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Connecting Through Memory Cafes and Libraries

Community stakeholders, funders, academic institutions and public health agencies in Wisconsin are working together to foster dementia friendly communities. Two promising programs, the Fox Valley Memory Project and the Bridges Library Memory Project are working to provide supportive environments to people living with dementia and their family members. Speakers will share their journey towards implementing and scaling these initiatives in their communities and will offer guidance and ideas about bringing these models to your own community. Angela Meyers is the Coordinator of Youth and Inclusive Services at the Bridges Library System in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Meyers coordinates the Library Memory Project which consists of 13 libraries across three counties partnering to offer memory cafes and educational opportunities to those living with memory loss and their care partners. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree (2002) and a Master of Library & Information Science degree (2008) from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Susan H. McFadden, Ph.D., is Professor Emerita of Psychology, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Since retiring from teaching, she has continued to do research with students and faculty on various issues related to dementia. In 2012, she co-founded Fox Valley Memory Project (FVMP) which aims to create a dementia inclusive community in northeast Wisconsin. She serves on FVMP committees, volunteers at one of its memory cafes, and coordinates the memory cafe chorus. She is currently writing a book about dementia inclusive communities. Thank you to Bader Philanthropies for their support of this webinar. Webinar date: November 15, 2018.



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