Do your employees know the best ways to help persons with dementia and their caregivers do business with you? There are simple ways you can adjust your operations to make it easier for persons with dementia and their caregivers to give you their business. Businesses, stores, and restaurants all across the country have stepped up to be welcoming and understanding about customers dealing with the day to day challenges of Alzheimer’s. Will you join us?
EHM Senior Solutions
In August 2019, sixteen employees of EHM Senior Solutions completed a Dementia Friends workshop under the expert guidance of personnel from the Area Agency on Aging 1-B. Then, ten EHM personnel received further training as Dementia Champions, qualifying them to lead Dementia Friends sessions themselves. One of these EHM employees has now become the first internationally certified Dementia Champion in Michigan—she was very active in the Dementia Friendly Community movement over ten years ago where it began, in the UK.
With this cadre of Dementia Champions, EHM Senior Solutions is now planning a to offer free Dementia Friends sessions to the community. These workshops are open to anyone in the Saline community who ever does or ever might encounter a person with dementia, so this means pretty much everyone! They will be held at EHM’s Center for Innovation and Excellence at 200 Russell Street—the former Saline Hospital.
Watch this website for schedule announcements. “Our plan is to continue offering these workshops ” said EHM’s Marie Young, Executive Director of Brecon Village and a Dementia Champion, “until we have reached the entire Saline community.”