Dementia Friendly Orcas

Orcas Senior Center (OSC) has undertaken a project organized through Dementia Friendly America called Dementia Friendly Communities. OSC is joining a national network of communities, organizations, and individuals seeking to ensure that communities across the U.S. are equipped to support people living with dementia and their caregivers.

Dementia Friendly Orcas, a work group of 10 volunteers, hopes to engage all sectors of our community in understanding the scope and impact of memory loss and dementia on Orcas Island. The group will assess our community’s current ability to support people with cognitive difficulties and memory loss. As we identify needs for improvement, we will plan for providing the education, community support, and resources that people living with dementia, their families, and caregivers need to live fully and safely.

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Dementia Friendly Orcas

Dementia Friendly Orcas Work Plan

Dementia Friendly Communities Readiness

Background Information for Dementia Friendly Communities and Dementia

Dementia Friendly America PowerPoint

Caring for a Loved One with Dementia Presentation

Introduction to Dementia