Dementia Friendly Clarinda is an initiative to promote awareness of dementia in the community. It is a collaborative effort with businesses and the community to better meet the needs of those with dementia and their caregivers. Goals of this initiative include education of businesses & community members as well as creating new resources and support for families impacted by dementia.

Trained Dementia Friendly Businesses and Organizations:

Action Team Members:

  • Debra Arbuckle, MSW, LISW
    Waubonsie Mental Health Center (Community Co-Lead)
  • Karen Brandt
    Clarinda Public Library (Community Co-Lead)
  • Pastor Ben McKim
    Calvary Baptist Church
  • Jeanine Bradley
    Community Member
  • Pam Anderson
    Caregiver, Community Member