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 2018, 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: Get a group together – large or small

Step Two: Agree on a leader or co-leaders

Step Three: Raise awareness

Step Four: Engage People Living with Dementia

Step Five: Check out the Data on Your Community

Step Six: Develop a Plan of Action Based on What is Needed: Three Sectors

Step Seven: Engage Local Elected Officials: Sign the DFM Pledge

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