Calling Hamilton and Haldimand residents!
If you are a person living with dementia or a care partner living in Hamilton or Haldimand, we want to hear your experiences, challenges and ideas on making these communities Dementia Friendly!
What is a Dementia Friendly Community?
A Dementia Friendly Community is a place where people living with dementia are understood, respected and supported; an environment where people living with dementia will be confident that they can contribute to community life. In a Dementia Friendly Community, people will be aware of and understand dementia, and people living with dementia will be included and have choice and control over their day to-day lives and level of engagement.
How can you be involved in making Hamilton and Haldimand Dementia Friendly?
Participate in a one-on-one phone or Zoom call to share your experience as a person living with dementia, or as a care partner for someone living with dementia. We want to learn more about your every day life experiences living in Hamilton or Haldimand.
We are currently scheduling 1:1 interviews with the following groups of people:
– Persons living with dementia (self-identifying or diagnosed) &/or persons providing direct care in a caregiving role to someone living with dementia
– Individuals who live in either Hamilton (including the GHA) or in Haldimand County
– People who have the independent ability to communicate via phone or zoom for a minimum of 30 minutes (interviews will be facilitated in English, however translation services
can be provided)
– Participants must be able to access a phone (accommodation, tools and additional assistance can be provided if needed
Interested or have any questions?
To schedule an interview, or to learn more about this exciting project, please contact Karen Robins. Karen (pictured left) will be happy to share more information about what a Dementia Friendly Community is, and how you can be involved in making our communities a great place to live for everyone!
Phone: 1-888-343-1017 ext. 211
This project is brought to you in partnership with the Hamilton Council on Aging, and is funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada.