The Alzheimer’s Association has partnered with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina to open an office and counseling center, as reported by Smoky Mountain News on Sept. 15. This will be the first time the association has had a permanent presence on tribal lands.
The new office and counseling center will officially open on Sept. 20. It will be located in the tribe’s Health and Medical Division Building in Cherokee. There will be festivities to mark the grand opening, and on Sept. 21, which is World Alzheimer’s Day, there will be an awareness walk.
While located on tribal lands, the office and center will serve all residents in counties west of Asheville.