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July 2015: Helga Rohra is appointed “Commitment Ambassador” for people with dementia in Germany

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European Working Group of People with Dementia (EWGPWD) Chairperson, Helga Rohra has been appointed as “Commitment Ambassador” in Germany.

Ms Elke Ferner, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, and Dr Ansgar Klein, Managing Director of the Bundesnetzwerks Bürgerschaftliches Engagement (BBE) - or National Network for Civil Society – announced the “Engagement Macht Stark – or “commitment makes us strong” – foundation’s Ambassadors for 2015 at an event on 29 July.

Helga, as an Ambassador for people with dementia, “shall work for a new image of dementia in society and for people who want to lead an active and independent life under the conditions of dementia.”
 The other Commitment Ambassadors appointed were:

  • Franz-Josef Fischer - who campaigns for a better future for children and young people
  • Werner Rosemeyer, whose foundation "Little Nazareno" supports street children in Brazil
  • Günter Reichert, founder of the “Nürnberger Asylothek”, a centre providing accomodation, education and support for asylum seekers.



Last Updated: Monday 16 November 2015