Dementia Friendly Community

Volunteer with our team!

The Spokane Area Dementia Friendly Community (DFC) is a group of collaborative partners seeking to ensure that our region is equipped to support people living with dementia and their care partners. This group is an official member of the Dementia Friendly America network, and is supported by volunteers in our community.

Volunteer with our team and empower people living with dementia and their care partners in the Spokane Region!

You can learn more about this groups efforts at the following link:

Spokane Area DFC

 

Our volunteers:

  • Meet monthly to support the Spokane Area DFC (all meetings are currently held via Zoom).
  • Work on generating and implementing structures that enable people living with dementia to remain in the community, engage, and thrive.
  • Advocate for people living with dementia and their care partners.
  • Collaborate with community members and connect with the public.

 

There are several volunteer opportunities with our team:

Marketing & Communications Sub-Committee: This Sub-Committee generates marketing materials for the Spokane Area DFC. They spread awareness about the work we do, engage with the community, and help people living with dementia access available resources and community supports.

Activities Sub-Committee: The Activities Subcommittee works with community partners to create and/or expand community-based activities for people living with dementia and their care partners. Early work consists of responding to immediate opportunities (low-hanging fruit). Ongoing efforts will align with the Community Action Plan.

Work Groups Supporting our 36-month Action Plan: Work Groups have been formed around each of the five priority areas of the Thirty-Six Month plan. Work Groups implement their respective areas in consultation with the Action Team. Work Groups will include several volunteers, including people living with dementia, their family care partners, and subject matter experts. Work Groups are supported by Aging & Long Term Care of Eastern Washington and/or Alzheimer’s Association staff.

 

If you are interested in volunteering with any of these groups, please email us at dementia@altcew.org or fill out the form on our Contact Us page. It is because of our volunteers that we are able to improve the lives of people living with memory loss in our community.