First American Trustâ€™s Jody Hudson Added to Help Advance Local Alzheimerâ€™s Initiatives
Online PR News – 25-July-2014 – Irvine, Calif. – This week, Alzheimerâ€™s Association, Orange County (AAOC) welcomes five-year Alzheimerâ€™s advocate Jody Hudson, CTFA to its distinguished board of directors. One of Southern Californiaâ€™s premier nonprofit organizations for Alzheimerâ€™s research and education, AAOC provides no-cost programs and services for families and caregivers, while raising critical funds and awareness for Alzheimerâ€™s disease.
Hudson, a Tustin resident, joins the nonprofitâ€™s existing team of esteemed individuals in guiding the organizationâ€™s local resources and initiatives.
â€śAAOCâ€™s board of directors is comprised of individuals who are highly regarded throughout the community,â€ť said Jim McAleer, president and CEO of AAOC. â€śJody is a perfect example of what our board members exemplify and weâ€™re fortunate to have her continued support.â€ť
Hudson is vice president and relationship manager at First American Trust in Santa Ana where she is responsible for the administration of trust and investment management accounts for high net worth clients. Hudson has been exposed to the reality of Alzheimerâ€™s both personally and professionally. Many of Hudsonâ€™s clients have been diagnosed with Alzheimerâ€™s and her father has been exhibiting symptoms of dementia for nearly 10 years. Hudson explained that the disease became apparent when everyday tasks such as driving and cooking became difficult for him.
â€śAlzheimerâ€™s Association has been a resource to my family when we needed it most,â€ť said Hudson. â€śJoining the board of directors gives me an even greater opportunity to give back to an organization that provides families with invaluable programs and services.â€ť
In addition to her recent board member induction, Hudson was a recipient of the 2014 Alzheimerâ€™s Volunteer Partner of the Year award and is a founding member of AAOCâ€™s Visionary Women 1000 group.
According to the Alzheimerâ€™s Association, 5.4 million Americans live with Alzheimerâ€™s disease, and that number is expected to triple by 2050. Alzheimerâ€™s is the sixth-leading cause of death nationally and the fourth-leading cause in Orange County. For more information about its programs and services, visit: http://www.alz.org/oc/ or call 800-272-3900.
About Alzheimerâ€™s Association, Orange County
The Alzheimer's Association is the worldâ€™s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimerâ€™s care, support and research. Its mission is to eliminate Alzheimerâ€™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, Alzheimerâ€™s Association, Orange County Chapter has been providing programs and services, free of charge, to Orange County residents with Alzheimerâ€™s and related disorders, their families, caregivers, and the community. Alzheimerâ€™s is a neurodegenerative illness that weakens the memory and other cognitive and emotional functions. For more information, call the 24/7 Helpline at 1-800-272-3900, or visit www.alz.org/oc.