Following evolving CDC, state and local COVID guidelines, the Alzheimer’s Association Northwest Ohio Chapter announced it will begin offering educational programs and support groups in person on April 1 while continuing virtual options.
“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Alzheimer’s Association has focused on the health and safety of our community, volunteers, donors and staff as we worked together to advance our mission,” said Julia Pechlivanos,
executive director of the Northwest Ohio chapter. “The Association continues to monitor the pandemic closely and as some restrictions have been lifted, we will begin meeting in person for selected educational programs and support groups, while also providing some virtual options to best serve the needs of the largest possible number of families and community members.”
The chapter will continue to follow all state and local health guidelines regarding masks, social distancing and meeting size. While masks are optional (unless required by the host venue site), unvaccinated and compromised participants should consider wearing masks when attending programs and other meetings.
“In the last two years, our chapter heard loud and clear that there are individuals who prefer in-person offerings and those who prefer virtual options,” said Pamela Myers, program director of the Northwest Ohio Chapter. “Through virtual delivery of our educational programs and support groups, we’ve reached new people in our community that we might not otherwise have reached. We will continue to offer both virtual and in-person options to best serve our community.”
Area chapter staff will continue working remotely. Members of the community can call the Northwest Ohio Chapter at 419.537.1999 or visit alz.org/nwohio for additional information. Free caregiver support groups, education
programs, and care consultations are available throughout Northwest Ohio. The latest information on area support groups and education programs is available by calling the Alzheimer’s Association Helpline at 800.272.3900.