Lakeview Senior Living is sponsoring a trip to Salem on Feb. 21 to take part in the Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy Day.
“We’re going to learn more about the latest research, care and support for dementia,” said Jennifer Whitmyer, Executive Director of Lakeview Senior Living. “We’re super excited to learn how we can make even more of a difference in our area for families struggling with dementia.”
Advocacy Day will offer training on Alzheimer’s policy issues and schedule meetings with Oregon State legislators. Spearheaded by the Alzheimer’s Association, Advocacy Day creates an opportunity to increase awareness, advocate for state and local residents who struggle with dementia, and offers training for citizens on how to work with their legislators to help find solutions.
“Nowadays, people are more afraid of dementia than they are of cancer,” said Whitmyer. “It’s critical that we come together to advocate for our loved ones with dementia and to implement the policies that will make a difference for the next generation.”
Advocacy Day begins at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 21, and will be held at the Oregon State Capitol building in Salem. Guest speakers will update attendees on the latest in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. The Alzheimer’s Association will provide training on Alzheimer’s policy issues and schedule meetings with our legislators. Lunch will be served, followed by legislative visits.
“Lakeview Senior Living is happy to offer our bus to take our local leaders, medical professionals, and anyone who wants to be heard to Advocacy Day,” said Whitmyer. “We see what dementia does, not only to our seniors, but also to their families, their finances, our local economy. We see how vulnerable people with dementia are to fraud and exploitation. We see veterans with dementia who have more than earned our respect. Dementia affects everything. You’re welcome to join us on Advocacy Day to help make some real change.”
To learn more about Advocacy Day and/or to secure your seat on the Lakeview Senior Living bus to travel to Advocacy Day call 541-921-8923.