Who are we?

We are the mother-daughter team of Shannon Nosbisch and Amy (Nosbisch) Sobrino. After caring for our loved one Anna Mae (Shannon's Mother-in-Law/Amy's Grandmother) as she lived with Alzheimer's disease for nearly 13 years, we saw first-hand the difficulties that families face. Through those years, we felt lost as each day brought new symptoms, new challenges, and new grief. After her caregiving experience, Amy went on to begin a career in geriatric social work, completing her Bachelor's of Social Work at SIUE and Master's of Social Work at SLU. Seeing the resources and programs available in more urban areas, we wanted to bring the same resources to Effingham and the surrounding area. In 2014, we officially became Effingham Area Alzheimer's Awareness, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. Our leadership team includes:

Board of Directors 2017-2018

Amy Sobrino

Shannon Nosbisch

Linda Althoff

Amanda Hoelscher

Linus Nosbisch

*Past member Lenora Drees

Leadership Council 2017-2018

Ashley Dillingham

Trisha Katt

Johnna Schultz

Terri Simpson

Kelly Willenborg

Our Mission

Effingham Area Alzheimer's Awareness is a volunteer-based not-for-profit organization founded to provide support and education to all families, caregivers, and persons living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia in Effingham county and the surrounding area.

We strive to provide support for rural communities affected by dementia. Please explore our website to learn more about our programs and upcoming initiatives. Thanks for visiting!

What have we been up to? Quite a lot! Click below to see our 2018 highlights!

2018...Our Year in Review!

Redefining rural dementia support

Effingham Area Alzheimer's Awareness

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