About this Session:
Today, 220,000 people are living with dementia in Ontario. How can you ensure your programs are inclusive and accessible for those living with dementia? How can you incorporate dementia-friendly strategies? A Dementia-Friendly Community is a place where people living with dementia are understood, respected and supported. In a Dementia- Friendly Community, people living with dementia are included and have choice and control over their day-to-day lives and level of engagement. With inclusive programming, services and appropriate communication and accessibility strategies in place, libraries can be a valued service and community hub for people living with dementia and their care partners.
Participants will learn about:
- Dementia: signs, symptoms, prevalence
- Communication strategies
- How to incorporate dementia-friendly practices
- Current dementia-friendly library projects and programs across Ontario
- Getting connected to an Alzheimer Society near you
Felicia White holds a degree in Social Work and has worked in the social service and not for profit sectors for 10 years. Currently, she is the Manager of Program and Volunteer Development for the Alzheimer Society of Ontario where she has worked for 7 years. Her focus is on building volunteer capacity as well as using collaborative approaches to develop, implement and evaluate programs across Ontario. Felicia’s passion is developing inclusive community programs for people living with dementia and their care partners.
Social media: @AlzheimerOnt