Monona Area Dementia Friendly Community Coalition

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The Monona Area Dementia Friendly Community Coalition is an information and training resource for organizations and businesses in the community to help them provide better customer service for people who may have dementia.

Our Mission:  The mission of the Monona Area Dementia Friendly Community Coalition is to collaborate with businesses, organizations and residents to offer education and information on resources to enhance the quality of life for persons with dementia as well as their families, friends and caregivers.

Our Goal:  To encourage practices of hospitality and inclusion to those affected by dementia by promoting acceptance and engagement in our community.

December Memory Cafe Topic:  Holidays!

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Monona Public Library has Memory Kits available for check out at the Library.

Memory Kits are boxes filled with themed items for caregivers of people living with dementia to create moment, engage the brain and help unlock memories.

Click here to check out some of the kit themes.


Congratulations to the businesses and organizations who have completed Dementia Friendly Training!

Haskins Short, LLC
Monona Public Library
Walgreens, Monona
Monona Senior Center
Monona Parks and Recreation
East Madison/Monona Coalition of the Aging
Monona EMS
Monona Eastside Business Alliance
Home Instead Senior Care
City of Monona Public Works and City Hall Staff
Monona Senior Center volunteers
Croak, Gonzalez, Eckerle & Martinson
DMA Tax and Accounting
Monona Academy of Dance
Monona State Bank
Associated Bank
Edward Jones, Dave Cappozzo's Office
Swad Indian Restaurant

Dave Capazzo Dementia Friendly
What is a Dementia Friendly Community?
  • A community that shows a high level of public awareness and understanding of dementia.
  • In which it is possible for the greatest number of people with dementia to live a good life.
  • Where persons with dementia are enabled to live as independently as possible and to continue to be part of their community
  • Where they are met with understanding and given support when necessary.
We hope to create a community where people with dementia are understood, respected and supported.  A community where those with dementia, and their caregivers, feel welcomed, included and involved.
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