Become a ‘Dementia Friend’ by Hosting or Attending an Info Session

Dementia Friends is a global public awareness movement that is changing the way people think, act and talk about dementia here in Massachusetts. To be counted as a Dementia Friend, just attend a one-hour, interactive information session!

You will learn the five key messages about living with dementia, and the simple ways we can make a difference in our communities. Sessions are free and appropriate for youth and adults, and available in nine languages. Find sessions that open to the public here: https://www.dementiafriendsma.org/find-dementia-friends-information-session. To host an information session, contact the person listed here for the language or community that you’re looking for.

Separately, Dementia Friends Massachusetts is also offering three different dates for a free Zoom training that will give you the knowledge and materials you need to share awareness about dementia as a Dementia Friends “Champion.” To learn more, watch this 2-minute video.

The 2 ½ hour training, includes the Dementia Friends information session, and will also equip you with the knowledge and materials needed to become a volunteer “Champion,” which means that you will be able to facilitate your own virtual or in-person Dementia Friends Information Session with members of your community. High school students and adults are able to become trained as Champions.

The training will be held in English. However, Dementia Friends Massachusetts materials are available in Arabic, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Khmer, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese, for those who are multilingual and would like to lead an information session in one of these languages.

Choose one of these three dates:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUrfuqvrzsqEtKDKyQ6ngeo9msxv5LjCfaz

Register in advance by clicking the link for the training date that you choose, and filling out the registration form. You will receive an automated confirmation message back with your unique Zoom link to join the meeting. Please check your junk folder if you don’t receive it.

Please contact Beth Soltzberg at bsoltzberg@jfcsboston.org or visit www.dementiafriendsma.org with any questions about Dementia Friends Massachusetts.