Dementia Friends Champions Training

A Dementia Friends Champion participates in a Champions training. The Champion then facilitates a one-hour Dementia Friends session with friends, family, colleagues and the wider community. The goal of the Dementia Friends Session is to help community members understand dementia and the small things they can do to make a difference for people living with dementia.

Attend a Champions Training
This training will equip you with the knowledge and activities needed to facilitate a Dementia Friends Information Session with community members. An Information Session is a face-to-face session that lasts approximately one hour and is run by a Dementia Friends Champion. It covers the five key messages everyone should know about dementia through activities and discussion. The goal of the Dementia Friends Information Session is to help community members understand dementia and the small things they can do to make a difference for people living with dementia.

April 21, 2017  10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Session is full, registration is closed.
White Bear Area Senior Center
Library Room
2484 East County Road F
White Bear Lake MN  55110
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May 12, 2017  1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Ridgedale YMCA
Multi-purpose Room 1
12301 Ridgedale Dr.
Minnetonka, MN  55305
Register here.  Download flyer.

May 31, 2017  1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
First Lutheran Church
424 S. 8th St.
Brainerd, MN  56401
Register here.  Download flyer.

June 7, 2017  10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Carondelet Village
525 Fairview Ave S
St. Paul, MN  55105
Register here.  Download flyer.

June 21, 2017  9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
ARDC Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging
First Floor Conference Rooms
(use street level/first floor entrance to building)
221 West First Street
Duluth, MN  55802
Register here. Download flyer.

After completing a training, you will need to register as a Champion on the ACT on Alzheimer’s website to access the Dementia Friends Minnesota materials.

For more information, please contact Emily Farah-Miller, ACT on Alzheimer’s, efmiller@metroaging.org, 651-245-2927.