How Dementia-Friendly Services Can Create Dementia-Capable Communities

When: March 26, 2019, 8:30 – 4:30

Where: Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center (formerly Charleston Civic Center)

Who should attend: Health professionals, county and local government officials, anyone in public health, businesses, employers, first responders, clergy, community volunteers, family caregivers, individuals with dementia.  This one-day, interactive workshop is for anyone who wants to improve the lives of individuals with dementia and their family caregivers where they live, work, play, shop or worship.

Think you don’t know any families living with dementia?  You do.  Not sure if your input would be helpful to this discussion?  It will.

Please join us. Find out why dementia is considered a public health issue. Hear about successful community projects and some of the challenges.  Learn a process that could work in your community,  Share your own ideas to help increase dementia-capable services in communities across WV.  Then, take what you learn back to your community to expand supportive services there for families living with dementia.

Details and registration information will be available in late January.  If you have questions or want to receive conference and registration info, contact Trudy Oliver, trudy.k.oliver@wv.gov or 304-558-3317.

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