Since 1985, we have been here for New Jersey and we will continue to be here for our community, providing care and support for New Jersey families today and helping to advance research for a cure tomorrow. As Alzheimer’s New Jersey® (formerly known as Alzheimer’s Association, Greater New Jersey Chapter) our commitment to local programs and services is stronger than ever.
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. Our vision: Improve the lives of people in New Jersey who are affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias; offering continuous hope and support. Our Mission: To respond to the needs of people in New Jersey who are affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, by providing programs and community partnerships that increase awareness and access to services