Posted by Tim Kelley
On Feb. 26 we held a Dementia Friendly training session, hosted by Gregg & Bruce Johnson at Lee Kimball Design Studio.  Dementia Friendly Reading is an initiative through the Town's Elder Services partnering with the DKJ Foundation.  It's goal is to train people, business and organizations about living with dementia, how to understand those with dementia symptoms.  Dementia Friendly Reading has been training individuals and businesses.  
Reading Rotary has now become the first civic organization to be certified Dementia Friendly.  It was a wonderful presentation by Meagan Putney.  We had a healthy crowd of around 50 people.  This was the largest group DFR has presented to.  Thanks to all who made it out to attend this very important training. 
Bruce Johnson encouraged all in attendance to spread the word about DFR.  If you or your company or organization want to be trained, DRF will coordinate a training session for you.  It is approximately 60 minutes and offers very helpful information and tips.
DFR's website can be found here.  Dementia Friends is part of an international initiative to create awareness and understanding of dementia.