Alzheimer’s Association to Offer Free Education Programs Online
Association Stresses Commitment to Mission Amid COVID-19 Outbreak
Providence, R.I., March 25, 2020 – The Alzheimer’s Association Rhode Island Chapter, in partnership with the Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter, announced today it will begin offering education programs online amid the COVID-19 outbreak as the association continues to pursue its mission.
Based on guidance from local public health agencies, both chapters are replacing all in-person community programs across Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire with web-based educational programs. These no-cost programs feature information on topics including the signs of Alzheimer's disease, diagnosis, communication strategies, safety tips, living with Alzheimer's, and caregiving techniques. The Simons Spring Research Forum on April 1st will also be available online.
All online programs can now be found at communityresourcefinder.org.
“The health and safety of our constituents, volunteers and staff remain of utmost importance during this COVID-19 outbreak, but we are committed to continuing our mission and providing support to those in need,” said Donna M. McGowan, Executive Director of the Alzheimer’s Association’s Rhode Island Chapter. “Offering these education programs online will help ensure individuals living with Alzheimer’s, their caregivers, and their families continue to have access to these vital resources.”
While the Alzheimer’s Association staff is working remotely, operations will continue to support the organization’s mission. The Alzheimer’s Association’s 24/7 Helpline is fully operational, and is available for around-the-clock care and support at 1.800.272.3900. Through this free service, specialists and master’s-level clinicians will continue to offer confidential support and information to people living with the disease, caregivers, families and the public.
Please visit https://alz.org/ri for the most up-to-date information on all upcoming meetings and events.
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