You are invited to join the Azura Advocacy Team as they participate in Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Advocacy Day at the State Capitol in Madison on Tuesday, March 7, 2017.
This annual event is sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association and in the past has resulted in increased funding for disease research, education and programming across the State. Most recently the Advocacy Day has been instrumental in seeking a $1 million increase in respite funding for caregivers, continuation and expansion of the Dementia Specialist program and the creation of the Silver Alert program.
The day begins at the Wisconsin State Capitol Building, North Hearing Room with advocate training at which many of today’s pressing issues related to Wisconsin becoming Dementia Capable will be discussed. This is then followed by a lunch and an opportunity to meet with local legislators and their staff persons. There is no cost to attend, but reservations in advance are required.
Azura will be putting together car pools from different locations throughout the State or you can also drive yourself. If you are interested in joining the Azura Advocacy Team, please contact Cassandra Zimmer, Social Media and Communications Assistant for Azura Memory Care at 608-284-0910 by Wednesday, February 22nd.