Creating a Dementia Friendly Community
The Bristol County Estate Planning Council invites you to our November dinner meeting!
In August 2016, Bristol Elder Services was awarded a one-time grant to create a Dementia Friendly Fall River (DFFR). The funding presented an exciting opportunity to improve the quality of life in Fall River for those with dementia and their families. A summit was convened and an ongoing coalition formed. The group adopted the forget-me-not flower as its symbol.
The coalition, comprised of representatives from about 35 public and private organizations, focuses on training businesses to recognize and assist those with dementia and their care partners. Once trained, a business receives a DFFR window cling.
To date, 47 presentations have resulted in over 1,110 people being trained at public agencies, private businesses, human service organizations and coalitions, and a hair salon. In May, 2018, DFFR was the proud recipient of the Bristol County Estate Planning Council's Jay Sullivan Award.