COLUMBUS—State Representative Sarah LaTourette (R-Chesterland) has announced that she will be participating in the bipartisan Speaker’s Task Force on Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

LaTourette will be one of six state legislators to serve on the task force, which was unveiled earlier this year by Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville). 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.

“I’m excited to have the opportunity to be part of a task force focused on issues affecting so many of our families. Many of our districts are facing rapidly aging populations and we owe it to our constituents to have a renewed focus on identifying solutions to ease the process,” LaTourette said.

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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