New Community Joins the DFA Network!
Dementia Friendly America continues to welcome new communities to the fold! Read on to learn about our newest community in New York state.
Erie County, NY
Dementia Friendly Erie County came together with the support of local service providers; the Erie County Department of Senior Services; Alzheimer’s Association, Western New York Chapter; the Cheektowaga Senior Center; the Brothers of Mercy Community: Montabaur Heights; the Center for Excellence in Alzheimer’s Disease (CEAD);, the Center for Elder Law and Justice (CELJ); Independent Health; Meals on Wheels; Health Force; and the Olmstead Center for Sight. Dementia Friendly Erie County has already led education sessions with local faith communities, attorneys, long-term care facilities, and shared information at local health fairs about ways to support individuals living with dementia. With an eye toward the future, Dementia Friendly Erie County is planning increase awareness of Alzheimer’s and dementia in it's community and will soon pursue increased interdisciplinary work with local businesses and human service agencies.