Bratton Estate & Elder Care Attorneys was proudly represented at the 2020 ALZ In Community Leaders Summit by our Director of Elder Care Coordination, Anne Markel-Crozier!
Each year, the Alzheimer’s Association hosts a Leadership Summit that brings together chapter members and volunteers from across the country to participate in this national meeting. Over 1,400 staff and volunteers gathered in Orlando, FL to share stories, learn about Alzheimer’s research, and see the combined impact of their fundraising efforts. The Leadership Summit gives chapter members the opportunity to celebrate their success in 2019 and get ready for the year to come!
Anne’s involvement with the Alzheimer’s Association is as a Volunteer Community Educator. In this role, Anne’s goal is to provide education to caregivers and people living with Alzheimer’s or dementia while expanding the reach of Alzheimer’s Association programs to all communities.
Throughout the weekend, Anne attended a variety of training sessions that focused on care, support, and development. Pictured left is Anne with Harry Johns, President and CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association.
After the conference, Anne shared her experience with our team and had three key takeaways:
- More Volunteers Are Needed – In order to achieve the vision of a world without Alzheimer’s and expand the reach to all communities, more committed and passionate volunteers are needed in the fight. The fight to end Alzheimer’s is only possible with the help and support of volunteers. There is power in many!
- Community Education is Essential – One of the most effective ways to help ensure the best care for those with Alzheimer’s disease is through community education. Learning about the disease and knowing what to expect can help the community provide better care for those impacted by the disease. Education is powerful!
- Never Lose Hope! – With the help of its volunteers, the Alzheimer’s Association continues to make significant strides and provides hope to all those affected by Alzheimer’s disease.
To conclude the conference, the Alzheimer’s Association announced their new vision of a world without Alzheimer’s disease and all other dementias.
We are so proud of Anne and all she has achieved in her role as a volunteer community educator!