COLUMBUS—State Representative Dorothy Pelanda (R-Marysville) today released the list of Ohio House members that will be serving on the Speaker’s Task Force on Alzheimer’s and Dementia, which she chairs.


The following House members will be on the task force:
• Rep. Sarah LaTourette (R-Chesterland)
• Rep. Gary Scherer (R-Circleville)
• Rep. Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira)
• Rep. Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus)
• Rep. Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati)


The goals of the task force are to spread dementia awareness, instill collaboration between counties and the state through outreach efforts, and increase availability of respite care and resources.


“Alzheimer’s and dementia affects so many of our fellow Ohioans and their families,” Pelanda said. “I applaud the Speaker for convening this important task force and look forward to working alongside my colleagues and others beginning in August.” 


The meetings will take place twice a month from August through October of this year to discuss possible legislation and create a statewide care plan for Alzheimer’s and dementia.

 
 
 
  
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