Community Meeting Scheduled to Benefit Individuals with Alzheimer’sBack to Blog Home
|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.
For more information, contact Danielle Walchuk at
(507) 389-8863 or firstname.lastname@example.org.