Webinar: Building Dementia Capable Communities: An Orange County, North Carolina Case Study

June 28, 2017

Date/Time: July 19, 2017, 2-3 p.m. ET

Webinar Description:

This National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center webinar will focus on Orange County Department on Aging’s OC CARES (Caregiver Awareness Respite Education and Support) project, which is designed to create a dementia-capable (and friendly) community in Orange County, NC. In this webinar the presenters will share the core components of what makes a community dementia capable, and how Orange County is addressing each of the components at the individual, organizational and community levels. With an emphasis on community level engagement, this case-study webinar will describe programs implemented over the past year and a half, as well as challenges experienced.

Webinar Objectives:

  • List core elements required of a dementia friendly/capable community;
  • Understand that each community’s needs are unique, and that the application of these core elements will take a different trial-and-error path for each; and,
  • Acknowledge that community-level education needs to be provided in a variety of formats for different target populations.

Additional information about this webinar and the registration link can be found here:


For this webinar series, the Administration for Community Living’s National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center has partnered with the American Society on Aging.

Please note, complimentary CEUs are available through this webinar. In addition, the webinar will be recorded and available for viewing at nadrc.acl.gov.

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Last modified on 06/30/2017

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