Community Outreach

Dementia Education

Dementia Education Sessions are intended to be an informal, interactive session that provides information on the basics of dementia, tips to communicate with and support our community members and loved ones experiencing dementia, and understanding early warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease.
These sessions are intended for any person or group that wishes to better support our friends, loved ones and community members living with dementia.

  • Provided in two formats: 30 minutes and one hour.
  • Sessions can be tailored to attendees and can take place at most locations.
  • Sessions can be held for one or two people up to larger groups of about 25.
  • The cost to provide these education sessions is covered by the Victory Fund, so there is no charge to attendees.

If you’re interested in attending or hosting a Dementia Education Session – please contact Mimi Stender, Dementia Friendly Duluth Coordinator: mstender@thevictoryfund.org.


Dementia Collaborative

The Dementia Collaborative is a forum to convene both personal and professional stakeholders on a regular basis to continue to work on dementia related community issues together, share information, and support each other.

The goal of the Dementia Collaborative is the same as DFD’s goal: to make the community more aware, informed, sensitive, and supportive of people experiencing and caring for those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. The Dementia Collaborative Purpose is networking, sharing, idea generating, and group actions across community.

The quarterly meetings are open to people interested in creating a more dementia friendly Duluth. The specific area of focus is Duluth, but communities around Duluth should be welcomed to participate, benefit, and add value to meetings and projects.

If you’re interested in attending a Dementia Collaborative meeting – please contact Georgia Lane, Dementia Collaborative Coordinator and Senior Program Developer with the Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging in Duluth: glane@ardc.org.


Library Focus

The 2019 priority areas for the library committee are: staff training, volunteer training, developing memory kits for library patrons and caregivers, and hosting educational events coupled with community discussions. The desired outcomes include utilizing the library as a dissemination point for information, resources, and creating a general awareness about the prevalence and impact of dementia

If you’re interested in learning more about the work of DFD’s Library Committee – please contact Georgia Lane, Dementia Collaborative Coordinator and Senior Program Developer with the Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging in Duluth: glane@ardc.org.


Transportation Focus

The transportation committee completed a transportation resource document that outlines all the transportation options available for older adults in the Duluth area. In 2019 the committee will continue to make strides towards supporting Duluth’s transportation providers to become more dementia friendly.

Transportation Resources [PDF]

If you’re interested in learning more about the work of DFD’s Transportation Committee – please contact Mimi Stender, Dementia Friendly Duluth Coordinator: mstender@thevictoryfund.org.