January 28, 2019
New Board members were welcomed in at the CLASS Annual Meeting and Social Hour. Highlights included:
The Consortium of Lake Area Senior Services (CLASS) aims to increase dementia awareness in the Northeast Metro with its new initiative: Creating Dementia Friendly Communities.
A campaign to tackle the stigma and lack of understanding around dementia is underway with the support of CLASS.
What are Dementia friendly communities?
Dementia friendly communities promote early diagnosis and quality care, offer memory loss services and supports, have welcoming and supportive faith communities, include supportive options for independent living and meaningful community engagement, are made up of businesses with dementia-informed services and environments for customers and employee caregivers and provide dementia-aware local government services, planning and emergency responses.
How can you get involved?
CLASS is hosting a number ‘Dementia Friends’ Information Sessions this fall and is looking for local people to join in learning about dementia and helping people who are living with it in our community.
What is Dementia Friends?
Dementia Friends is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way we think, talk and act about the disease. The Dementia Friends is offering free educational sessions to help you learn about dementia and the small ways you can help. From telling friends about the program to visiting someone you know living with dementia, every action counts.
The FREE one-hour sessions will take place:
Anyone interested in attending a Dementia Friends Session or learning more about the Creating Dementia Friendly Communities initiative should contact:
Meg with CLASS at 651-407-2024.