Monday, March 14, 2011
The fund was created in 2005 to aid individuals and families affected by Alzheimer's disease in communities throughout Colorado. It supports individuals and families in Colorado who care for persons with Alzheimer’s, and provides these Coloradans with a 24-hour help line, education classes, support groups, caregiver respite, and family counseling services. The bill signed today extends the life of the fund until the year 2020. The bill was heard in the Senate Finance Committee today, and passed unanimously.
Senator Newell, who lost her father to Alzheimer’s, shared the following comment on the bill signing today:
"In memory of my dad, I'm grateful to be part of helping people with Alzheimer's and their caregivers. I'm honored to be the sponsor of a bill that provides support for families like mine struggling through the lost years, lost names, and ultimately, lost lives. It's important to remember this is not a senior issue. It's a Colorado issue."
The Fund has raised over a half a million dollars since its creation to help Colorado families facing the effects of Alzheimer’s because of the generosity of Colorado taxpayers.
Coloradans support the Alzheimer's Association Fund by making a voluntary contribution through a check-off on their state tax returns.
Posted by Politics Colorado at 10:05 AM