People living with dementia need to be supported in the communities they live in. In Sun Lakes, you can help by becoming a Dementia Friend as Sun Lakes seeks Dementia Friendly status. Neighbors Who Care is one of the driving force agencies to establish Sun Lakes as a Dementia Friendly community.
Dementia is an overall term that describes a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in memory of other thinking skills, severe enough to reduce a person’s ability to perform everyday activities.
Join us by learning more about Dementia Friends at July’s upcoming information session.
One session is being offered in July. It is on Thursday, July 21, at 10:30 a.m. and will be held at Neighbors Who Care offices, 10450 E. Riggs Road, Suite 113, Sun Lakes.
The session lasts one hour and explains the five key messages and helps attendees understand dementia friends and what it means to be one. The goal is to help community members understand dementia, become less intimidated by interacting with people living with it, and learn small ways they can make a difference for people living with dementia. Read more about what Dementia Friendly Communities are at www.dfamerica.org.
To sign up, email Sheryl Keeme, Neighbors Who Care executive director, at [email protected] or call 480-895-7133, Ext. 170.