--Washington Street
Check back soon for training details.
National Alzheimer's Project Act Town Hall Meeting--Thank you for joining us and providing input during the National Alzheimer's Project Town Hall Georgia Input Session on Saturday, August 13! 187 Georgians from across the state joined us--many provided verbal input and many others provided written input. To see a summary of the Georgia Input Session, please click here.
If you were unable to attend one of the sessions, or for more information on NAPA, you may go to the Association's NAPA website and comment online at www.alz.org/NAPA.
New Alzheimer's Ambassador Named:
Our National Public Policy Office in Washington, DC, which initiated the Alzheimer’s Ambassador Program, has named a new Alzheimer's Ambassadors from Georgia--Gary Eklund. Gary will serve as Ambassador to Congressman Tom Price. He joins Carolne Smith--Rome, Dianna Massey--Norcross, Bob Oxford--Dalton, Jim Williams--Smyrna, Atlanta Councilperson Felicia Moore--Atlanta in becoming the face of the Alzheimer's Association to Georgia's federal elected officials.
The role of the ambassador is to become the face of the Alzheimer's Association by meeting with either the elected official or his staff quarterly, to keep the dialogue going about Alzheimer's.
Current federal priorities include:
Interested in looking up Federal or GA Legislation? These two sites will help:
For Federal Legislation, such as Health Care Reform:
For Georgia Legislation: