About the Greater Indiana Chapter
In 1982, the Alzheimer’s Association and Related Disorders Organization was established in cooperation with Community Hospitals, Indianapolis to support patients and families affected by Alzheimer’s disease. The Chapter affiliated with the National Association in 1988 and became the Alzheimer’s Association - Central Indiana Chapter. By the year 2000, the Chapter served 37 counties in central Indiana....
Meanwhile, in 1986, the South Central Indiana Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association was incorporated. Located in Columbus, Ind., the South Central Chapter originally served five counties. By the year 2000, the Chapter’s service area had grown to 14 counties.
In the year 2000, these two chapters merged to form the Alzheimer’s Association of Central Indiana. In 2003, the Alzheimer’s Association of Central Indiana merged with the Fort Wayne Alzheimer’s Support Groups to form the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter. With the merger, the Association expanded its territory to include northern Indiana and opened an office in Fort Wayne, Ind.
The Greater Indiana Chapter is administered by a voluntary Board of Directors and a staff in 3 offices. More than 450 volunteers are also utilized to provide support and education programs to the Chapter’s 73 counties.