A Dementia Friendly Community in Your Community: Signal Hill,
Strathcona, Christie Park & Aspen
An Information Evening to mark the launch of the Dementia Friendly Communities Proof of Concept project in the Signal Hill, Strathcona, Christie Park & Aspen communities. Featuring a Dementia Friendly Community Panel to discuss what it means to have a Dementia Friendly Community in Your Community.
Guest speakers on this Panel include representatives from:
- The Brenda Strafford Foundation (Dementia Friendly Communities Coordinator)
- Calgary Seniors Resource Society (Community Relations)
- The Signal Hill, Strathcona and Christie Park Dementia Friendly Community Alliance Group (Caregiver)
Individuals and businesses from the local Signal Hill, Strathcona, Christie Park & Aspen communities are invited to attend. Come along to find out more about how you can be part of creating Calgary's first Dementia Friendly Community!
Background on the Dementia Friendly Communities Iniative
In Calgary, there are more than 13,000 people living with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. Approximately 130,000 Calgarians are impacted by the disease.
A Dementia Friendly Community provides community-based innovative support and services, through local action for those living with, or affected by, dementia. Dementia Friendly Communities support those with dementia, so individuals and their caregivers feel included and supported in the place where they live.
The Brenda Strafford Foundation has initiated a Dementia Friendly Community proof of concept project in two Alberta communities: Signal Hill, Strathcona and Christie Park (S.W. Calgary); and Okotoks.
This two-and-a-half year demonstration project is intended to improve the lives of persons living with dementia in the community, support their caregivers, and to mobilize the community to recognize the needs of those with dementia in order to design and build an infrastructure of supports for Dementia Friendly Communities.
The Brenda Strafford Foundation would like to acknowledge funding for the Dementia Friendly Communities initiative that has been provided by the Government of Alberta (Seniors and Housing); Alberta Innovates; and, Alberta Health Services (Seniors Health Strategic Clinical Network).
If you would like to learn more, or become involved with this project, please contact Emma Richardson, Dementia Friendly Communities Coordinator at email@example.com.