The holiday’s are all about embracing new friends and catching up with familiar faces. But for families touched by Alzheimer’s, the holiday can be a challenging time of year. Since 1982, Alzheimer’s Orange County (AOC), formerly known as the Alzheimer’s Association, has been a community resource and an ally to families afflicted by the disease. Currently 85,000+ Orange County residents are currently living with Alzheimer’s! This disease is the fourth-leading cause of death locally.
While its name has changed, its vision for eradicating Alzheimer’s remains the same. Now an independent organization, the nonprofit is better able to serve Orange County and has big plans for 2016. What to know more? Come hear from AOC representatives first-hand at its Holiday Open House and Art Exhibition, featuring its internationally acclaimed Memories in the Making collection in Irvine on Dec. 16 at 5 p.m.
The no-cost event will unite community members living with the disease, along with AOC supporters, caregivers and partners in the fight against Alzheimer’s. And the internationally acclaimed Memories in the Making 2016 collection will also be unveiled. Attendees will learn more about the disease, available support programs, services for families and caregivers, local clinical trial enrollment opportunities, and more.
Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015, at 5 p.m.
Alzheimer’s Orange County
2515 McCabe Way, Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92614
MEDIA CONTACT: Natalie Rietkerk, HKA, Inc. Marketing Communications, (714) 426-0444/cell: (714)519-9189
About Alzheimer’s Orange County
Alzheimer’s Orange County provides programs and services, free of charge, to Orange County residents with Alzheimer’s and related dementia disorders, their families, caregivers, and the community. Alzheimer’s Orange County began as an independent 501c3 nonprofit in 1982, became a chapter of the national Alzheimer’s Association in 1984, and in December 2015, became an independent nonprofit again with all fundraising going toward care, support and research in Orange County, Calif. Alzheimer’s is a devastating neurodegenerative illness that weakens the memory and other cognitive and emotional functions. For more information, call the Helpline at 1-844-373-4400, or visit www.alzoc.org Find Alzheimer’s Orange County on Facebook and Twitter.