Armbrook Village Spreads Dementia Awareness

Memory Café, Virtual Training Experience Helps Community Understand Dementia

September 15, 2016 | Lori Szepelak

WESTFIELD-Beth Cardillo, M.Ed., LSW, and her staff at Armbrook Village on North Road are encouraging community members to join the “dementia friendly movement.”

“We are proud of partnering with the City of Westfield to take on the challenge of becoming dementia friendly,” said Cardillo, adding Westfield was the first city on the East Coast to receive the designation. Cardillo serves as executive director at Armbrook Village.

On Friday, Alice Bonner, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, secretary of the Executive Office of Elder Affairs for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, will visit the Westfield Senior Center from 9 to 10 a.m. to recognize the key leaders who have been instrumental in this effort. As part of her remarks, Bonner will discuss the acceleration of the

Dementia Friendly Massachusetts Initiative to activate dementia-friendly communities at the local level across the state.

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