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North Chicago/Lake County

North Chicago stakeholders held their first Dementia Friendly Community meeting on December 15, 2017, and it was a huge success. For a picture and list of attendees, please see Dementia Friendly North Chicago Kick-Off.

Dementia Friendly North Chicago/Lake County Activities

  • Developed Advisory Committee North Chicago/Lake County in February 2018.
  • Created Tales and Travels Memories Library Program and developed 10 kits to share with providers region-wide (volunteer program).
  • Piloted the Stress Busters for Family Caregivers of People with Dementia evidenced-based program.
  • Hosted the first nine week session from April 12, 2018, to June 7, 2018, at Foss Park District, North Chicago.
  • Held a Train the Trainer session on June 25 and 26 at the Area Agency West Chicago Office.
  • Had a Vendor Booth at North Chicago Community Days on August 6 and 7, 2018.
  • North Chicago Mayor Rockingham Proclamation on Dementia Friendly Day, August 6, 2018.
  • North Chicago Fire Department Safety Fair in October 2018.
  • Lake County Housing Authority hosts Memory Cafes at various Senior Housing Communities throughout Lake County.
  • Vista East coordinates Dementia Friendly staff training at hospitals and organizes a committee to attend NC Aldermen Meetings.
  • Memory Sunday in June 2018, for Faith Communities in North Chicago.

Contact Dementia Friendly North Chicago/Lake County

For information about Dementia Friendly North Chicago/Lake County, please email Colette Jordan at