Step Seven: Develop a Plan of Action & Implement
To be recognized for their commitment to implement the steps outlined in the community’s action plan, the action team submits the Dementia Friendly Massachusetts (DFM) Pledge, which is available here. Communities can email their signed Pledge to the DFM Project Manager, Patty Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Communities that submit their signed Pledge along with a copy of their action plan and a list of the advisory committee members will receive a certificate and public recognition. Before signing the Pledge, communities are asked to create an action plan that includes the involvement of persons living with dementia and have their action team, its leader(s) and at least one municipal leader or elected official sign the document.