The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter is hosting two Community Forums in Indianapolis to better understand the needs of the community and reach more residents affected by the disease. The public is invited to come together to ask questions about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, share their personal experiences, learn about available resources and discover volunteer opportunities.

About 12,000 people in Marion County alone are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and another 35,000 are caregivers. Nearly 117,000 Marion County residents are 65 years of age or older, putting them at increased risk of developing the disease.

“No individual or family should navigate the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease alone,” said Natalie Sutton, Executive Director of the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter. “This is part of a series of Community Forums we are hosting across the state to hear feedback from those affected and ensure residents are aware of the programs and services available to them.”

Community Forums are hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association in communities across the country, where families are invited to come together with Association staff and volunteers to mobilize in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.

The meeting details are below. Light refreshments will be provided.

What: Indianapolis East Side Community Forum

Where: John Boner Community Center, 2236 E 10th St., Indianapolis, IN

When: Thursday, May 16 from 6 – 7 p.m.

Register: Online at bit.ly/indyeastforum or via the 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900

What: Indianapolis South Side Community Forum

Where: University of Indianapolis Health Pavilion, 1643 E. Hanna Ave., Indianapolis, IN

When: Thursday, May 23 from 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Register: Online at bit.ly/indysouthforum or via the 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900

About Alzheimer’s Association®

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s®. Visit www.alz.org or call 800.272.3900.