Seniors sat down with Congressman Donald Norcross to talk about Alzheimer’s legislation. This round-table discussion allowed approximately 12 Spring Hills Cherry Hill Assisted Living residents, Spring Hills Home Care staff, senior industry care givers and industry professionals, and Alzheimer’s Association staff including the NJ Advocacy Chair to speak frankly with Congressman Norcross and tell their stories about how Alzheimer’s affects them, their family members and clients. The Congressman responded to their concerns with information on what is happening on a legislative level.
The discussion looked at this growing crisis for families and the economy and how the federal government will address the challenges the disease poses as well as what actions will be taken. Some of the topics included:
- Increasing the commitment to Alzheimer’s research
- Building an Alzheimer’s public health infrastructure
- Educating providers on palliative and hospice care
Light refreshments were served.
SNJ Today and NBC10 covered the event. Check out the coverage below.
About Congress Norcross:
Congressman Norcross is committed to improving the lives of working families by focusing on the issues that matter most to them: raising wages and strengthening our economy, ensuring affordable access to a high-quality education, and supporting the brave men and women that protect our nation and our neighborhoods. He has developed a reputation as an effective, bipartisan reformer. Among his accomplishments, he led the charge to increase New Jersey’s minimum wage and championed a groundbreaking effort to improve our economy and bring new, family-sustaining jobs to the region. Congressman Norcross was appointed by the members of his caucus to serve as Assistant Whip in the 115th Congress. He was also selected to be a member of the Steering & Policy Committee, the Communications Committee and, most recently, as a Co-Chair of the Rebuilding America Task Force. He is also a founding member of the bipartisan Building Trades Caucus and vice-chair of the Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic.
About the Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter:
The Alzheimer’s Association is the world leader in Alzheimer’s research and support. The Delaware Valley Chapter, headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the local arm of the national nonprofit organization, serving 18 counties in Delaware, South Jersey, and Southeastern Pennsylvania. The Chapter provides programs and services to more than 294,000 individuals and their families who are affected by Alzheimer’s or a related disorder. The Delaware Valley Chapter’s South Jersey Regional Office is located at 3 Eves Drive, Suite 310, Marlton, NJ 08053. Information about the Chapter and the disease is available at alz.org/delval, or the 24/7 toll-free Helpline at 800.272.3900.
About Spring Hills Cherry Hill Assisted Living:
Spring Hills Cherry Hill Luxury Assisted Living Community provides assisted living and memory care with the finest amenities and is located at 1450 Marlton Pike East in Cherry Hill, NJ 08034. For more information, visit www.springhillscherryhill.com or call 856-874-7700.
About Spring Hills Senior Communities & Memory Care Communities:
All Spring Hills Senior Communities’, Home Care Services, Assisted Living Communities and Poet’s Walk Memory Care Communities offer a distinctive and innovative approach to home care services, assisted living, and Alzheimer’s care. Signature Touches is the company’s holistic approach to offering individualized care and services that are designed to meet the needs and preferences of residents and clients. Personal choice is top priority in one of the company’s Spring Hills assisted living communities or in client’s homes with Spring Hills home care services located in NJ, VA, OH and FL, or in one of the company’s Poet’s Walk memory care communities located in NV, TX , VA, FL and soon-to-be MD. For more information about their Caring with a Commitment to Quality dedication to senior living, visit www.spring-hills.com or www.poetswalk-springhills.com.