Dementia Friendly America Welcomes Two New Communities

The Dementia Friendly America community continues to grow and recently welcomed two new communities—Dementia Friendly Evanston and Martin County HUGS. n4a is a member and administrator of DFA, as we believe this movement offers tremendous value as the Aging Network supports growing numbers of people living with dementia. If your community isn't yet involved, put it on your 2019 to-do list to learn more!

Located in Illinois, Dementia Friendly Evanston is a community-wide initiative focused on education, outreach, collaboration and advocacy to maximize the quality of life, community participation, and independence for Evanston residents living with dementia and their care partners.
Located in Florida, Martin County HUGS (Help, Understanding, Guidance and Safety) is a joint venture between Alzheimer's Community Care and the Council on Aging of Martin County. Martin County HUGS is a collaborative, community-wide effort that will provide the community with access to dementia-related information, caregiver education and understanding of available family support services. Martin County HUGS is already off to a great start—they've already developed partnerships with Publix grocery store and Seacoast Bank to provide dementia-friendly training to staff.
Visit to learn how you can make your community dementia friendly, or contact Meredith Hanley, Director, Community Capacity Building, n4a, 202.872.0888 or



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