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Creating a Dementia-Inclusive Cleveland Heights

09/24/2020 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Zoom

Northeast Ohio Medical University & Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program 


Thank you for your interest in “Creating a Dementia-Inclusive Cleveland Heights” presented by Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging, jointly sponsored by Northeast Ohio Medical University and the Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program, on September 24, 2020. 

We are excited to have you join us in making our community dementia-inclusive.

Whether you live or work in the Cleveland Heights area, all community members are welcome. We look forward to working with you and our community!

View a recording of last Thursday’s webinar  

Request to participate in a Dementia Friends session

People living with dementia and their caregivers live in every community in America. They are our neighbors, customers, clients and friends.

Creating a dementia-inclusive community means creating a place everyone can live well and thrive. 

Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging invites you to attend a webinar on Thursday, September 24, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The event, jointly sponsored by Northeast Ohio Medical University and the Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) will introduce a framework for creating a dementia-inclusive Cleveland Heights.

Attendees will learn:

  • What dementia-inclusive communities are
  • How the Dementia Friends program can help them learn the signs and symptoms of dementia and offer communication strategies to better serve clients and neighbors
  • About dementia-inclusive education efforts by GWEP in the Middlebury area
  • Ways to engage neighbors in Cleveland Heights in creating a dementia-inclusive community

There is no cost to attend the webinar.

9:00 AM

Welcome and Introduction

9:15 AM

Introduction to Dementia-Inclusive Communities

Orion H. Bell IV, MBA
President and Chief Executive Officer
Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging

9:45 AM

Dementia Friends

Bonnie K. Burman, ScD
Ohio Council for Cognitive Health

Marty Williman, BSN, RN
Program Director
Ohio Council for Cognitive Health

10:30 AM

Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program: Dementia Friends in the Middlebury Neighborhood

Facilitated by Marissa Little
Neighborhood Revitalization Coordinator
Neighborhood Network, a program of Habitat for Humanity of Summit County

Kim Kerr
Family Services Manager
Habitat for Humanity of Summit County

Carolyn Behrman, PhD
Co-Director, EXL and Professor, Anthropology
The University of Akron

Rev. Ronald Shultz
Family of Faith United Methodist Church

11:15 AM

Why Cleveland Heights?

Facilitated by Jennifer Cardellini
Director for Consumer Information
Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging

The Very Rev. Tracey Lind
Episcopal Priest, Writer, Author, and Dementia Advocate living with Frontotemporal Degeneration in Cleveland Heights

Emily Ingalls, MBA
Care Partner to the Very Rev. Tracey Lind
Public Speaker, Writer, and Dementia Advocate living in Cleveland Heights

Paul Sobel
Founder and Executive Director
Village in the Heights

Ashley Morrissey, LISW-S
Caregiver Support Coordinator (PGCSS)
VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System

12:00 PM

Conclusion of Event