Promoting a Dementia-Friendly

Marlborough, Massachusetts

As part of the MetroWest Alzheimer's Partnership Senior Center / Library Outreach Project, the Marlborough Senior Center recently received resource information on Alzheimer's disease and materials that will help connect families and caregivers to services through the Alzheimer's Association.  For the full story, click HERE.

Look for the "Dementia Friendly" window decal at these locations:  Marlborough City Hall, Kennedy's Pub and Welly's, now "Dementia Friendly" after employee training.

Worried about a friend or loved one with dementia or Alzheimer's becoming lost?  Click HERE to register an individual with the Marlborough Police Department.

A Dementia-Friendly Community

Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School becomes first school in Massachusetts to become Dementia Friendly.  Click HERE for details.

 

To view video of our March 4, 2017 Community Meeting, click HERE.

What is COME 2 B Dementia-Friendly Marlborough?

 

COME 2 B Dementia-Friendly Marlborough (Communities Of Massachusetts Engage to be Dementia Friendly) is a grassroots volunteer-driven collaboration to prepare the Marlborough community to be dementia friendly.  It creates an informed, safe and respectful community for people with dementia and their families and caregivers, and provides supportive options that foster quality of life.

A Dementia-Friendly View

Some text and above image are reproduced from ACT on Alzheimer's® developed tools and resources.

What does creating a dementia-friendly community involve?

• Rising awareness about Alzheimer’s, transforming attitudes, and moving people to action.

• Supporting family and friend caregivers by providing accessible information, resources, and in-person support.

• Promoting meaningful participation in community life for everyone.

• Including communities that experience inequities because of race, ethnicity, culture, language, sexual orientation, gender identity, mental illness, hearing/sensory differences, intellectual or physical abilities, and economic status.

COME 2 B Dementia-Friendly Marlborough

40 New Street (Senior Center)

Marlborough, MA  01752

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