Dementia Friendly Community

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.

A steering committee of 10 volunteers is working 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 on Orcas.

To read more about the program, go here.