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An initiative of the Massachusetts Councils on Aging

Step Two

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

Action teams are comprised of residents, community representatives, local government officials, or anyone in the community interested in shaping the dementia-friendly initiative in their city or town.  Its members should include representatives from at least three community sectors.  The action team is responsible for reviewing resident needs; assessing options for addressing those needs; and developing and implementing an action plan.  While conducting their work, action teams should involve people directly or indirectly affected by dementia. An action team needs a leader or co-leaders responsible for convening and leading the team’s collaborative work. Some examples of community leaders include members of the local faith community, a home care agency owner, a librarian, or a former Council on Aging Board member


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