Advocacy and Outreach
Act Now Foundation is extremely involved in the community and has been providing education and support services for seniors of low-income communities in New Jersey for the last four years. As a grass-roots organization, the Foundation has collaborated with local Departments of Health & Human Services, Hospitals, Senior Centers, Housing Authority and Adult Day-Care Facilities in order to provide educational workshops, support groups to low-income elderly, and community outreach. The Foundation’s programs are developed as a comprehensive, community based service with a special emphasis on older individuals with the greatest economic or social need, and particularly for low-income minorities.
All pillars of our mission revolve around ensuring that New Jersey becomes dementia-capable, or capable of dealing with the Alzheimer’s epidemic.
WE MADE A LAW!
Act Now Foundation co-wrote two laws on Alzheimer's disease in the State of NJ.
The new law mandates that Alzheimer's disease be listed as a cause of death on death certificates (when applicable), which ensures an accurate count of those loved ones who pass away from Alzheimer's disease; because numbers matter.
The second law increases the scope of training for New Jersey's Home Health Care Aides; ensuring that they are properly trained to take care of loved ones afflicted with Alzheimer's or related dementias.
We aim to:
Increase public awareness, knowledge, and involvement
Identify Alzheimer’s and related dementia's earlier
Enhance care and resource accessibility
Effectively treat the disease and lengthen quality of life
Act Now Foundation is available for guest speaking, health fairs, community events, fundraisers, walk-a-thons, and general outreach.
We encourage you to learn more about the various opportunities for community engagement. Please call 201-721-6721.