Dementia Friendly Duluth
Dementia Friendly Duluth is the face of Dementia support. Their goal is to make the community more aware, informed, sensitive, and supportive of people experiencing and caring for those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of Dementia.
Dementia Friendly Duluth’s objective is to improve awareness of the resources and organizations available to support people with dementia and their families and increase knowledge of dementia across the community.
This project is led by and a priority of The Victory Fund, a foundation created to help communities in northeastern Minnesota identify, address and resolve chronic health issues.
- Dementia Education – In a 30 minutes to 1 hour attendees can learn basic information and tips on how to communicate and support our community members and loved ones experiencing dementia. For more information email: Dfdvictory@gmail.com
- Dementia Collaborative – This is a forum to convene both personal and professional stakeholders on a regular basis to continue to work on dementia related community issues together. If you’re interested in attending a Dementia Collaborative meeting please contact: Dfdvictory@gmail.com or call at (218) 464-3339
- Library Focus – By focusing on staff training, volunteer training, developing memory kits for library patrons and caregivers, and hosting educational events coupled with community discussions. The desired outcomes include utilizing the library as a dissemination point for information, resources, and creating general awareness regarding the impact of dementia. Contact: Dfdvictory@gmail.com or call at (218) 464-3339
- Transportation Focus – The transportation committee completed a transportation resource document that outlines all the transportation options available for older adults in the Duluth area. Transportation Resources [PDF]