Community Meeting Scheduled to Benefit Individuals with Alzheimer’s

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The number of people with Alzheimer’s and other dementia is increasing at a rapid rate. One in nine people over the age of 65 have Alzheimer’s and about one-third of people over the age of 85 have the disease. Is our community prepared?

 

A number of Mankato/North Mankato area organizations, residents, health-care providers, business owners and government workers have been working together to create a dementia-friendly community.

 

On February 24, the ACT on Alzheimer’s Action Team will host a community meeting to prioritize goals and action steps to create a community that is informed, safe and respectful of individuals with dementia. The meeting will be held at Crossview Covenant Church from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. All who are interested are encouraged to attend. 

 

Attendees will learn about the results of a recent community survey that will help determine what the Mankato/North Mankato area can do to become more dementia-friendly. Attendees will have the opportunity to provide feedback and create community goals based on the survey results.

 

Click here to register to attend.

 

For more information, contact Danielle Walchuk at

 

(507) 389-8863 or danielle@rndc.org.

 

 

January 23, 2015 in Community Resources, Event

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