ACT on Alzheimer’s Harmony

Community Action Priorities

  • Train Dementia Champions and offer Dementia Friends Information Sessions
  • Provide in-person dementia training and ACT resources to health care providers
  • Offer education to community and family caregivers
  • Offer an 8-week caregiver support group workshop with meetings once a week and monthly caregiver gatherings
  • Offer dementia-friendly meaningful engagement activities
  • Distribute Alzheimer’s information to the community

About Our ACT Community

Harmony formed an ACT for Alzheimer’s Action Community in 2014. Gunderson Care Harmony is the lead agency for the effort. ACTion Team members include a local pastor, clinic administrator, and assisted living facility manager. The team plans to recruit additional faith communities and perhaps the local business chamber. Billed “The Biggest Little Town in Southern Minnesota,” Harmony is home to a large Amish community.

Resources, News and Events

In the News

Harmony ACT on Alzheimer’s October 6 Program on Music Therapy
October 5, 2015, Fillmore County Journal

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Series Offered in Harmony
July 6, 2015, Fillmore County Journal

Community of Harmony Receives Grant to Get Dementia-Friendly Action Plan Underway
June 15, 2015, Fillmore County Journal

Harmony receives ACT on Alzheimer's grant to advance dementia-friendly work
June 18, 2014, Republican-Leader

Private screening of Glen Campbell movie draws a crowd to JEM Theatre
February 11, 2015, Bluff Country Newspaper

Archives

Music Therapy and Dementia, October 6, 2015 (flyer)

ACT on Alzheimer’s community forum to be held on August 27, 2014

Action Community Team Contact 

Tim Samuelson
tjsamuel@gundersenhealth.org