Collaborating for a Dementia-Friendly Washington: Expanding Possibilities9/13/20214pm9/15/202112pm
A dementia-friendly community is a town, city or county committed to the full inclusion of people with dementia and their families in community life.
• CONNECT with others who share your passion for raising dementia awareness, challenging stigma, and empowering people with memory loss to remain active and connected within the community
• BE INSPIRED by innovative programs and initiatives across the state and nation
• DISCOVER steps to make your own community more dementia-friendly
Organized by the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center, on behalf of the Washington State Dementia Action Collaborative, with primary funding provided by the Aging and Long Term Support Administration, and with a planning committee made up of advisors from across the state.
The conference is for anyone who wants to take action to make their community more dementia-friendly, including people with dementia, caregivers, and people who work or volunteer in a variety of public settings: aging and senior services, arts and culture, chambers of commerce, city government, community centers, cultural associations, faith communities, libraries, neighborhood groups, parks and recreation, service clubs, social or health care services. Whether you joined us for last year’s event or are attending for the first time, you’ll take away plenty of practical ideas and helpful tools!
Pre-Conference Happy Hour
Monday, September 13 | 4 – 5 p.m.
Experience “Dementia Friends,” a 1-hour info session that you can use to bring dementia awareness to your communities
Two-day Virtual Event
Tuesday, September 14 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Wednesday, September 15 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Registration opens July 30.