ACT on Alzheimer's Forest Lake
“During the survey process, the team encountered a lot of people who didn’t want to talk about Alzheimer’s, particularly if they didn’t have a personal connection to it. When something can’t be fixed, when we don’t know how to handle something, we don’t know what we should do. The ACTion Team understands the realities of this disease, and because we have community members who are living with it, we must help people become aware and informed so we can be helpful as a community.”
---Jules Benson, Team Lead
About Our ACT Community
The Forest Lake team launched in 2013 with Forest Lake residents and representatives from a variety of community sectors, including Birchwood Senior Living, City of Forest Lake, Forest Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, Rapid Press Printing, Home Instead Senior Care, Mattson Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fairview Lakes Home Caring & Hospice, Forest Lake Area Partnership for Families, Fairview Lakes Medical Center-Wyoming, Black Dog Hill Shelter, Family Pathways, Johnson Turner Attorneys at Law, Bio-Tech Emergency Services, and Wealth Management Midwest.
Snapshot of Activities
- Convened an ACTion Team.
- Completed 47 community surveys.
- Working to increase awareness of citizens who are living with dementia and their caregivers and create a better living environment for them.
Resources, News and Events
In the News
ACT on Alzheimer’s Project Moving Forward
February 16, 2015, Forest Lake Times
Action Community Team Contact