YPAC: Young Professionals Alzheimer's Council
Who We Are
The Young Professional Alzheimer’s Council (YPAC) is an auxiliary board of the Alzheimer’s Association Hudson Valley Chapter. The group consists of millennials committed to creating a world without Alzheimer’s. We host events throughout the year to engage our communities in and around the Hudson Valley in the fight against Alzheimer’s.
We provide opportunities for young professionals to become active members while serving their community. Group members will develop strong leadership and philanthropic skills that will serve their personal and professional lives. This group is intended for those with a personal connection to the disease, as well as those who do not have a connection but would like to learn more and contribute in the fight against it. This group can also serve as a support system for those who may have family members affected by the disease.
Personal time commitment is estimated to be an average of two-three hours per month, more for leadership positions within the group. This time will increase depending on upcoming YPAC events.
Our junior board is open to individuals in their 20s or 30s who are passionate about our cause, and have the willingness to devote individual time and effort to YPAC events.
Membership Benefits & Opportunities
● Significant personal and professional development as well as social networking opportunities
● Hone your leadership skills
● Network with other passionate young professionals in the Lower Hudson Valley
● Gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of the nonprofit sector
● Contribute to the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association
● Have the opportunity to learn more about dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and how to support those affected
● Access to education, care and support services related to Alzheimer’s and other dementias
● A safe and welcoming environment for all, with a platform for expression, communication, and collaboration
Additional Membership Volunteering Opportunities
YPAC members are encouraged to enhance their professional development, networking, and educational opportunities through formal volunteer roles with the Alzheimer’s Association. Each role requires completion of virtual training and a background check. Members who opt to take on volunteer roles will be paired with an Alzheimer’s Associations staff mentor to directly support their volunteer objectives. Upon joining YPAC, you will be provided with more information with respect to this exciting training opportunity.
- Community Educator: Alzheimer's Association Community Educators are volunteer public speakers who provide Alzheimer's Association education programs to community audiences.
- Community Representative: Representatives for the Association are community engagers that raise awareness of Alzheimer's Association programs, provide basic disease information, and link consumers to Alzheimer’s Association services.
Read all about our members by visiting our YPAC Member Directory
Read blog entries written by our members
Alzheimer's: More Than a Memory Thing by Eva Roszkowski
What Do You Want to be When You Grow Up: A Journey by Reghan Giannelli
Compensating Around the Holidays by Amy LeFleur
Doll Therapy Restores Joy & Purpose by Samantha Long
Remembering the Good Times, Moving on from the Bad by Samantha Stahl
Visual Art Creates Connection, Understanding for People with Memory Loss, Their Loved Ones, and the Community by Rosemarie Oakman
Membership Questions & Collaboration Inquiries
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming Events: Self Care for the Caregiver and Care-Worker Wellness Panel