Dementia Friendly America is excited to welcome Lawrence County, Indiana to the DFA community. Started in November 2018 as a county-wide initiative focused on education, outreach, collaboration and advocacy, the goal of Dementia Friendly Lawrence County is to create a welcoming community that maximizes independence and quality of life for individuals living with dementia and their care partners. Since its kick-off event, Dementia Friendly Lawrence County has formed a local committee consisting of representatives from a variety of social service and health care agencies, businesses, churches, a public library and care partners. The committee has held monthly meetings where it discussed plans for future initiatives and trainings. In fact, the committee has provided staff training to local business and organizations and has plans to expand its training to help other businesses and organizations become dementia friendly.