Dementia Friendly Communities

Senior Living Residence’s Dementia Friendly Communities Program is award-winning and aims to provide tools and resources to help make our towns and cities more inclusive.


Acton Memory Cafe Provides Supportive Environment

Concord Park News

The “Dementia Friendly” movement is one that is quickly spreading across our area. As part of this movement, a monthly Memory Café in Acton offers a safe space for individuals with memory loss and their families to connect, share stories and advice, and engage in fun activities.  Memory Cafés give those with memory loss and…

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Forestdale Park Brings Dementia Training to Malden Public Library

Forestdale Park News

On Aug. 28, Forestdale Park Senior Living brought its Dementia Experience training to the Malden Public Library. Forestdale Park, a Volunteers of America Senior Community, is currently working to make the Malden area “Dementia Friendly” by conducting presentations and interactive trainings for area groups and organizations. This training program is part of Dementia Friendly Communities,…

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Forestdale Park Brings Dementia Education to Melrose Masonic Lodge

Forestdale Park News

Pictured above from left to right: District Deputy Grand Master Sergio R. De Assis; Forestdale Park’s Executive Director, Terri Guenard; Forestdale Park’s Director of Community Relations, Sarah Starkweather; Forestdale Park’s Director of Dining, Jeff Fowler; and former District Deputy Grand Master James Orgettas MELROSE, MA — On Monday, June 3, staff from Forestdale Park Senior…

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Cornerstone at Milford’s Dementia Experience is an “Eye-Opener”

Cornerstone at Milford News

Jenn Hozempa, Cornerstone’s Director of Compass Memory Support Programming, shares helpful communication tips for people with memory loss. BELLINGHAM, MA — Chances are you have interacted with someone who has dementia and may have felt the conversation was challenging for both you as well as that person. Interactions such as these are very frustrating, concerning…

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Beth Cardillo Honored as 2019 Alzheimer’s Champion at Benefit Gala

Armbrook Village News

  HOLYOKE — The Pioneer Valley Friends of Alzheimer’s Association held its fourth annual Alzheimer’s Benefit Gala on Saturday, April 7th at the Log Cabin in Holyoke. Beth Cardillo, Executive Director at Armbrook Village Senior Living, was honored as the 2019 Alzheimer’s Champion for the impact she has had in raising awareness about the effects…

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Forestdale Brings Dementia Education to Sunday School Class

Forestdale Park News

MALDEN, MA –On March 3rd, Denise Thorud gave a talk on Alzheimer’s disease and related memory impairments to the Sunday School class at Templo Dos Milagres (TDM Church) in Malden. Thorud, a Certified Dementia Practitioner, serves as the Director of Compass Memory Support Programming at Forestdale Park, Malden’s newest senior community which opened last Spring.…

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MCPHS Students Participate in SLR’s Dementia Sensitivity Training

SLR News/Awards

WORCESTER, MA — On February 28th, 50 students from the pharmacy and physical therapy programs at MCPHS University (Worcester Campus) participated in an interactive Dementia Sensitivity Training, created and facilitated by Senior Living Residences (SLR), an assisted living management firm of Braintree, MA. The training is a component of SLR’s Dementia Friendly Communities Initiative, which…

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New Bill Requires Medical Professionals be Trained in Dementia

Armbrook Village News

Beth Cardillo Discusses New Bill Requiring Medical Professionals to be Trained in Alzheimer’s & Related Dementias A new state law will change the way Alzheimer’s and dementia patients are treated. The law, signed by Governor Baker, will require changes to be made throughout the state to diagnose and care for those who have Alzheimer’s and dementia. Watch…

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Dementia Friendly Initiative Wins Communicator Award

SLR News/Awards

Senior Living Residences Recognized in the 24th Annual Communicator Awards The winners of the 24th Annual Communicator Awards have officially been announced by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts. Senior Living Residences (SLR) has been given a Silver Award of Distinction for their Dementia Friendly Communities Initiative. With entries received from across the US…

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Memory Cafe to Come to Milton

Standish Village News

Standish Village Assisted Living and Compass Memory Support, located in Dorchester’s Lower Mills, has partnered with the Milton Council on Aging to create a new memory café. The Milton Memory Café will provide those living with memory loss or dementia and their care partners, family, and friends a safe space to relax and enjoy conversation over…

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