ACT on Alzheimer’s St. Paul North East Neighborhoods
“The North East Neighborhoods community has a large 65 and older population, including one of the largest St. Paul contingents of people 80 and older on fixed, low incomes who reside in a single-family dwelling. The community is also home to a large immigrant population, so developing a strong immigrant network is key. It’s a benefit to have such a mixed tapestry in our community. We want our effort to become dementia capable to advance community building among the various cultures here.”
---Rosemary Maranda Wallace, Team Lead
About Our ACT Community
Within the geographical area of the greater east side of St. Paul (District 2 and Ward 6), community efforts to increase awareness and educate about Alzheimer’s were little to none until the North East Neighborhoods Living at Home/Block Nurse Program decided to act. We established our ACT on Alzheimer’s Action Community in 2014. Area partners joining them included a senior social club, the faith community, local government, and a local business.
Snapshot of Activities
- Building awareness in our community through Dementia Friendly @ Work trainings.
- Conducting outreach in neighborhood churches, at community gatherings, and with area organizations.
- Implemented a Memory Cafe/Tuesday Café. The programming has provides meaningful activities to people in this community and a healthy meal.
- Increasing our outreach in the Hmong community with support from Senator Hawj.
- Collaborated with the Senator Hawj on a lake garden tour and international luncheon.
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Action Community Team Contact
Rosemary Maranda Wallace