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Alzheimer’s Association Forms Community Partnership with The Miller Center

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LEWISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA– The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Pennsylvania Chapter is collaborating with The Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness through the ALZ CARES (Community Alliances for Resources, Education and Support) Community Action Plan to assess and meet the growing need for dementia education and support.


Through this partnership, the organizations will work together on creating an action plan to expand Alzheimer’s and dementia care and support programs within the Lewisburg area. The Miller Center will offer Alzheimer’s and dementia education and awareness programs in the community and at its Lewisburg location, beginning in September 2023.

“The Miller Center’s dedication to preserving and improving the health of those in their community through collaborations makes the organization a perfect partner for the Alzheimer’s Association,” said Sara Murphy, vice president of programs and services for the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Pennsylvania Chapter. “We are excited to partner with Tthe Miller Center to increase the local community’s awareness about dementia, importance of early detection and ways we can lower our risk via brain health education.”


“I’m truly excited for this opportunity to bring The Miller Center and the Alzheimer’s Association together in yet another unique, community partnership,” said Ryan McNally, director, Miller Center & Community Health Initiatives. “The need for additional resources for those in our area battling or caring for someone with Alzheimer’s and dementia is a great one. This collaborative effort will help both organizations deliver much needed aid and resources to individuals living with dementia and caregivers, as we strive to work together in an effort to strike out Alzheimer’s.”


More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease – a leading cause of death in the United States. Additionally, more than 11 million family members and friends provide care to people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. In Pennsylvania alone, there are more than 280,000 people living with the disease and 400,000 caregivers.


For more information on the Alzheimer’s Association, visit For immediate care and support, call the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900.




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The Alzheimer’s Association is a worldwide voluntary health organization dedicated to Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Its mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. Visit or call 800.272.3900.



Community entities coming together

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We are excited to announce meaningful changes to the Miller Center operation and ownership that will expand the programming, member resources, and long-term sustainability of the center. From the beginning, our vision was to create a comprehensive wellness resource for the community that was a ‘one stop shop’ for all generations to maintain an active, healthy lifestyle. We always intended to partner with the best agencies in the area that could bring their expertise to the center and share it with the community.

To that end, Evangelical, Geisinger, The Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness, and the Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA have come together to accomplish something more than each entity could achieve on its own. Together, we are changing the face of health and wellness in this region.

Evangelical and Geisinger will form their first joint venture at The Miller Center. The facility will be gifted to the joint venture by a donation of the center from the Miller family and the joint venture will be acquiring an additional six acres on the northwest corner of the property to expand parking. Evangelical and Geisinger will maintain current fitness and recreational programming, as well as expanding clinical offerings, sports performance training, and more for preventative healthcare and wellbeing.

The YMCA will be contracted to handle the overall management of the facility, with the existing Miller Center employees maintaining their current roles as Y employees for the existing fitness and recreational programs. We will merge the membership and programming from the YMCA Express in Lewisburg with existing programming at the Miller Center, nearly doubling the current Miller Center membership at the outset of the new partnership.

In addition, the joint venture will be working with the YMCA, who will raise funds to construct two pools and expand childcare on the property, which will be accessible to all members.

The new entity will be known as the YMCA at the Miller Center, powered by Evangelical and Geisinger. The targeted date for the new joint venture to assume management of the Miller Center is before the end of the 2019 calendar year.

We will continue to keep you informed as the joint venture launches and plans for the facility and programming are finalized.

Each organization involved in this effort is committed to the betterment of this community and they have proved that by stepping up and doing what’s best for the Central Susquehanna Valley.

We are proud of what we’re doing together—keeping people healthy and encouraging them to live their best lives—and we hope you’ll join us in our excitement for the opportunities this move will afford us.