To whom it may concern:
In light of ongoing changes due to COVID 19, decisions have been made on upcoming planned meetings and events that I would like to share with you on behalf of the Executive Board of CLASS.
The Executive Board will continue discussions over the next several weeks as we determine next steps and future meetings and events and we will provide periodic updates. Please contact Cindy O’Donovan with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-295-1843.
Thank you for your understanding and be safe, everyone!
CLASS Executive Board, 3/24/20
CLASS Past President & Board Member
CLASS Board 2020
Back Row: Scott Olson (Newtrax), Sarah Adams (Family Means), Lynn Amon (Lyngblomsten), Colleen Ketcham (Lundgren Realty Group), Cindy O'Donovan (Right 4 Your Business), Tara Jebens-Singh (White Bear Lake Area Schools), and John Slade (MICAH),
Front Row: Kathleen Tuckner (Community Member), Mary Mengel (White Bear Area Senior Program), and Jenifer Baker (Firstat Nursing Services).
Not in attendance: Jeremy Caine (Holiday Touch), Josephine Christensen (Community Member), and Sheila Kelly.
CLASS Advocacy Committee announces membership endorsement of the following proposal:
Aging in Community:
CLASS invites individuals, organizations, businesses, faith communities and governments to partner in creating age friendly communities; working together to address the opportunities and challenges of an aging population. CLASS supports the public and private creation and coordination of opportunities for health, well-being, social inclusion, participation and security. We advocate for structures and services to be accessible to and inclusive of seniors with varying needs, interests and capacities. We raise up seniors to be their own voice and participate in these discussions, public and private.
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.