How can you help?
We’re glad you’re interested in helping to create a dementia-friendly, dementia-capable community. Here are several ways you can help.
Educate yourself about dementia
- Learn the 10 Signs
- Attend a dementia awareness presentation, training or event
- Visit the Resource Page of this website
Become a dementia-friendly organization or business
Invite a WCDAN educator to present to your group or business – as few as 30 minutes is all it takes!
Some of the types of organizations that could benefit:
- Senior Clubs
- Service Organizations
- Healthcare and Related Service Providers
- Faith Communities
- Retail Stores and Restaurants
Volunteer to become a WCDAN educator
WCDAN educators are certified by the Alzheimer’s Association to teach their curricula. They also attend ongoing training for educational updates. ACT on Alzheimer’s presentation educators require certification from the state office of ACT on Alzheimer’s.
Become a WCDAN member and volunteer
Volunteers serve in a variety of ways. They help with dementia awareness events, serve on work teams, become dementia friends, and dementia educators. If you have compassion and concern for those living with dementia and their caregivers and would like to share our mission in your community, please contact Lori Petersen by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s
The next Walk to End Alzheimer’s of West Central Minnesota is in Willmar on Saturday, September 30, 2017, at Robbins Island. It is a three-mile walk sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Visit their site to register, volunteer, and donate.
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Get notifications of upcoming events and see more photos of the 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer’s of West Central MN, along with other WCDAN activities.