January 12, 2018

JGS Lifecare hosts town’s Dementia Friendly Kickoff Event

The Reminder covered the kickoff event hosted by JGS Lifecare on January 9 for the Dementia Friendly Longmeadow initiative. Plans were shared for the community to become “dementia friendly” through their partnership with JGS Lifecare, the Longmeadow Council on Aging, Glenmeadow Retirement Community and the Alzheimer’s Association. State Sen. Eric Lesser and state Rep. Brian Ashe were in attendance and offered remarks, as did Emily Kearns, project manager of Dementia Friendly Massachusetts, who explained what the future will look like for Longmeadow if it’s dementia friendly, as well as the benefits for having a dementia friendly community.  Read the article.