Join community forum on Alzheimer's April 17 in Crystal Lake

Submitted by The Alzheimer’s Association Illinois Chapter

The Alzheimer's Association Illinois Chapter is hosting a community forum on Alzheimer's from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at Home State Bank, 40 Grant St., Crystal Lake.

It is an opportunity for people to gather in a neutral setting where they can ask questions about the disease, discuss their experiences, learn about resources, and discover how to engage in the cause.

It is designed as a strategy to organize community engagement and better understand how Alzheimer's programs and services can be responsive to local communities. Some goals are to listen to the experiences of the community related to the cause and to identify needs, gaps in resources, and opportunities.

Join them for light refreshments and to learn more about Alzheimer's, dementia and memory loss. Bring a friend who has been affected by the disease. Together we can share our thoughts on how Northern Illinois can come together to help people in our community.

To register, email Sue Sklar at or

The Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's research, care and support. Our 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. The Alzheimer's Association Illinois Chapter covers an 87-county area with offices in Chicago, Joliet, Rockford, Springfield, Bloomington, Peoria, Quincy and Carbondale. Since 1980, the chapter has provided reliable information and care consultation; created supportive services for families; increased funding for dementia research; and influenced public policy changes. The Illinois Chapter serves more than half a million Illinois residents affected by Alzheimer's disease, including more than 220,000 Illinois residents living with the disease. For more information visit or call the free 24-hour Helpline at (800) 272-3900.

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