Dementia Friendly America Network

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Communities and states across the country are joining the Dementia Friendly America movement! For information about a specific community, please email the community/state lead listed below.

For more information on joining the DFA network of communities check out the DFA Readiness and Recognition criteria or contact info@dfamerica.org.

 

 

Alabama

State Lead
Stephanie Holmes
http://www.dementiafriendlyalabama.org/
The Dementia Friendly Alabama initiative has provided grants to nine community groups to engage in dementia friendly community efforts: Opelika, Birmingham, Dothan, Huntsville, Mobile, Pelham, Camden, Cognitive Dynamics Foundation, and Tuscaloosa.

Arizona 

Tempeh
Jane Gerlica

Arkansas   

El Dorado
Bethany Moore

State Lead
Angie Norman

Colorado

State Lead
Cynthia Mercer

Florida

State Lead
Christine Sherrill
http://elderaffairs.state.fl.us/doea/dcci.php
Through the Florida Department of Elder Affairs initiative, there are dementia friendly initiatives in Pensacola, Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Orlando, Sarasota and Ft. Myers.

Citrus County
Gailen Spinka
https://www.dementiafriendlyamericacitruscounty.org/

Georgia

State Lead
Victoria Helmly

Hawaii

State Lead
Adrienne Dillard

 

Grayslake
Mike Steiner

 

Maine

State Lead 
Jessica Maurer

Maryland

Prince George's County
Gloria Lawlah

State Lead
Elizabeth Connell
https://mcoaonline.com/programs/dementia-friendly/

Through the Dementia Friendly Massachusetts initiative, there are numerous dementia friendly community initiatives in MA.

Michigan

Grand Rapids
Jennifer VanHorssen

Minnesota

State Lead
Dawn Simonson
http://www.actonalz.org/
Through Minnesota’s ACT on Alzheimer’s program, there are dementia friendly initiatives in over 50 communities in Minnesota.

Montana

Billings
Suzanne McKiernan
                                                

Nebraska

State Lead
Jennifer Beck
https://www.dfnebraska.org/

Nevada

State Lead 
Mary Liveratti
https://dementiafriendlynevada.org/

Nevada has funded several dementia friendly community initiatives through its federal Alzheimer's Disease Initiative - Specialized Supportive Services program.

New Hampshire

Portsmouth
Brinn Sullivan

New York

State Lead
Thea Griffin

North Carolina

 

Yellow Springs
Antonia Dosik

 

Ohio

Hancock County
Marty Williman

Oklahoma

Tulsa
Clark Miller
http://www.dftulsa.org/

Oregon

Mid-Columbia River Gorge
Brittany Willson

Pennsylvania

New Oxford/Hanover
Jennifer Holcomb

Knoxville (Purple Cities)
Gwyn Earl
http://www.purplecities.org/
Purple Cities is also active in Northeast, TN; Sevier, TN; and Oak Ridge, TN.

Texas

State Lead 
Lynn Meinor

Virginia

Seattle
Marigrace Becker

West Virginia

State Lead
Helen Matheny

Wisconsin