Step Seven: Engage Local Elected Officials: Sign the DFM Pledge
To be recognized as a DFM Community, communities are asked to take the above steps and sign the pledge below.
As members of (community name)’s Dementia Friendly Action Team, we pledge to continue to engage in these efforts by taking action to improve our community and system capabilities, thereby optimizing the health, well-being and involvement of people with dementia and their care partners. We agree that every part of our community plays a role and that together, we can work to take steps to create a dementia friendly culture and facilitate the adoption of dementia friendly practices in all parts of (community name).
❧Have consulted with the Dementia Friendly Massachusetts Project Manager
❧Have created an Action Team and identified a Team Leader
❧Have engaged three or more community sectors
❧Utilized data from Community Profile from the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Data Report in our continued efforts
❧Created an Action Plan that includes involvement of persons living with dementia
We now hereby sign this pledge as a sign of our commitment to continue in our efforts to make and sustain (community name), as a Dementia Friendly Community.
Who should sign the pledge?
- Elected officials
- Town Administrator
- DFM Advisory Committee Members
- COA Board Members
- Business Leaders
- Civic Leaders
And when our Community is Ready to Sign the Pledge?
DFM communities will be formally recognized by a state official at the MCOA Annual Meeting.