St. Charles: A Dementia-Friendly City
The Bev Roy Hope Foundation is proud to be a member of the coalition to make St. Charles, Missouri, a dementia-friendly city.
Dementia Friendly St. Charles began in 2019 as a grassroots initiative led by a small group of community members. As caregivers of loved ones with dementia, the founders had firsthand experience with the challenges faced by people living with dementia. They saw a need for change.
We are community members, healthcare professionals and organizations who advocate for the independence, dignity and health of people living with dementia in the St. Charles area. The coalition is the local chapter of the national Dementia-Friendly America Network and is one of only two cities within the State of Missouri with this distinction.
We seek to:
- Raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia
- Educate and support adults living with dementia and their caregivers
- Build a network of businesses, faith communities and other community groups committed to providing a safe and welcoming place for those with dementia
What You Can Do:
Join the coalition to make St. Charles a welcoming and supportive community for people living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia and their caregivers!
New members are always welcome! The Dementia-Friendly St. Charles team meets about once a month and has several volunteer positions available. Email bevroyhopefoundation.org for more information.
Local Businesses, Organizations and Healthcare Providers
Become an official member of Dementia-Friendly St. Charles! Learn simple techniques to provide a welcoming place for individuals who have Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. You’ll be able to display the Dementia-Friendly St. Charles logo and show your support to the public.
Complete a free 20-minute training provided by Home Instead to take the first step to becoming an official member of the Dementia-Friendly St. Charles coalition. Simply click on this link to watch the training.
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 Delicatessen and Market
- Home Instead
- Dementia Friendly America