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An initiative of the Massachusetts Councils on Aging

DFM Communities

by | Feb 8, 2019

DFM Recognized Communities  

No community will ever be fully dementia-friendly.  But every community who makes progress towards being dementia-friendly should be recognized and celebrated.  Before the Massachusetts Dementia Friendly Initiative began in 2016, many communities have received formal recognition for being dementia-friendly.

View the full list of active communities.

If your community would like to get involved, here is what you’ll need to do.

Step One: Reach Out to the Community

Step Two: Create an Action Team; Determine a Leader or Co-leaders

Step Three:  Sign the Pledge

Step Four: Raise awareness

Step Five: Engage People Living with Dementia

Step Six: Check out the Data on Your Community

Step Seven: Develop an Action Plan & Implement

 

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