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Dementia Friendly City

DEMENTIA FRIENDLY ST. CHARLES

Join the coalition to make St. Charles, Missouri a welcoming and supportive community for people living with dementia and their caregivers!

Dementia Friendly St.Charles is a volunteer coalition affiliated with the Bev Roy Hope Foundation and is the local chapter of the national Dementia Friendly America movement. We are community members, healthcare professionals, and organizations who advocate for the independence, dignity, and health of people living with dementia in St. Charles Communities. 

WHAT DOES DEMENTIA FRIENDLY ST. CHARLES DO?

We seek to:

  1. Raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
  2. Educate and support adults living with dementia and their caregivers.
  3. Build a network of businesses, faith communities, and other community groups committed to becoming more dementia friendly.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

INDIVIDUALS:

New members are always welcome! The Dementia Friendly St. Charles team meets about once a month and has a number of volunteer positions. Email Here:  bevroyhopefoundation.org for more information. 

LOCAL BUSINESSES, ORGANIZATIONS AND HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS:

Become an Alzheimer’s Friendly Business – Learn simple techniques to help customers that have Alzheimer’s or other dementia’s with this free 20 minute training provided by Home Instead. 

https://www.helpforalzheimersfamilies.com/learn/make-your-business-alzheimers-friendly/

After completing training, you can take steps to become an official member of Dementia Friendly St. Charles. You’ll be able to display the Dementia Friendly St. Charles logo and show your support to the public. 

MORE INFO ABOUT DEMENTIA FRIENDLY ST. CHARLES

OUR HISTORY:

Dementia Friendly St. Charles  began in 2019 as a grassroots initiative by a small group of St. Charles community members.  As caregivers of loved ones with dementia, these founders had first-hand experience with the challenges faced by people living with dementia. They saw a need for change.  We continue to grow our membership, including people in the early stages of dementia, who have shared valuable information about their experiences and their vision for living well with dementia. As a volunteer coalition, we met the requirements to officially join the Dementia Friendly America Network. These partnerships come with a wealth of support and provide a roadmap as we continue to move forward.

OUR PARTNERS:

Dementia Friendly St. Charles would like to offer special thanks to our local and national partners:

  • City of St. Charles Senior Advisory Commission
  • Alzheimer’s Association Greater Missouri Chapter
  • Main Street Church
  • Valenti’s Deli
  • Home Instead
  • Dementia Friendly America