The New Town in Jacksonville Is a Dementia Friendly Community

You can stop feeling isolated.

As a caregiver for someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s, I know that too often it is difficult for you to find places where you can feel safe, respected, and understood.

That is why the Mayo Clinic and Eldersource have partnered with the Edward Waters College Disparities Center and community volunteers to help the New Town/College Gardens neighborhood become a dementia caring community.

My guest on this podcast of Toula’s Tips for Caregivers, Catherine Powell, is an Assistant Coordinator for events at the New Town Memory Café.  Catherine talks about the mission and the upcoming activities designed to respond to the needs of dementia patients and their caregivers.

The Memory Café is a safe and comfortable space where people with memory loss and their care partners can socialize, have fun, offer each other support, and exchange helpful information. It is free and open to all community members with memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, or related dementia & their care partners.

I am excited to share this information with you about the New Town Dementia Friendly Community and the Memory Café.


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