Let Your Voice Be Heard: Attend State Alzheimer's and Dementia Task Force Listening Sessions
Help Chart the Future of Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support in Ohio
This month, residents from all over Ohio will have an opportunity to provide critical input to members of the Ohio Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Task Force as the Task Force formulates recommendations that will form Ohio’s first state Alzheimer’s Plan.
The Task Force, which was appointed by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, is charged with building a plan that will be the hallmark of Ohio’s strategic response to the impact of Alzheimer’s and dementia, a growing public health crisis that impacts 220,000 Ohioans ages 65 and older.
A series of in-person and virtual listening sessions have been scheduled around the state to hear from people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, their caregivers, and those working in related fields. Last week, the Task Force held the first in-person sessions in Northeast Ohio. If individuals missed those sessions, virtual sessions are available.
The goal is for Ohioans to offer input about services and additional support needed for those living with dementia.
Your voice is critically important in this process.
I encourage everyone who can to attend one of the sessions listed below and to provide comments you think could be helpful, so the Task Force understands all the devastating impacts Alzheimer’s brings, but also the opportunities for early detection, diagnosis, and enhanced support.
In-Person Listening Sessions
Thursday, December 9, 2-4 p.m., University of Toledo, Brady Engineering Innovation Center,1600 N. Westwood Ave., Toledo, OH 43606. Register at https://bit.ly/3IpKF6q
Monday, December 13, 10 a.m.-noon, Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University; Shriver Center, The John Dolibois Room – A, 701 E. Spring St., Oxford, OH 45056. Register at https://bit.ly/3pkDaVu
Tuesday, December 14, 1-3 p.m., University of Cincinnati College of Medicine; E-255 Medical Services Building, 231 Albert Sabin Way, Cincinnati, OH 45229. Register at https://bit.ly/3Dlp77g
Thursday, December 16, 1-3 p.m., Ohio State University Health Science Colleges; The Longaberger Alumni House, 2200 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43210. Register at https://bit.ly/3G7CKIJ
Virtual Listening Sessions:
Wednesday, December 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Register at https://bit.ly/31urIOF
Friday, December 17, 10 a.m.-noon. Register at https://bit.ly/3DnffKa
Monday, December 20, 3-5 p.m. Register at https://bit.ly/3DmpWMT
Additional details for each session can be found at the following link Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias Task Force.