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About Civil Air Patrol

Civil Air Patrol is congressionally chartered and operates as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. CAP performs services for the federal government as the official civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force and for states/local communities as a nonprofit organization. CAP is made up of eight geographic regions consisting of 52 wings (the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands). It is a strategic partner of the Air Force, serving as a member of its Total Force. CAP has three primary missions — Emergency Services, Cadet Programs and Aerospace Education. See more here. 


Alzheimer's Association in North Idaho

Hello, my name is Michelle Larson and I am the new Community Outreach Manager for the Alzheimer's Association in North Idaho, serving our area from Idaho County north to Boundary County.   I'm reaching out to our community groups to provide you with some resources that may be helpful to your group and to offer an educational speaker for one of your future meetings.  

Our local resources include:
  • We host a caregiver support group in Coeur d'Alene the 3rd Thursday of each month from 6-7:30 pm.  This group is currently being hosted virtually, with a hope of being back together in-person at Lake City Center beginning in March.
  • 24/7 helpline 800-272-3900.  This number is open to anyone needing answers to questions or help with situations any time of the day or night.  Master level clinicians are available to help families with creating a care plan and to help navigate difficult situations.
  • Free Community Education:  We currently have virtual education scheduled throughout the remainder of January and all of February.  I've attached a copy of those schedules for you.  
  • We also offer education for community groups that I can assist in scheduling.  We have 30-60 minute programs that can be conducted on topics like Knowing the 10 Warning Signs; Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body; Understanding Alzheimer's & Dementia; Legal & Financial Planning; Having Dementia Related Conversations; among others.  If your group is interested in hosting free education for your members during a future gathering, please let me know and I can send you additional information to get that arranged. 
  • Community Resource Finder: alz.org/crf  This site helps families find additional resources related to legal, care, living needs and support nearby to their exact location.
If anyone in your group needs additional resources or has any questions, please feel free to reach out anytime to me at our Coeur d'Alene office at 208-666-2996.  
Thank you for your partnership in serving our community.

Michelle Larson | Community Outreach Manager | Alzheimer's Association, North Idaho | Office: 208.666.2996 | mllarson@alz.org | www.alzwa.org