ROSE PARADE JAN 1, 2011, FIRST TIME EVER that the ALZHEIMER”S ASSOCIATION had a float.
RIDING ON THE FLOAT WE ARE SO PROUD TO ANNOUNCE WERE FORMER STAFF MEMBERS OF ELDERLINK, LEE AND PAT SNELLER.
Lee and Pat moved to Texas to be closer to their daughter and grandchildren. Lee who has always been very active participating in many organizations noticed he was beginning to become a bit forgetful. He and Pat participated in an early Alzheimer’s study and it was determined that Lee was suffering from early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Being a proactive couple they went full board in the Dallas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and are blade runners for the organization, speaking out where and whenever possible. Elderlink is so proud of their efforts and tireless energy being the voice for all of us. CONGRATULATIONS TO PAT AND LEE FOR A JOB WELL DONE. Riding on the Alzheimer’s Float was an opportunity of a lifetime for them.
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NAPA Becomes Law
Following the unanimous approval of Congress earlier this month, and the thousands of e-mails and messages you and other advocates sent to the White House last week, I’m pleased to share that today President Obama signed the National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA) into law. Once implemented, NAPA will ensure our nation has what Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius calls an “aggressive and coordinated national strategy” to confront the present and rapidly escalating Alzheimer crisis.
Today is a day to celebrate. This is a victory for the 5.3 million people who live with Alzheimer’s in this country and the nearly 11 million caregivers. It is a victory for you and more than 300,000 other advocates who stood up and demanded that our nation’s leaders create a plan for combating this disease. The journey to take NAPA from concept to law of the land is a victory for all of us.
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