Creating a Care Plan to Fight Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Councilmember Michael Stinziano to Serve
on Statewide Alzheimer’s and Dementia Task Force
Michael Stinziano is expanding his work
to build an age-friendly Columbus and help older adults age in the place
where they live. He will represent the City of Columbus as a member of the
Ohio House of Representatives’ Task Force on Alzheimer’s and Dementia.
older adult population is growing five times as fast as the region’s total
population growth,” said Councilmember Stinziano.
meetings will take place twice a month from August through October of this
year. The task force will discuss possible legislation and create a statewide
care plan for Alzheimer’s and dementia.
as a City and as a State need to recognize this serious demographic shift and
address the most pressing health and safety concerns facing residents. I look
forward to working with leaders and organizations across the State to develop
solutions,” he continued.
task force, spearheaded by House of Representatives Speaker Clifford A. Rosenberger,
will work to spread dementia awareness, instill collaboration between counties
and the State through outreach efforts and increase availability of respite
care and resources.
effort is an extension of Councilmember Stinziano's continued work with
seniors. He also serves as the chair of Age-Friendly Columbus, a City-wide
initiative to ensure that individuals of all ages and abilities can remain in
their neighborhoods and live a high quality of life independently.