No one walking the dementia journey has to walk alone.

Fort Collins Senior Center striving to become more dementia-friendly

By: Cyndy Tuesday December 29, 2015 comments

"Exceptional service for an exceptional community."  That''s the mission statement for the City of Fort Collins'' organizations.  The Fort Collins Senior Center takes that mission seriously.  The leadership staff of the Senior Center participated in an educational session as part of their plan for having all of their employees become more dementia-aware and friendly to their patrons who are living with dementia and utilizing the Senior Center to stay engaged in their community.  It''s all about showing excellent customer service with a little added compassion and awareness. Congratulations to the Fort Collins Senior Center for being the first public facility in Northern Colorado to seek and obtain designation as a dementia-friendly business.  

Cyndy

About the Author: Cyndy

Cyndy Luzinski is an advanced practice nurse and dementia practitioner. She is a strong advocate for community collaboration and providing relationship-based/person-centered dementia care.  She is the founder and executive director of the non-profit, volunteer initiative to build and sustain "Dementia-Friendly Communities of Northern Colorado®."  Cyndy enjoys one on one consultation with families and facilitating a dementia care partners' support group and two Memory Cafes. She is especially enthused to share the “Contented Dementia” approach with others because she has experienced how this simple approach makes remarkable differences in the lives of those who use it.   She is passionate about helping people discover that there is still a lot of living to do and joy to be shared even when dementia becomes part of the life journey.  





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