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
Kimberly Wolfe
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 

Tempe
Jane Gerlica  

El Dorado
Bethany Moore

Arkansas

State Lead
Angie Norman

Delaware

State Lead
Cynthia Mercer

Florida

State Lead
Laura Copeland
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.

Georgia

State Lead
Victoria Helmly

Hawaii

State Lead
Adrienne Dillard

Maine

State Lead 
Jessica Maurer

Prince George's County
Gloria Lawlah

Frederick County
Mary Collins

Massachusetts

State Lead
Patty Sullivan
https://mcoaonline.com/programs/dementia-friendly/

Through the Dementia Friendly Massachusetts initiative, there are over 160 dementia friendly community initiatives.

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.

Missouri

Kansas City
Deborah Shouse
Ron Zoglin

Montana

Billings
Suzanne McKiernan
                                                

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 Jersey

State Leads

Carolyn Johnson Peterson

Mary Beth Lewis

Chautauqua County
Mary Ann Spanos

Charlotte Mecklenburg
Sara Maloney

New York

State Lead
Thea Griffin

 

Yellow Springs
Antonia Dosik

 

Ohio

Hancock County
Marty Williman

Oregon

Mid-Columbia River Gorge
Brittany Willson

York/Adams County
Jennifer Holcomb

Pennsylvania

Bucks County
Kevin Jameson
https://www.dementiasociety.org/dfa-doylestown

Greater Pittsburgh
 Deanna Page

South Dakota

Aberdeen
Charity Pionk

Tennessee

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

Texas

Utah

State Lead 
Lynn Meinor


Leesburg/Loudoun County
Leesburg
Loudoun

Alexandria
Jackie Barbarito

Arlington
Lindsey LeClair

Fairfax
Christi Clark

Washington

Seattle
Marigrace Becker

West Virginia

State Lead
Helen Matheny