Join the Dementia Friendly Communities program to help make Elgin Dementia Friendly! Find out how to get involved by emailing Maggie Scanlon at [email protected] or by calling (519) 633-4396.
What is Dementia Friendly Communities?
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.
Places in Elgin That Are Dementia Friendly
- Central United Church
- CIBC St Thomas
- City of St Thomas
- IDA Port Stanley
- Member of Provincial Parliament/Member of Parliament
- Metcalfe Gardens Retirement Home
- Port Stanley Festival Theatre
- St Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre
- St Thomas Public Library
- YMCA St. Thomas
- Yurek Pharmacy
Community businesses/organizations working toward joining the Dementia Friendly Community:
Information for Businesses and Organizations
You will have the ability to provide a unique, high-quality service to new and existing customers. By displaying the Dementia Friendly 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 Dementia Friendly Communities program? Find out how to get involved by emailing our office or calling (519) 633-4396.
Information for Care-Partners and Person's Living with Dementia
You will be able to identify places in our community who have received dementia training by the decal that is displayed in their business or organization. People living with dementia can take part in the program by wearing a blue umbrella pin to identify that they are a person living with dementia. The pin is discussed during the training and identifies that the person might need more assistance when out in the community.
We also invite you to join the Dementia Friendly Communities committee. Click here for more information.