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Dementia Friendly WNC

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Dementia Friendly WNC is committed to increasing awareness around dementia and decreasing its negative stigma.  We aim to ease fears and increase comfort levels for those interacting with people living with dementia, encouraging those who attend our awareness sessions to take concrete action to reach out to those living with dementia.  We partner with people living with dementia, involving them as members of our steering team decisions and including their voices in our awareness sessions.

Dementia Friendly Recognition

A Dementia Friendly organization is one in which people living with dementia can comfortably interact and receive services.   Recognized businesses and organizations take steps to make their spaces inclusive. Staff and management embrace dementia friendly service and communication.

With this program, we can open doors for people living with dementia to reduce isolation and interact with them in supportive ways. We know that the entire community benefits when all members are valued and included.

If you wish to have this program at your organization. Please click here to to arrange an educational session for the program.

If you have questions, please email: WNCDementiaFriendlyCommunities@gmail.com


To make a donation to Dementia Friendly WNC, you may do so through our site as Council on Aging of Buncombe County is the Fiscal Sponsor for this grassroots organization:

100% of funds go toward programming.

Make checks payable to:
Council on Aging of Buncombe County/ Dementia Friendly WNC
46 Sheffield Circle, Asheville, NC 28803

You may also make a donation online, but must enter a note that states “Dementia Friendly WNC” here: www.coabc.org/donate

(Donations may be tax-deductible, as Council on Aging of Buncombe County is a 501(c)3. For more information, visit www.coabc.org)

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