DEMENTIA FRIENDLY VERONA

DEMENTIA FRIENDLY VERONA

Did you know that Verona has a dedicated group of community and professional volunteer committed to making Verona a dementia friendly community? The Verona Dementia Friendly Steering Committee engages businesses and government by providing resources, training and dementia friendly initiatives. Verona has 30 businesses/organizations that have completed the Dementia Friendly Training. In June 2019 committee members visited each business to acknowledge their commitment and support in keeping Verona dementia friendly. The Verona Dementia Friendly Committee supports the initiative throughout the year by staffing information booths at Hometown Days, Concerts in the Park, National Night Out and the Verona Farmer’s Market. The group also collaborates with the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) “Train the Trainer” sessions and now has three individuals trained as Dementia Friendly Trainers.

 

Our goal for 2020 is to continue Dementia Friendly Training for Verona area businesses and organizations. If you are interested in learning more about the dementia friendly initiative for your business or organization, please call the Verona Senior Center at 608-845-7471 and leave a message for Stephanie or Jan.