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Dementia Friends (virtual session)

Looking to become an Ohio Dementia Friend, Dementia Friends Champion, or simply need a refresher? Please join Dementia Friends for a free, virtual session with optional Dementia Friends Champions training. These sessions are now offered twice a month for individuals who work and live in Ohio.

The daytime offering will occur on the 2nd Thursday of every month from 12:00-2:30 p.m. and the evening offering on the 4th Tuesday of every month from 6:00-8:30 p.m

Attendees interested in becoming a Dementia Friend will participate for the first 75 minutes. Attendees seeking to become a Dementia Friends Champion will participate for the entire 2.5 hours. Pre-registration is required, click here to pre-register. Visit their website here for general information. If you have any questions, please click here to email Elizabeth Kinzig or here to email Marty Williman.

  What is Dementia Friends?
*Dementia Friends is a global, call-to-action movement developed by the Alzheimer’s Society in the United Kingdom and now underway in the United States. The goal is to help everyone in a community understand how dementia impacts individuals and families, and things we can each do to make a difference in the lives of those affected. In this free, virtual, one-hour session we will cover the basics of dementia including common types, signs and symptoms, communication tips, community resources and more. An emphasis on positive messaging and dementia stigma reduction is a key part of this program, designed to reach audiences in all community sectors. 

**A Dementia Friends Champion designation is received after attending a 2.5-hour free, virtual training which includes a Dementia Friends session and additional information, resources and materials needed by Champions to deliver free virtual or in-person Dementia Friends sessions throughout their communities.

Daytime Sessions:

  • July 13th 
  • August 10th 
  • September 14th 
  • October 12th 
  • November 9th 
  • December 14th 

All daytime sessions will be on the second Thursday of every month 12:00-2:30 pm ET.

Evening Sessions: 

  • June 27th 
  • July 25th 
  • August 22nd 
  • September 26th 
  • October 24th 
  • November 28th 
  • December 26th 

All evening sessions will be on the fourth Tuesday of every month 6:00-8:30 pm ET.

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