Dementia Friendly Lancaster County includes devoted community members, organizations, business and faith-based leaders, as well as those who have been touched by dementia. As a group we strive to offer support, education, and resources to people living with dementia and their care partners within our local community.
Our hope is to see a community come together to support those impacted by dementia, help them to remain engaged in the community and thrive in their day-to-day routines.
This goal will be met by offering dementia training and resources to businesses, faith communities, healthcare systems, and community members.
Care Partner Respite Saturdays. 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.
Dementia Friends Informational Session. Churches and organizations can attend to understand the 5 key messages about dementia, how it affects people, and how we can make a difference.
Community Awareness Seminars. Engagement opportunities to help develop care partner and dementia care support.
Awareness of National Events. Occasional community engaging events.
Dementia Friendly Business Training
Dementia Friendly Lancaster offers educational opportunities for local businesses to learn how to best serve those impacted by dementia. Businesses can participate in a series of training opportunities and earn recognition as a Dementia Friendly Business. Here is how to get involved:
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The Dementia Friendly Lancaster County steering committee is comprised of devoted community members, organizations, business and faith-based leaders, as well as those who have been touched by dementia.
As a dementia friendly community, Lancaster County joins Dementia Friendly America (DFA) to provide resources to business and community leaders as well as individuals. DFA works to spread and support dementia friendly communities across the United States, to 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 contact Steve Klotz, the Dementia Friendly Coordinator, at [email protected] or 717.368.1679.
• Garden Spot Village
• CrossNet Ministries
• Elanco Ministerium
• First Responders
• Municipal Leaders
• New Holland Business Association
• Healthcare Providers
• ELANCO Library
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.