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Alzheimer's Action Day 2010

On February 11th, 2010, the Alzheimer’s Association sponsored an Alzheimer’s Action Day to protest the Governor and Legislature’s assault on seniors and abandonment of families living with Alzheimer’s disease.  Seventy-five Alzheimer’s advocates stormed the state capitol to voice their opposition to further cuts to Adult-Day Health Care (ADHC) and In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) programs. Advocates came from as far north as Chico, as far south as Irvine, and everywhere in between. We were joined by professional and family caregivers, Adult Day Health Care workers, California Alzheimer’s Disease Center staff, and nursing students, as well as advocates from the AARP and CARA (California Alliance of Retired Americans). Advocates broke into small teams and, armed with key talking points, conducted drop-in visits. Through these efforts, we reached every legislator’s office as well as the Governor’s staff to discuss the importance of these vital programs. Following the visits, advocates attended the Assembly Budget Subcommittee hearing on the proposed elimination of ADHC funding, where multiple participants testified on the negative fiscal and social impacts the cuts would have.

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