On Tuesday, November 30th, Baltimore County’s Department of Aging launched its “Dementia Friendly Baltimore County” (DFBC) initiative.
The initiative aims to “bring community members together to support the increasing numbers of individuals and households affected by dementia, grow awareness about the signs and symptoms of dementia, and make Baltimore County more accessible and inclusive so that those living with dementia, and their care partners, can remain in the community, feeling welcomed and valued.” Baltimore County Department of Aging Director Laura Riley explained the intent behind DFBC in a press release:
“Baltimore County is committed to doing all we can to ensure that all our residents, regardless of dementia-related challenges, can access the resources they need in order to help create the life they choose and experience a sense of belonging, purpose, and well-being,” said Director Riley. “We’re excited to launch this latest program for our seniors to ensure we continue to provide supports for those most in need.”
A virtual kick off event for the initiative is slated for Wednesday, December 8th, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m, and those interested can register here.