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How Will You Celebrate the National Day of Service?

In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday, January 21, as a national day of service. Learn about opportunities to lend your support to the community of people living with dementia.

On the National Day of Service, Americans of every age and background celebrate Dr. King through service projects that strengthen communities, empower individuals, bridge barriers, and create solutions.

While serving as a volunteer for any dementia-support organization, you have the opportunity to:

  • develop new skills
  • make social connections
  • achieve personal growth and development
  • gain a new life perspective
  • feel a sense of appreciation
  • boost your self-esteem
  • give back to your community

Whether you give of your time or financially, giving back is beneficial. Take this opportunity to give your time and change lives-including your own.

Here are some places to start:

Lewy Body Dementia Association
offers several ways to get involved in their Volunteer and Family Services Programs. If you are interested in volunteering with LBDA, please contact Toy Scaife-Rooks, Volunteer and Program Coordinator, 404-935-6444 ext. 104, regarding:

  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • LBDA Forum
  • Caregiver Link
  • Support Group Facilitation
  • Awareness Movement

Alzheimer’s Association has volunteers that are passionate, inspired and want to make a difference in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. Whether you can spare a few hours a week or can make a more significant time commitment, consider becoming an Alzheimer’s Association volunteer.

Huntington’s Disease Society of America, together with Lundbeck, has created a scholarship fund that will make it possible for many people to attend the HDSA Annual Convention for the first time.

HDSA’s 28th Annual Convention will be held in Jacksonville, FL, June 21-23, 2013.

If you have any questions about the Lundbeck Convention Scholarship, or the 28th Annual Convention, please contact Robert Coffey at 212 242 1968 x210.

Thank you for your support and your time!

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