Kankakee County

In February 2018 the Area Agency on Aging and other community partners, caregivers and people living with dementia developed an Advisory Committee in Kankakee County which has worked tirelessly to engage in the process to join Dementia Friendly America. 

Dementia Friendly Kankakee County Activities

  • Dementia Friendly Kick-off Meeting, Kankakee County: December 2017
  • Developed Advisory Committee, Kankakee County: February 2018
  • Piloting the Stress Busters for Family Caregivers of People with Dementia evidenced-based program
  • Train the Trainer session on June 25 and 26 at the Area Agency West Chicago Office
  • Nine week session at Kankakee Community College Lifetime Learning Institute in September/October 2018
  • Memory Cafes in Kankakee County
  • Friendship Festival Resource Tent
  • Manteno Senior Academy
  • World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Fair
  • Daily Journal Senior Fair
  • Alzheimer’s Walk
  • Farmer’s Market