Fostering Dementia Friendly Communities
Conversations with GIA
More cities aim to be “dementia friendly” and each and every part of the community can work towards becoming dementia friendly. As each sector takes its own steps to foster support, a community that is informed, safe, and respectful emerges to foster quality of life for those living with dementia and their care partners. This webinar explored the value of dementia friendly communities. Learn about a multi-sector, national collaborative of cross-sector organizations and individuals working with communities and the strategies they are employing to drive solutions, and where they see opportunities for philanthropy to help make a difference. Presenters: Michael Buckley, Vice President, Public Affairs, BrightFocus Foundation; Lylie Fisher, AAA Coordinator, Montgomery County Government, Health and Human Services; Olivia Mastry, JD, MPH, Founding Partner, Collective Action Lab and Executive Lead, Dementia Friendly America; and George Vradenburg, JD, Chairman and Founding Board Member, US Against Alzheimer’s. Moderator: John Feather, PhD, CEO, Grantmakers In Aging. Sponsored by The John A. Hartford Foundation and AARP Foundation. Note: CEUs are not available for this webinar. Watch the webinar.