We are currently restarting our Memory Cafe and Business and Organization Trainings.
Additionally, we are looking forward to adding new opportunities: Dementia Friends Informational Meetings, Specialized training, cooperative work with the Alzheimer’s Association Greater PA Chapter, and with Lancaster General Holistal / Penn Health Dementia Program.
We look forward to you joining us in these endeavors.
Respite opportunities for care partners while offering separate meaningful engagement for their loved one with dementia joined with an unique musical program for both to attend.
Monthly informal get-togethers for encouragement and enjoyment in a relaxed setting.
Churches, organizations, and businesses can attend to understand the 5 key messages about dementia, how it affects people, and how we can make a difference.
Engagement opportunities to help develop care partners and dementia care support.
Occasional community engaging events.
Dementia Friendly Lancaster offers educational opportunities for local businesses and organizations to learn how to best serve those impacted by dementia. Businesses and organizations can participate in training opportunities and earn recognition as a Dementia Friendly businesses. Here is how to get involved:
The Dementia Friendly Lancaster County steering committee comprises devoted community members, organizations, business and faith-based leaders, and those who have been touched by dementia.
Lancaster County joins Dementia Friendly America (DFA) as a dementia-friendly community to provide resources to business and community leaders and individuals. DFA works to spread and support dementia-friendly communities across the United States, raise public awareness, and reduce stigma through the Dementia Friends USA Initiative.
With the support from DFA, Lancaster County is taking action and becoming dementia-friendly by leveraging tailored resources and tools for community sectors. More than 300 communities across 40 states are in the process of becoming dementia friendly. We are affiliated with Dementia Friends Pennsylvania.
If you’d like more information, please get in touch with Steve Klotz, the Dementia Friendly Coordinator, at [email protected] or 717.368.1679.
A variety of local, statewide and national organizations provide resources about dementia. To find additional resources, click here.
Disclaimer: As an outreach of Garden Spot Village, under their 501c3, Dementia Friendly Lancaster does not claim to offer medical advice or referral services.