While a variety of memory loss programs and initiatives thrive in urban areas like Seattle, people with memory loss and their families, and practitioners, in other parts of the state regularly ask, “what about us?” There has yet to be a place focused primarily on training related to dementia-friendly communities, spreading best programs and practices from Seattle around the state.
The Memory Hub is positioned to drive statewide impact, working in alignment with other broad efforts such as the Dementia Action Collaborative, a partnership implementing the Washington State Plan to Address Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias. We also closely partner with Momentia, a grassroots movement empowering people with memory loss and families to stay active and connected in the community. To inspire and equip other communities to offer strengths-based programs and dementia-friendly initiatives, we’ll offer trainings on program implementation, opportunities to observe programs, consulting and advice, and an annual symposium.
Project ECHO® Dementia
The Memory and Brain Wellness Center Clinic's Project ECHO Dementia (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) program is a learning model in which front-line care providers from around WA State meet in a web-based virtual conference room with an interdisciplinary panel of experts in memory loss and dementia. A brief 15-minute didactic is followed by an hour of case-based learning where everyone at the table is both a teacher and a learner. Learn more: Project ECHO Dementia.
Dementia-Friendly Washington Learning Collaborative
We are a group of people who organize, facilitate, or participate in dementia-friendly community efforts in Washington State. We meet online every other month for 75 minutes to inspire, equip and support expansion of dementia-friendly community efforts, learning from and sharing with each other around a common theme. Through September 2022, our focus is on dementia-friendly programs. These might be memory cafes, zoo walks, sing-alongs, arts programs, or any open-to-the-public, live or virtual social engagement, arts, fitness or volunteer programs designed for and with persons with dementia and their families. Learn more: Dementia-Friendly Learning Collaborative
Tours and Grand Opening
Discover all that the Memory Hub has to offer!
Join us for weekly public tours, 11 – 11:45 a.m. on Thursdays January 20 – March 17. All on-site activities will follow current COVID-19 guidelines; virtual tours are also available. Space is limited and registration is required. Register here!
Save the Date for our Grand Opening event, 2-4 p.m. on Wednesday March 23! Enjoy live music, program demonstrations, ribbon cutting and light refreshments. Register here!
Contact: Program Manager for Community Education & Impact, Marigrace Becker: 206-744-2190, firstname.lastname@example.org.