Joining Hands to Create a Dementia Friendly Community in Saugus
Dementia Friendly Day Saugus Ongoing Programs

 

IN THE U.S., A NEW CASE OF DEMENTIA IS DIAGNOSED ALMOST EVERY MINUTE.

In Saugus, 12% of people age 65 and older have dementia.   


One of the biggest challenges we face in creating dementia friendly communities is getting people talking about dementia.

BE PART OF THE CONVERSATION

Join staff from Greater Lynn  Senior Services for a new monthly program:

DEMENTIA TALKS WITH DEBBY AND TAYLOR:                          
Everybody’s Part of the Conversation


SAUGUS PUBLIC LIBRARY

First Thursday of Each Month

12:00 Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Check out resource materials recently donated by the Family Caregiver Support Program or speak one on one with specialists from GLSS. You can also invite GLSS to make a presentation to your employees about how your business or workplace can become more dementia friendly.

WHAT IS A DEMENTIA FRIENDLY COMMUNITY?
A place that is informed, safe, and respectful of individuals living with dementia and their families, and one where these individuals have independence and are engaged in the life of the community.

WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Learn to recognize the signs of dementia and use dementia friendly communications skills in your faith community, business, restaurant, bank, town office, library, and in your daily life in our community.

To learn more, visit www.glss.net     
or www.DFMassachsetts.com

This initiative is sponsored by the Family Caregiver Support Program at Greater Lynn Senior Services and made possible by a grant from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs.