In December 2015, the Board of Directors of the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater New Jersey Chapter announced its decision to disaffiliate from the National Alzheimer’s Association® in order to maintain our status as an independent, stand-alone non-profit organization committed to serving New Jersey. Our Board made this decision in response to a National Alzheimer’s Association vote to end its existing affiliation agreements with all local independent Chapters across the country and merge them into one nation-wide, non-profit organization with national – not local governance – a move that our Board believes would drastically reduce our local programs and services.
Our new name – Alzheimer’s New Jersey – reflects our commitment to individuals and families that are impacted by Alzheimer’s and dementia right here at home in New Jersey. Our Board, staff and volunteers are excited to now direct 100% of our donors’ generosity as well as our time and energy to our local communities.
We have a new name with a dedication to local programs and services that is stronger than ever.