Monday, May 2, 2016

SkyZone Cleveland - Awesome, Healthy and Fun for The Longest Day

On June 20th from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. bring your friends, family and co-workers to Sky Zone Westlake and Sky Zone Highland Heights to participate in a day of AWESOME, HEALTHY, FUN. Join Sky Zone and Kemper House as they honor John Kemper and everyone facing Alzheimer's disease. Click below for the complete schedule of fabulous events. #EndAlz

Friday, April 22, 2016

Title Boxing Fights to End Alz for The Longest Day

Support the "Title Boxing Fights to End Alz" Longest Day team. Members from the community are invited to attend a family-friendly boxing event in order to honor the strength, passion and endurance of those facing this devastating disease and their caregivers. Donate $25.00 to reserve your boxing bag at Title Boxing locations in Solon, Highland Hts. or Mentor. Help us ‪#‎EndAlz‬

Monday, April 18, 2016

Support "A Challenging Journey's" Longest Day team. Joan Uronis was diagnosed in June of 2011 with younger on-set Alzheimer's disease. Living with Alzheimer's is a challenging journey for the person with the disease as well as their caregiver. Joan is participating in Longest Day to honor the strength, passion and endurance of those facing this devastating disease and their caregivers, including her devoted and loving husband, Al. Donate $10.00 for each hour you read to support her team. Help her ‪#‎EndAlz‬

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Join "Woody’s Wanderers" in honoring their beloved father, Woody Keim on June 18th at the @ClevelandMetroparks North Chagrin Reservation. The Longest Day team will be walking/hiking their favorite trail and would love for you to join them. If you can’t be there, they would love for you to honor Woody by walking a favorite trail near you, or even just around the block. They hope to raise $2,000. Help them ‪#‎ENDALZ‬ .

Friday, April 1, 2016

Last year, Team Soto raised $2,271 during "The Longest Day" honoring family members who have been affected by Alzheimer’s disease. This year they host Quartermania, a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, and painting party on June 12th in Lorain. Help them ‪#‎ENDALZ‬

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Lorain County Needs Assessment Answered Important Questions

In 2013, the Alzheimer’s Association Cleveland Area Chapter was the recipient of a very generous bequest restricted to “programs and services for the residents of Lorain County”. The bequest was made by Angelo LoPresti in honor of his wife, Frances, who had Alzheimer’s disease. In order to ensure that this gift made the greatest impact on the community, the chapter commissioned an outside consulting firm to conduct a needs assessment of Lorain County. The work began in November of 2014 and concluded in July of this year. The community assessment included interviews with five focus groups​ of key stakeholders​, ​an ​analysis of ​demographic data,​​ a survey of participants of Alzheimer’s Association services, and a community survey ​sent ​to​ 5,000​  randomly selected ​residents of​ Lorain County, age 50 older. 

The assessment set out to answer some very important questions.
  • What are the needs of the residents of Lorain County related to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia support services?
  • How well are our services currently meeting that need?
  • What additional support services are needed in Lorain County to support residents living with or caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia?
  • How should we structure our presence in Lorain County to meet key challenges and opportunities?
  • How do we ensure that our programs and services align with and directly advance the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association and our strategic initiatives in Lorain County?

A summary of the assessment’s key findings can be found by clicking hereThis work helped to identify our priorities for Lorain County.

As a result, our new three-year plan for serving the estimated 5,500 Lorain County residents with dementia and the estimated 11,000 caregivers will be fulfilled by providing more knowledge and information about the disease so families are able to plan, make decisions, and feel more supported by life’s transitions. Those impacted by the disease will also have access to a supportive network of others affected by the disease. Ultimately, the goal is for Lorain County to become a more dementia friendly community through outreach and education with health care providers, faith-based organizations and the community at large.

As the population of Lorain County ages, more people will be impacted by this disease (estimated 6,500 by 2030). The population of each city, village and township will be impacted proportionally. Our findings suggest that preparing for the future will require a community, not just an organizational response. The end of Alzheimer’s starts with you. Our Helpline(800.272.3900) is always open. You can help by referring someone to us who needs our help. We welcome your calls and look forward to expanding our reach in our communities. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. Join our fight for the more than 5 million individuals living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.