Dementia Friends Champions Training

A Dementia Friends Champion participates in a Champions training. The Champion then facilitates a one-hour Dementia Friends session with friends, family, colleagues and the wider community. The goal of the Dementia Friends Session is to help community members understand dementia and the small things they can do to make a difference for people living with dementia.

Attend a Champions Training
This training will equip you with the knowledge and activities needed to facilitate a Dementia Friends Information Session with community members. An Information Session is a face-to-face session that lasts approximately one hour and is run by a Dementia Friends Champion. It covers the five key messages everyone should know about dementia through activities and discussion. The goal of the Dementia Friends Information Session is to help community members understand dementia and the small things they can do to make a difference for people living with dementia.

Thursday, February 15, 2018
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Ridgedale YMCA
Healthy Living Center
12301 Ridgedale Dr. 
Minnetonka, MN  55305
Trainers:  Meghan Constantini, Marsha Berry
Register here.   Download flyer.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Carondelet Village
Private Family Dining Room
525 Fairview Ave S
St. Paul, MN  55116
Register by emailing mconstantini@preshomes.org

Friday, April 6, 2018
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Kingsway Retirement Living
Ratzkeller Room
815 West Main Street
Belle Plaine, MN  56011
Trainers:  Marsha Berry, Emily Farah-Miller
Register here.   Download flyer.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
9 a.m.

Redwood Falls, MN
For more information, please contact Jamie Lanners at jlanners@mnraa.org
 

After completing a training, you will need to register as a Champion on the ACT on Alzheimer’s website to access the Dementia Friends Minnesota materials.

For more information, please contact Emily Farah-Miller, ACT on Alzheimer’s, efmiller@metroaging.org, 651-245-2927.