The recent announcement of a $800,000 four-year grant will enable the Hamilton Council on Aging (HCoA) to continue and expand the development of dementia friendly communities in Hamilton and Haldimand.
The Dementia Community Investment Fund grant is distributed by the Public Health Agency of Canada. A Dementia Friendly Community is a place where people living with dementia are understood, respected and supported by others, and more importantly, able to contribute to community life.
The work will be led by HCoA in partnership with: GERAS Centre for Research on Aging, the Regional Geriatrics Program, Alzheimer Society, Senior Support Services of Haldimand, Haldimand War Memorial Hospital and McMaster University. They will engage people living with dementia and their care partners in conversations about how to create dementia friendly communities. Based on this input, action plans will be created which will support individuals with dementia to have choice and control over their day to lives and to engage in community life.
If you are a person living with dementia or a carepartner/caregiver to a Person living with dementia, the HCoA wants to hear about your experiences, challenges and ideas on making the Hamilton and Haldimand communities dementia friendly. To arrange an interview, please call 905-529-7030 ext. 211 or email: email@example.com.
For more information on the Dementia Friendly Communities Project, Hamilton & Haldimand, please contact Tracy Gibbs, Project Manager at 905-920-7705 or firstname.lastname@example.org.