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Columbia, MO 65201
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The Alzheimer’s Association was founded in 1980 by a group of family caregivers and individuals interested in research. Jerome H. Stone was our founding president.
Founded in 1981, the St. Louis Chapter started as a support group. Meanwhile, over in Columbia, a group of caregivers gathered to discuss caring for persons with Alzheimer’s disease. Together, they created a support network that grew each year until in 1985 when the Alzheimer’s Association Mid-Missouri Chapter signed an official charter.
Later, the Southwest Missouri Chapter was incorporated in 1987 with a group of volunteers dedicated to reaching out to the needs of people in southwest Missouri trying to cope with Alzheimer's disease.
After merging Mid-Missouri and the Southwest Missouri chapters in July 2013, the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Missouri Chapter was created and offered services and support to individuals living with Alzheimer’s or related dementia in central, northeast and southwest Missouri.
On July 1, 2017, the Greater Missouri and St. Louis Chapters combined to make one big chapter, known as Greater Missouri. The newly formed chapter has a service area encompassing 96 counties - 86 in Missouri and 10 in Illinois. The chapter continues to be served by the existing offices and staff in St. Louis, Springfield, and Columbia, Missouri.
Combining staff and resources and building capacity in a vast volunteer base will provide the newly-formed Greater Missouri chapter with increased capacity to reach and serve more people. This will result in an expansion of existing services, and the introduction and increased access to additional support and services for families living with Alzheimer’s.