Congratulations to MESBA members for becoming dementia friendly!

Dementia affects many people in our community.

More than five million people have Alzheimer’s disease in our country and the numbers are expected to double in the next 30 years. The majority of these individuals live in the community. They are your customers, your members, your friends and neighbors.

Recently, several members of the Monona East Side Business Alliance became dementia friendly. Congratulations to Croak, Gonzalez, Eckerle, Martinson SC, Monona Academy of Dance, DMA Tax & Accounting (no photo), Monona State Bank (Monona Drive branch), Monona Senior Center, Monona East Side Business Alliance (MESBA), and Edward Jones-Dave Cappozzo for taking steps to serve everyone in the community better!

Monona is among many communities across the state and country that are stepping up to support a growing number of individuals with dementia and their family and friends care partners. Fifteen Monona area businesses and organizations were trained this year to foster dementia friendliness, including close to 150 individuals.

Monona State Bank (Monona Dr. branch)

Monona State Bank (Monona Dr. branch)

Monona Senior Center

Monona Senior Center

Monona East Side Business Alliance

Monona East Side Business Alliance

Edward Jones-Dave Cappozzo

Monona Academy of Dance

Monona Academy of Dance

Croak, Gonzalez, Eckerle, Martinson Law

Croak, Gonzalez, Eckerle, Martinson Law

Temptd Salon & Spa

 

 

 

 

 

Moving Forward

Josh Lavik & Associates at Keller Williams

Swad

 

Would you like to receive more information about how to educate yourself and your employees about how to:

  • Recognize the signs that a customer has memory and thinking impairment?
  • Communicate with the person with memory loss?
  • Assist your customers / members so they can continue to patronize your business or remain involved in your organization?
  • Provide good customer service to people with dementia and to their caregivers?

The Monona Area Dementia Friendly Community Coalition is an information and training resource for organizations and businesses in the community to help them provide better customer service for people who may have dementia.

Coalition members can help you encourage practices of hospitality and inclusion to those affected by dementia.

For more information and to sign up to receive FREE training for your managers and employees contact:

Norbert Rebholz
Monona Area Dementia Friendly Community Coalition & Oak Park Place
Phone: 608-843-1685

 

About the Monona Area Dementia Friendly Community Coalition

 

The Monona Area Dementia Friendly Community Coalition is an 18-member group of community members and professionals. The Coalition’s mission is to collaborate with businesses, organizations and residents to offer education and information on resources to enhance the quality of life for persons with dementia as well as their families, friends and caregivers. The initiative’s overall goal is to encourage practices of hospitality and inclusion to those affected by dementia by promoting acceptance and engagement in our community.