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Dementia Friendly Community Movement
1) What does it mean to be a Dementia Friendly Community?
-History of DFA
1)-Explain what a Dementia Friendly Community is
-Other Communities who are certified or becoming certified. Beginning with Elgin and now Tri-Cities. Mention others.
2) Why did both of you become involved with Dementia Friendly Movement?
-Identify challenges we see
-Not an opportunity to market our businesses but is a grassroots effort to support individuals with dementia and their caregivers.
3) Why did you decide to make this a Tri-City Initiative rather than a city specific movement?
-Communities share alot of the same resources.
-Operate as a cohesive economic unit
4) How does a community become Dementia Friendly?
- Steps involved (include memo, survey, letters of support from different sectors, letter from State Lead, memo regarding goals etc)
-Where we are in the process (hoping to be approved by June)
-Projects include survey, focus groups, education
5) You mentioned education, can you expand on that?
-Community educational events
-Sector training for businesses (first responders, healthcare workers, restaurants, retail establishments, banks, financial advisors, attorneys to name a few)
6) What are some of the other resources available to those with dementia and their caregivers through Dementia Friendly Communities?
-Memory Café/Support Groups
-Dementia Friendly Elgin flyer
7) What other programming are other Dementia Friendly Communities implementing?
-Sensory Gardens in Manteno
8) Can you give us an idea of how prevalent Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementias are in the community?
9) How can the community become involved?
-Become a member of one of the steering committees
- Participate in focus group
-Complete survey/assist in identifying challenges within our communities
-Attend our fundraiser-KCSR Kane County Cougars Game
-Add your name to our email list
10) How do our listeners get in touch with you for more information?
Guest Terri Channer - Barrington Area Council on Aging
Kelly Jo Hinrichs from RLC Communities was our guest today on the Silver Solutions Radio - WRMN 1410AM. She discussed the November opening of their new facility, Huntley Springs Retirement Resort in Huntley, IL.