Alzheimer Advocate Goes to Washington

Bob Panzer, a long-time NorthBay Guild volunteer for the NorthBay Adult Day Center and the Alzheimer’s Resource Center, was invited to represent Solano County at the National Alzheimer’s Advocacy Forum in Washington, D.C., held on    March 27 to 29.

More than 1,300 Alzheimer’s Association advocates from around the U.S. attended inspirational and informative meetings over the course of three days. “It was my first time visiting our Congressional offices,” he added, “and advocates from the Northern California and Northern Nevada chapters of the Alzheimer’s Association sent a strong message, urging passage of legislation authorizing more funding for research and for training the medical profession in palliative and hospice care.”

Bob has attended advocacy meetings with California State and Assembly members before.      

“It seemed a natural step to go to the national level this year,” he noted. “I came away with a sense of accomplishment from urging their support of legislation to improve programs dealing with Alzheimer’s.”