Dementia Friendly Washoe

Dementia Friendly Washoe County Co-Facilitators

Jennifer Carson
Director
Dementia Engagement, Education and Research Program
University of Nevada, Reno
Phone: 775-682-9444
Email: [email protected]

Casey Acklin
AmeriCorps VISTA
Dementia Friendly Nevada
Phone: 775-682-6699
Email: [email protected]

About

Community-Driven Change: The Dementia Friendly Washoe County community action group aims to develop and promote a community that is respectful, educated, supportive and inclusive of people living with dementia and their care partners. This goal is mobilized through a collaborative, multi-sector approach to community-driven change utilizing the Dementia Friendly America process. Adopting an ‘authentic partnerships’ approach, the direct engagement of people living with dementia and their care partners is central to our values and process. A second aim of Dementia Friendly Washoe County is to promote and expand the reach of the Nevada Dementia Supports Toolbox, evidence-based programs that are currently available within the state to educate and support people living with dementia and their care partners.

 

See Us in Action

Get Involved

There are numerous ways to get involved in dementia friendly initiatives in Washoe County. 
Click here to learn about a variety of opportunities.

Open Door Café

Open Door Café is an opportunity to relax and socialize while developing networks of peer support. Any person who is living with memory loss or dementia, or is aging with intellectual and developmental disability, is welcome at the Open Door Café. Families, friends and invited professional care partners are also welcome. The Open Door Café […]

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Open Door Café

Open Door Café is an opportunity to relax and socialize while developing networks of peer support. Any person who is living with memory loss or dementia, or is aging with intellectual and developmental disability, is welcome at the Open Door Café. Families, friends and invited professional care partners are also welcome. The Open Door Café […]

Find out more »

Open Door Café

Open Door Café is an opportunity to relax and socialize while developing networks of peer support. Any person who is living with memory loss or dementia, or is aging with intellectual and developmental disability, is welcome at the Open Door Café. Families, friends and invited professional care partners are also welcome. The Open Door Café […]

Find out more »

Open Door Café

Open Door Café is an opportunity to relax and socialize while developing networks of peer support. Any person who is living with memory loss or dementia, or is aging with intellectual and developmental disability, is welcome at the Open Door Café. Families, friends and invited professional care partners are also welcome. The Open Door Café […]

Find out more »

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Phone: 775-682-9444

Email: [email protected]

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