Dementia Friendly Community
Brown County Dementia Friendly Community Coalition
People living with dementia have hope,
are valued, and belong.
The mission of the Dementia Friendly Community Coalition is to raise awareness, develop cooperative partnerships, educate, and engage all to create a dementia friendly community that enhances quality of life. By transforming the community, we promote inclusion, reduce stigma, and instill hope.
This coalition is made of passionate individuals from many different business sectors and parts of the community. It includes representatives from ADRC, Green Bay Police Department, hospitals, assisted livings, supportive care agencies, Brown County Parks, and many more!
Find us on Facebook! facebook.com/bcdementiafriendly
Dementia Coalition COVID-19 2020 Newsletters
Now more than ever, people with dementia and their caregivers need support. These weekly newsletters are for you. You will find virtual support, educational opportunities, activities for people with dementia, and self-care tips for caregivers.
April Dementia Resources Newsletters
April – Week 1 Dementia Telephone Support Groups, Communication Tips & Strategies
April – Week 2 Family Members of Loved Ones in Facilities, CALM: Tips for Caregivers
April – Week 3 Caregiving During COVID, Comedy City De Pere
April – Week 4 Virtual Men’s Group, Using Meaningful Activities to Engage People with Dementia
May Dementia Resources Newsletters
May – Week 1 Virtual Women’s Group, Environmental Impacts on the Brain
May – Week 2 Wisconsin Caregiver Support Groups, Become a Dementia Friend (Virtual)
May – Week 3 Brain Health Webinar Series, Old Time Radio Apps
May – Week 4 Monterey Bay Aquarium LIVE, Life Letters: How to Share your Thoughts and Feelings with Family and Friends
June Dementia Resources Newsletters
Training businesses and organizations on how to recognize, respond to, and create a welcoming space for people with dementia.
Hosting accessible, educational events for community members and professionals.
Providing fun, comfortable environments where people with dementia and their caregivers can relax, engage, and enjoy the company of others on the same journey. Memory Cafes are cancelled as a preventative measure to help keep people safe and healthy.
What is Dementia Friends?
Dementia Friends is an information session led by a Dementia Friends Champion. The session includes education on the basics of dementia, activities that help people understand what it might be like to live with dementia, and tips on how to better communicate with someone with dementia.
What makes me a Dementia Friend?
Each person leaves the session with their own concrete action that will help them become a better “Dementia Friend.” The action can be as big or as small as you choose – every action counts!
Want to become a Dementia Friend? Call ADRC (920) 448-4300.