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Dementia Friendly Communities Coalition

A “dementia friendly community” is informed, safe, and respectful, and enables people living with dementia and those who care about them to live full, engaged lives. By working together, we can make strides in supporting individuals living with dementia as well as their friends, families and care partners.

Una “comunidad amigable con la demencia” es una comunidad informada, segura y respetuosa que permite que las personas con demencia y quienes las cuidan puedan vivir una vida plena. Trabajando juntos podemos avanzar en apoyar a las personas que viven con demencia, a sus amigos y a sus familiares.

Coalition Members

Springfield Dementia Friendly Coalition

Western Massachusetts Dementia Friendly Coalition

Members of Holyoke and South Hadley Faith Communities

  • Bethlehem Baptist Church, Holyoke
  • Center Congregational Church, South Hadley
  • Granby Congregational Church, Granby
  • St. Patrick’s Church, South Hadley
  • St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Holyoke

Sponsoring Organizations

O’Connell Care at Home, 413-533-1030, O’Connell Care at Home considers the physical, social and emotional needs of every individual and family they work with and delivers the most complete home health care and staffing services in the Pioneer Valley. Services range from personal care and homemaking, to transportation, geriatric healthcare management, and advocacy for the elderly performed by some of the most highly trained and fully accredited personnel in the state.

PeoplesBank, 413-538-9500, PeoplesBank is deeply rooted in the community and has been since 1885. Our commitment has been and will continue to be one centered on serving the financial needs of our customers, operating responsibly as a good corporate citizen, creating a great place to work for our people and working hard to improve our environment. At PeoplesBank, we have a passion for what is possible.

The Loomis Communities, 413-538-7551, With a mission of enriching the lives of older adults, The Loomis Communities offers independent living apartments and cottages, assisted living, skilled nursing care on three campuses in the Pioneer Valley: Applewood in Amherst, Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing in Springfield, and Loomis Village in South Hadley.

MCOA, 413-527-6435,, Massachusetts Councils on Aging (MCOA) is a nonprofit, membership association of the 350 municipal councils on aging and senior centers. COAs are the first stop on the continuum of care. We support the 1.5 million older adults, 60 and over in Massachusetts, lead healthy, purposeful lives.

Dementia Friendly Western Massachusetts Highlighted

Comunidades Amigable con la Demencia en el oeste de Massachusetts Resaltado