Thursday, June 20, 2013

Local Illinois Alzheimer's group breaks from the Alzheimer's Association


A disagreement over finances and program support has driven a wedge between the Illinois Valley Alzheimer’s Group and the Peoria-based Central Illinois Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Peg Gonet (left) and Joanne Milby, co-chairmen of Illinois Valley Alzheimer’s Group, speak during a support group meeting Tuesday night for people experiencing Alzheimer’s disease in their families. IVAG recently decided to break ties with the Alzheimer’s Association’s Central Illinois chapter.NewsTribune photo/Genna Ord
Peg Gonet (left) and Joanne Milby, co-chairmen of Illinois Valley Alzheimer’s Group, speak during a support group
meeting Tuesday night for people experiencing Alzheimer’s disease in their families. IVAG recently decided to break
 ties with the Alzheimer’s Association’s Central Illinois chapter.
NewsTribune photo/Genna Ord

“We really have split. We were sending all our money down to them, but we weren’t getting any programs,” Peg Gonet, IVAG co-chairman, said.

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