Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Welcome 2011!

From the Staff and Volunteers
of the Northern Michigan Region
we want to wish you all a

May 2011 be the year we find the cure!

(offices will be closed on Dec 30 & 31)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

From the Staff and Volunteers:

Merry Christmas
and Happy New Year

See you in 2011!

(Offices will be closed Dec 24, Dec 27, Dec 30, & Dec 31.)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

National Alzheimer's Project Act (NAPA) Update

On December 15, 2010, the National Alzheimer’s Project Act was passed unanimously by the House of Representatives. It is now on the way to the White House for the President’s signature. This is a major victory for the Alzheimer’s Association and, once enacted, NAPA will create a national strategic plan to address and overcome the rapidly escalating crisis of Alzheimer’s.

By 2050 nearly 16 million Americans will have Alzheimer’s, yet there is no national plan to deal with this looming crisis. The National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA) would establish an inter-agency advisory council to address the government’s efforts on Alzheimer’s research, care, institutional services, and home- and community-based programs.

Many other countries have developed or are developing plans, the United States is lagging behind these nations: Australia, South Korea, Norway, France, England, Scotland, India, Malta, Cyprus, and Wales.

Fill out
this form on-line to urge President Obama to sign this legislation!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Tell Congress to Pass the National Alzheimer's Project Act (N.A.P.A.)

The Senate unanimously voted in favor of the National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA), which now goes to the House. Urgent action is needed to ensure that NAPA passes this year! Make your voice heard by sending a message to your Representative.

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

New Council Member - Eric Winkelman

The Northern Michigan Region of the Alzheimer’s Association is pleased and honored to announce our new Regional Council member, Eric Winkelman. Eric has been a resident of Leelanau County since 1990. He has been involved with numerous activities to preserve the beauty of Leelanau County from development.

Eric’s life has been personally touched by the effects of Alzheimer’s Disease, beginning with the loss of his father in 1979 and his mother in 2003, who both passed away due to complications of the disease. More recently, Eric lost his 64 year old step-brother, also to Alzheimer’s Disease.

Eric’s late father’s charitable Southeast Michigan foundation has been very supportive, of the Alzheimer’s Association mission “to eliminate Alzheimer's Disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected…” and to one day find a cure.

He and his wife Barbara, have three sons, and one granddaughter, and spend the vast majority of their time in Glen Arbor, Michigan.