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West Deerfield Township

The West Deerfield Township Dementia Friendly Initiative includes about a dozen entities, which represent both public and private sectors. They include people from Deerfield Police and Fire Departments, West Deerfield Township, Village of Deerfield, Deerfield Public Library, the senior centers of Deerfield and Lake Forest, Chamber of Commerce, the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Senior Citizens Foundation, Faith in Action Volunteers, and CJE SeniorLife Weinberg Community for Senior Living.

West Deerfield Township Dementia Friendly Activities

The West Deerfield Township Dementia Friendly Initiative has already implemented many steps in their development of this application. They include:

  • All members of the initiative have become a Dementia Friend
  • Monthly meetings focused on organization, learning, sharing experiences, and discussing next steps
  • Discussion of Dementia Friendly efforts through community newsletter
  • Presentations from Dementia Friendly partners
  • Work to train local businesses on Dementia Friendly
  • Development of community flyer describing efforts

West Deerfield Township Dementia Friendly Initiative has created several next steps. They include

  • First Responder training
  • Creating emergency medical information kits for resident living with dementia
  • Continued training of businesses
  • Development of Memory Cafes
  • Continued community educational program
  • Continued sharing of information with residents

West Deerfield Township Dementia Friendly Contacts

Alyson Feiger, West Deerfield Township Supervisor
West Deerfield Township601 Deerfield Road
Deerfield, IL 60015

Ron Levitsky