Roseville ACT on Alzheimer’s
About Our ACT Community
The 2010 Census revealed that 20% of Roseville’s population was age 65 and older. In that group, about 750 people live in their homes with Alzheimer’s disease. It is estimated that more than 2,250 Roseville residents provide informal care to someone with Alzheimer’s. In September 2013, Roseville community members convened to consider an action-oriented approach to understand and meet the needs of residents with Alzheimer’s and related dementias, as well as their family caregivers and friends. That gathering led to the Roseville Alzheimer’s and Dementia Community ACTion Team. The volunteer group represents senior service providers, senior residences, the school district, city administration, fire and police departments, the faith community, the city council and private citizens.
Snapshot of Activities
- In addition to the Roseville ACT on Alzheimer's work, the Roseville A/D team has worked with the city to start an Alzheimer's-Dementia section on the city's website devoted to services, events, resources, Roseville ACT and other information; initiated Alzheimer’s Foundation memory screening events; helped with community talks by experts; developed and conducted a caregiver assessment survey, and supported the opening of a second memory café in Roseville.
- Have conducted work in three acts: ACT I: Get Together Kick-Off Event; ACT II: Learning Together; and ACT III: Act Together (downloadable PDF).
- Surveyed more than 100 individuals and businesses, analyzed the results and conducted a community forum to refine the scope for action. These efforts brought together community volunteers, city officials and service providers.
Resources, News and Events
To Stay Informed
In the News
Roseville Alzheimer's-Dementia Kickoff Event (taped for local public access community television)
April 23, 2015, North Suburbs CTV Channel 16
April 23 Gathering Will Launch Roseville ACT on Alzheimer’s 2015 Project
April 20, 2015, Park Bugle by Warren Wolfe
Roseville Project Aims to Help Community Cope with Alzheimer's
March 23, 2015, Park Bugle by Warren Wolfe
Forum Brings Roseville Closer to 'Dementia-Friendly' Action Plan
November 20, 2014, Twin Cities Daily Planet
ACT on Alzheimer's Helps Families Copes Through Community
October 30, 2014, KSTP Eyewitness News
Alzheimer's Forum Urges Action on Helping Projects
October 24, 2014, Roseville Review, by Warren Wolfe
Roseville Group Seeks to Bolster Community Help for Seniors with Dementia
October 7, 2014, Roseville Review, by Warren Wolfe
Minnesotans Show How to Create “Dementia-Friendly” Communities
September 27, 2014, Park Bugle, reprinted by New America Media, by Warren Wolfe
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