Dementia Friendly Glendale


Dementia Friendly LogoDementia  Friendly Glendale is a collaborative effort led by an Action Team which consists of the City of Glendale, key internal and external stakeholders including older adults and the community at large. 

Being the 88th largest city in the nation and the 7th largest city in the state of Arizona, Glendale has committed to build a more dementia friendly community.  We have recognized dementia as a growing concern and strive to be proactive as Arizona is expected to experience the fastest growth with residents living with dementia. 

Our Dementia Friends Champions and Action Team members will make great efforts to promote dementia awareness and support those living with dementia. This will be accomplished through ongoing programming which will include Memory Cafés, Community Outreach, First Responders Education, and Dementia Friends Information Sessions.   

Mayor's Proclamation 


About Us

Over the next several years, Arizona is expected to experience the fastest growth of residents living with dementia in the United States and Glendale recognizes this is a major concern for all of our citizens. To proactively address those concerns, Glendale is committed to building a dementia friendly community with the formation of Dementia Friendly Glendale.

Glendale has convened a cross-sector team across many sectors to advance dementia friendliness. This is collaborative effort led by an Action Team which includes the city of Glendale, key internal and external stakeholders including Inspira Arrowhead, FSL (Foundation for Senior Living), Glendale Chamber of Commerce and Banner Sun Health Research Institute, along with older adults and the community at large.

Our Dementia Friends Champions and Action Team members are influencers and catalysts for change that foster capability to support people with dementia and their care partners throughout Glendale.

Contacts

Action Team Chair
Jeannie Grates
Inspira Arrowhead
Email: jgrates@cadencesl.com
Phone: 623-235-6400

Action Team Co-Chair
Valerie Blair
FSL (Foundation of Senior Living)
Email: vblair@fsl.org
Phone: 602-532-2983