DEMENTIA-FRIENDLY PROJECT

posted Jul 26, 2017, 4:36 AM by Westminster United Church   [ updated Aug 4, 2017, 3:34 PM ]

Westminster United will be hosting training to become a Dementia-Friendly Community on Tuesday, September 26 at 6:30 p.m.  Participants from all of the Waterloo United Churches will be attending as well, gathering for coffee and treats at 6:15 p.m.

The training provides organizations with education about dementia, and to learn strategies to provide good care and service to people living with dementia. Organizations that receive the training and adopt the strategies will be designated as a dementia–friendly location. These organizations will display a blue umbrella decal in their window.

The goal of the program is to create a dementia-friendly community that:

·         Understands dementia and the challenges that people living with dementia face in their community.

·         Includes people living with dementia in all aspects of community life.

·         Encourages and promotes the independence of people living with dementia.

·         Assists people with dementia in the most appropriate and helpful ways.

·         Values and welcomes people living with dementia in businesses and establishments.

Please contact Cheryl MacLean at cheryl_maclean@sympatico.ca or 519-578-0134 for more details or to confirm your interest.
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