Updated: Nov 5, 2020
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.
The following Dementia Friendly Advocacy Statement was adopted in 2019:
People of all capabilities are valuable and vital members of the community. CLASS supports public and private creation of Dementia Friendly Communities which:
promote early diagnosis and quality care;
offer memory loss services and supports;
are made up of businesses with dementia-informed services and environments for customers and employee caregivers;
provide dementia-aware local government services, planning and emergency responses.
We advocate for the supports needed for aging in community. We raise up seniors to be their own voice and participate in these discussions, public and private.