"It's something we don't have to train him on," he said. "He knows the disease and already has a running start. He knows more than anyone else."
Neary said this allows him to have first-hand knowledge of what is going on in the association, and he will be able to bring that information back to the residents and members of CSSC's programs.
He said the connection with the association was mainly through the Bright Horizon's program, which is offered by CSSC, and that this new partnership will help him build and design new programs that will better assist people who suffer from Alzheimer's.
"It's a natural connection," he said. "That's why it occurred to me. It is a good opportunity to connect and help other organizations that need it."
Gregoir said he is excited to have Neary on the board and that he feels he will be a great asset for the association.
"We're excited to have Ed on board," he said. "We saw his resume, and with his involvement in not only the Colonie Senior Services Center but the days before that, he will be integral when we try and bring new partners on board and when we try and get more experience for our current clients.""