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Villa St. Benedict Holds Dementia Friends “Talk” for Staff

On Friday, January, 24, Susan Frick, social worker for the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center, gave a “Dementia Talk” for staff at Villa St. Benedict, Lisle IL. During the presentation, staff was challenged with coming up with ways to support people living with dementia not only in their professional lives, but in their personal lives andContinue reading “Villa St. Benedict Holds Dementia Friends “Talk” for Staff”

City of Westmont Holds Dementia Friends Training for First Responders

As part of their efforts to become a nationally recognized Dementia Friendly community, the City of Westmont, along with RADC social worker Susan Frick, Initiated a Dementia Friends training for 35 first responders from the town Westmont.

Dementia Awareness Proclamation Approved for the Village of Westmont

City of Westmont Press Release: At the November 7, 2019 Village of Westmont Board Meeting, the Village approved a proclamation declaring that November 7 be Dementia Friendly Awareness Day in Westmont.  November is also National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month.  Several staff and residents from Aspired Living of Westmont were in attendance to participate. “The Village ofContinue reading “Dementia Awareness Proclamation Approved for the Village of Westmont”

Glencoe Community Featured in the Chicago Tribune

“Glencoe Library Offers Kits to Entertain, Stimulate Dementia Patients” Hello all! Check out this article that was in the Chicago Tribune Excerpt: “The Glencoe Public Library, in partnership with Family Service of Glencoe, now offers for checkout Adult Memory Kits, which are designed to engage people with dementia in stimulating and creative activities and toContinue reading “Glencoe Community Featured in the Chicago Tribune”