Alzheimer's Association Searching For Representatives

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SPRINGFIELD-----If you can make a big impact in generating awareness about Alzheimer's Disease in central Illinois, then The Alzheimer's Association, Greater Illinois Chapter,  wants you.

The association is looking for individuals interested in becoming Alzheimer's Association Community Representatives in the Springfield area.

Alzheimer's disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. Representatives will assist the Alzheimer's Association education team by presenting brief education programs in the communities they serve and representing the Association at health fairs and other community events.

Those in the role also speak to community organizations about the mission, programs and services of the Alzheimer's Association as well as perform outreach to church, school or senior clubs.

Volunteers must be organized, energized and comfortable with public speaking. Professional experience in dementia care is not required. To avoid conflicts of interest, representatives cannot work with organizations or programs that are potential referral sources for the Association. They must also undergo a screening and background check.

The Greater Illinois Chapter serves 68 counties with offices in Bloomington, Carbondale, Chicago, Joliet, Rockford and Springfield. For more information, call the Helpline at 800.272.3900.

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