Becoming Dementia Friendly with resident services

By Ellen Lebedow

Manager, Resident Services

The Alzheimer’s Association has chosen June 21,“The Longest Day” and the summer solstice as a  day to help raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease. To help acknowledge this very relevant campaign and to participate in our educational effort regarding dementia in general, and how as a community we can improve the way we respond to, engage with and support those around us who are living with dementia. The Resident Services/Social Work team is organizing this important event.

On Tuesday, June 26 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Understanding Your Neighbor: Becoming Dementia Friendly at Riderwood Village will be presented in the Encore Theater. Presenters from the Greenbelt Assistance in Living (GAIL) program will talk about the growing national and local movement towards creating Dementia Friendly Communities. Also, our own Riderwood resident and CommUNITY Living Co-Chair, Levern Allen, will speak about how the goals of the CommUNITY Living Committee are entirely in sync with the Dementia Friendly Initiative. Please join us for this important and relevant program!

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