For his or her dedication to advocate for and lift consciousness about Alzheimerās illness and different dementias, the Alzheimerās Affiliation, Connecticut Chapter acknowledged the 2017 Girlsās Champions at an awards breakfast held Could 18 in West Hartford.
Among the many ladies who have been inducted into the Class of 2017 have been three workers of Hartford HealthCare Senior Providers: Heather Hitchcock, group outreach supervisor, of Plainville; Denise Lebrocquy, retirement counselor, Jerome Dwelling, of Southington; and Patty OāBrian, dementia specialist, Hartford HealthCare Middle for Wholesome Growing older, of Cromwell.
āGirlsās Champions are empowered to make use of their distinctive expertise, ardour and affect to advance the mission of the Alzheimerās Affiliation by advocacy, training, outreach and philanthropy,ā in line with the Alzheimerās Affiliation Girlsās Champions Mission Assertion. To qualify for the award, Girlsās Champions are requested to select from three of 5 pillars from the Alzheimerās Affiliationās strategic plan and full a minimal of three actions per yr.
Hitchcock, Lebrocquy and OāBrian have labored tirelessly professionally and personally for the trigger, mentioned Jennifer Walker, vice chairman of communications and advocacy, Alzheimerās Affiliation, Connecticut Chapter.
Walker famous that not solely two-thirds of individuals with Alzheimerās illness are ladies however greater than 60 % of caregivers are feminine. In recognition of girlsās roles in addressing the disaster, the state chapter launched the Girlsās Marketing campaign in 2015. Amongst these acknowledged that first yr was Amina Weiland, useful resource coordinator and dementia specialist, Hartford HealthCare Middle for Wholesome Growing older.
āGirls are on the epicenter of this disaster and would be the driver within the resolution,ā Walker mentioned.
āPatty, Denise and Heather in addition to Amina have an actual ardour and dedication to assist, educate and lift funds to struggle this illness. They’re inspiring,ā said Wendy Martinson, program director, Hartford HealthCare Middle for Wholesome Growing older. āThese ladies are super property to not solely the Alzheimerās Affiliation however our Hartford HealthCare Senior Providers crew.ā
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