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Alzheimer's Association, Greater Illinois Chapter

  Agency Contact Information:
Address: 1150 Essington Road, Suite 109
Joliet, IL 60435
Phone: 815.744.0804
Fax: 815.773.7340
Toll Free Phone: 800.272.3900 (Helpline)
Email: GI.Chapter@alz.org
Website: www.alzheimers-illinois.org
  Service Profile:
Service/program name: Advocacy
Description: Monitors local, state, federal and national legislation which affects Alzheimer's patients and their families. It keeps legislators and policy makers informed of the impact of this disease and developments, while seeking to influence them to support better service and support.

Service/program name: Educational Programs
Description: Provide speakers and presentations for groups ranging from church congregations to police departments. Training seminars are available for a variety of professional and personal needs.

Service/program name: Helpline
Description: Maintain a telephone service for caregivers, giving information, support and guidance to those needing relief from the pressures of giving care. Experienced volunteers respond to callers.
Phone: 800.272.3900

Service/program name: Support Groups
Description: These groups are for caregivers, family members, Alzheimer's Disease victims, professionals or anyone whose life has been touched by Alzheimer's. The group gatherings are held to tell experiences, share solutions, and relax with others in the same situation.

Service/program name: Safe Return
Description: Safe Return is a national, government-funded program of the Alzheimer's Association that assists in the identification and safe, timely return of individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias who wander off, sometimes for from home, and become lost.
  General Information:
Description: Provides education and support to Alzheimer's victims and their families to lessen the physical and emotional burden placed on the caregiver and patient.

A Pledge for Life Partnership Initiative
189 E. Court Street, Suite 600
Kankakee, IL 60901
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