I am proud to be a part of the steering committee for the local branch of the Dementia Friendly America DFA initiative. We have been meeting for over a year preparing to have our local area be more aware, informed and accepting. Thus able to support those living with dementia and their families and friends. We aim to improve awareness for everyone.....from our youngest citizens, the children in school, to those in our commerce sectors and faith based communities. Through education, and appropriate direction to resources and opportunities we will become a supportive group of citizens and organizations.....Dementia Friends!
Our first meeting of 2018 was lead by Linda Miller of CAAA Centralina Area Agency on Aging with Sara Maloney of CAAA leading the steering committee members to become Dementia Champions. Sara, as a master trainer, will guide the committee to become official DFA trainers and thus offer consistent and appropriate education for our neighbors and organizations. More to follow! Angela.