The prevalence of dementia is rapidly increasing. The number of people living with dementia is expected to double for people ages 75-84 and triple for those over age 85. Younger onset Alzheimer's, occurring in people under age 65 is also on the rise.
Recognizing that Sturbridge has a growing older population, we need to prepare all sectors in our community to address the growing opportunities and needs faced by people with dementia, their families, caregivers, employers, and the community as a whole.
Because of your role as a community leader; business owners, restaurant owners & managers, police & fire departments, accountants, bankers, caregivers and more; your perspectives would be invaluable to understand our community.
Please join me to prepare Sturbridge for this pressing, critical community issue to address opportunities and meet the needs of people living with dementia and be part of the dementia friendly movement spreading across the United States through the Dementia Friendly America Initiative.
If you are a restaurant owner/manager please ask about the Purple Table Reservation Initiative.
I am looking for a motivated, compassionate, understanding, patient and loving group of community role models to be a part of this movement with me and the seniors citizens of Sturbridge. Come join us. RSVP by October 9, 2018.