The mission of Age In America is to demonstrate that we are all essentially the same–human and interesting and imperfect; to dispel the myths and stereotypes about aging; and to help eliminate discrimination of people based on age.
Although I have always interacted well with older adults, I truly didn’t expect it to have such a great impact on my life — It’s this kind of sharing and cooperation that is valuable for young children on several levels.
Dementia Friendly Nevada asks people with dementia and their care partners, ‘what do you need and how can we help you develop what’s needed in your communities?’”
The genius and beauty of Dementia Friends USA is anyone can get certified by learning about what it’s like to live with dementia, and then turning that understanding into action.
Formed as a coalition of “community partners,” Momentia’s purpose is to empower people with memory loss and their care partners to remain connected and active in the community. Central to the movement’s philosophy is its positive perspective on dementia and a collective determination “to transform what it means to live with dementia in the community—thus changing the story from one of despair to one of hope.”
RVDC aims to utilize its roving volunteers to serve as secondary responders in times of disaster. Members are being recruited from the thousands of 55-plus adults that own RVs.
Leading the nation in the creation and proliferation of dementia-friendly communities is quite a responsibility to bear, but the Land of 10,000 Lakes has made it look somewhat easy with the implementation of more than 43 such communities in the span of just four years.
On any given weekday at 210 North Champion Street in Columbus, Ohio, elders and preschoolers can be seen mixing bubble solutions and puffing at them together in the activity room, caring for plants outside in the mobile gardening units, reading books aloud to one another in the classroom, or rehearsing a play in the auditorium.