DFM Recognized Communities
No community will ever be fully dementia-friendly. But every community making progress towards being dementia-friendly should be recognized and celebrated. Since the Massachusetts Dementia Friendly Initiative began in 2016, communities have received formal recognition for being dementia-friendly.
If your community would like to get involved, here is what you’ll need to do.
Step One: Create an Action Team; Identify a Leader or Co-Leaders
Step Two: Engage with Residents
Step Three: Develop an Action Plan & Begin Implementation
Step Four: Be Recognized for your Commitment
Step Five: Celebrate Progress and look for ways to Continue to Improve