An initiative of the Massachusetts Councils on Aging

Step Two

by | Feb 27, 2019

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

Action teams comprise of residents, community sector representatives, local government officials, or anyone in the community interested in shaping the dementia-friendly initiative in their city or town.  Representatives of at least three community sectors should be members of the action team. Try to involve people directly or indirectly impacted by the effects of dementia.

Someone has to do the convening, and a leader or co-leaders should be responsible for leading but not doing everything themselves. Examples of community leaders include members of the local faith community, an independent home care owner, a librarian, or a former Council on Aging Board member.

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