Blue Umbrella/Dementia Friendly Communities
What is a dementia friendly community?
A dementia friendly community is a community that:
Understands dementia and the challenges that people living with dementia face in their community.
Encourages the inclusion and independence of people living with dementia.
Assists people living with dementia in the most appropriate and helpful ways.
Values and welcomes people living with dementia in their businesses and establishments.
How can this program help me?
People living with Dementia and Care Partners
You will be able to easily identify businesses and organizations that have been trained to provide good and respectful customer service to you and your family.
Businesses and Organizations
You will have the ability to provide a unique, high quality service to new and existing customers. By displaying the Blue Umbrella logo, you will encourage people living with dementia and their care partners to choose you.
Are you or your business/organization interested in finding out how to be a part of the Blue Umbrella program? Find out how to get involved by emailing Maggie Trevitt or calling (519) 633-4396.
You and your family will live in a community that is dedicated to the safety and engagement of all of its members.
How can I get involved?
Businesses and organizations have an opportunity to receive education about dementia, and learn strategies to provide good customer service to people living with dementia.
Those who receive training and implement the strategies will be designated as a dementia-friendly establishment, and will display a Blue Umbrella logo.
For more information about Dementia Friendly Initiatives across Ontario, check out the Alzheimer Society Ontario website: www.dementiafriendlyontario.ca