Dementia Friendly Prince
George's South County
Dementia Friendly Prince George's (DFA-South County) is part of a national network of communities, organizations, and individuals seeking to ensure that communities across the U.S. are equipped to support people living with dementia and their caregivers. Dementia friendly communities foster the ability of people living with dementia to remain in community and engage and thrive in day to day living. Dementia Friendly Prince George's is administered by the County's Division on Aging and Disabilities Services.
TCRC, along with St. Paul UMC, is a proud sponsor of the "Remember When" Café. Held in the Fellowship Hall of St. Paul UMC on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays monthly -- before COVID 19 -- the "Remember When" Café provided a warm and inviting environment for caregivers, care partners, volunteers, and VIPs (those living with Dementia) to assemble, engage in fun and stimulating activities, have a delicious lunch, play games, reminisce through music, and "Remember When."
Since the onset of the pandemic and physical distancing regulations, the café has been unable to meet, but virtual social gatherings are still being held via Zoom.
TCRC continues its support of the virtual café, which has pivoted its focus on the care providers, and other mature adults in the community who seek to maintain social connection and interaction which have been identified as key elements to coping during COVID and protecting one's mental health. The virtual café, "Train Your Brain and Protect Your Memory" are held via Zoom on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays throughout the pandemic.
Get more information about DFA-South County via its newsletter, "in the NEWS." Click Sept/Oct Newsletter for latest issue.