Dementia Friendly Linn County is committed to grow the number of Dementia Friends as well as Dementia Friendly Organizations. The overall goal is to reduce the stigma regarding dementia as well as help residents feel more comfortable interacting with people living with dementia. An initial Parking Lot Event at the DeWolf Family Innovation Center for Aging & Dementia was held on June 20, 2024 to officially launch Dementia Friendly Linn County and begin implementation of its goals.

Trained Dementia Friendly Businesses and Organizations:

Action Team Members:

  • Kathy Good
    Senior Director Chris & Suzy DeWolf Family Innovation Center for Aging and Dementia
  • Dawn Riley
    Senior Living Consultant at CountryHouse Residence
  • Jessica Fairbanks
    Director of Sales and Marketing Right Dose Pharmacy
  • Karen Huber
    Owner at Home Instead
  • Susie Winkowski
    Family Caregiver
  • April Neuendorf
    Community Member, Living with Dementia