IRVINE, CA – Alzheimer’s Association today announced that it has purchased a $5.1 million building to serve as the new Orange County headquarters. Facing the I405 freeway in Irvine at 2515 McCabe Way, the 30,000‑square‑foot building will house the organization’s staff and act as a focal point for all services, offered at no cost to those affected by Alzheimer’s in Orange County.
Alzheimer’s Association will renovate the building to host its many programs and activities, including support groups and caregiver education. Brokered by David Girty of Coldwell Banker Commercial and Marty Stradtman, the new building will increase staff productivity in the redesigned, efficiency-optimized workspace. A “Memory Walk” will offer a serene garden setting for with Alzheimer’s, their caregivers and families. The five‑month renovation is set to begin September 2013.
“The new building is vital to increase our capacity to help the more than 83,000 people who are affected by Alzheimer’s and related dementias, along with the hundreds of thousands of family members and caregivers who support them,” said Jim McAleer, president and CEO of Alzheimer’s Association, Orange County Chapter. “Currently, our resources only enable us to serve 26 percent of the affected population. This building is an important next step toward helping those in need and ultimately achieving our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s.”
The acquisition of the building is a primary focus of the Alzheimer’s Association Cornerstone Campaign to raise $10 million to increase the services and support for those who are affected by the disease in Orange County.
“Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S., but the fourth largest in Orange County,” said McAleer. “A projected 250,000 Orange County residents are expected to contract the disease in the next 40 years, profoundly impacting our local healthcare system. It is imperative to create the capacity to effectively respond to this dramatic increase in the Alzheimer’s population.”
About Alzheimer’s Association, Orange County Chapter
Alzheimer's Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization focused on the care, support and research of Alzheimer’s disease, a type of dementia that causes memory loss and problems with thinking and behavior. Its mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected,and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Since 1982, Alzheimer’s Association, Orange County Chapter has provided programs and services, free of charge, to Orange County residents with Alzheimer’s and related disorders, their families, caregivers, and the community. Individuals with questions and concerns about memory loss are encouraged to call the 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900or visit www.alz.org.