ACT Chanhassen

Community Impact

Our team can point to raising awareness and transforming attitudes about Alzheimer’s in Chanhassen through:

  • A broad communications plan with various media platforms for awareness efforts, including producing content for the City of Chanhassen website
  • Contact by local service clubs requesting presentations about the ACT on Alzheimer’s effort
  • Surrounding communities paying attention to Chanhassen’s work and considering their capacity to take on the toolkit or offer Dementia Friends Information Sessions

In working to increase dementia detection and improve care, our community assessment process revealed an opportunity to partner with the local hospital to improve assessment tools, look at standards of care and increase training opportunities on dementia.

About Our ACT Community

Since November 2015, 18 members of the Chanhassen community from various sectors have been meeting monthly as an ACT on Alzheimer’s ACTion Team.

Snapshot of Activities (underway in 2017)

  • Develop and implement community education in partnership with Alzheimer’s Association and Eastern Carver County Community Education
  • Host a screening of “Every Minute Counts” in Chanhassen for the general public
  • Plan and implement Dementia Friends in Chanhassen
  • Develop a comprehensive resource guide
  • Explore the idea of a drop-in center for care partners and people living with dementia

Resources, News and Events

ACT Chanhassen Community Discussion flyer
March 2, 2017 6 – 7:30 pm

In the News

Chan Among 10 Communities Awarded Grants for "Dementia Friendly" Efforts
April 25, 2016, Chanhassen Villager

Action Community Team Contact 

Sharmeen Al-Jaff