By Hannah Dunckel—
Yorktown, IN – LifeStream Services is East Central Indiana’s Dementia Friends Administrator and is seeking community partners to join them in leading the efforts to make Delaware County a safer and more welcoming place for people living with dementia and their caregivers.
Dementia Friends Indiana is an outreach of Dementia Friendly America. The initiative seeks to educate communities about dementia, break down the stigma surrounding dementia, and implement practical changes that make life easier to navigate for those with dementia and for their loved ones.
LifeStream has assisted in helping over 20 organizations become Dementia Friends in Richmond, Connersville, and Anderson. The one-hour information session to become a Dementia Friend can be done virtually or in-person. Businesses or organizations who are interested in becoming Dementia Friends and helping LifeStream lead the initiative should contact Angie Jenkins, Outreach Coordinator, at 765-759-1121 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit lifestreaminc.org/dementiafriends to learn more about the Dementia Friends movement.
LifeStream is an Area Agency on Aging that works to provide the right information, resources and support for improving the quality of life and maintaining independence for older adults and those with disabilities. LifeStream serves over 19,000 people throughout 12 counties in Indiana including Blackford, Delaware, Fayette, Franklin, Grant, Henry, Jay, Madison, Randolph, Rush, Union, and Wayne. Programs and services include care management, transportation, in-home care, senior café sites,, home-delivered meals, guardianships, caregiver support, home modifications, information and assistance, volunteer opportunities and more. For more about the organization call (800) 589-1121 or visit online at www.lifestreaminc.org and follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lifestreamservices