The Alzheimer’s Association is located at 2131 Park Avenue West, Ontario, Ohio 44906 (Richland County).
– courtesy of Alz.org
The following is a list of the upcoming events and you are invited!
Our Education Program Series is open to the public, starting at 9am
Come to the Area Agency on Aging
in the training room at 2131 Park Avenue West, Ontario, OH 44906. Here
is the schedule each month out to May with more to come throughout the
• March 14th: Effective Communication Strategies
• April 11th: Dementia Conversations
• May 9th: Legal and Financial
Every 2nd Thursday of the month come to the Area Agency on Aging
• Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group (for loved ones of those with dementia) from 1 to 2 p.m.
• Mind Works Alzheimer’s Early Stage Group (for those with early-stage dementia) from 1 to 2 p.m.
Other Alzheimers Association programs in Richland County:
Educational Program Series
• 1st Monday of the month at Applewood II in Mansfield at 2 pm
Early Stage Exercise Program – Minds in Motion
• Every 4th Month at the YMCA at 2:30 pm
DEMENTIA CAPABLE COALITION of Richland County
What we do.
The Dementia Capable Coalition was made possible by a generous grant from the Richland County Foundation provided to the Alzheimer’s Association to make Richland County more educated and supportive of those with dementia and their loved ones.
And from this, seven committees were created. Each with their own unique purpose but all contributing to the overall goal of making Richland County more aware and able to equip individuals with knowledge about the disease and where to go for help.
Goal: Educating physicians and healthcare providers by providing them
with packets of information. Some information provided by the
Alzheimer’s Association includes the “10 tips of Living with Dementia”,
“How to Take Care of Yourself”, and local support and activity
groups. One packet is specific to the healthcare provider and the other
packets are created to help the patient upon diagnosis.
Goal: Educate loved ones on how to prepare for the future in legal
terms. This includes creating a list of commonly asked questions and
providing a local resource sheet so people have a sense of direction on
where to go.
Current Goal: Creating a church environment that is knowledgeable about dementia and equipped to serve.
Social and Volunteer Engagement
Goal: Offering monthly events to stimulate the mind and offer
participants a task to complete which promotes community service. Our
first official event was held at Kingwood Gardens for their Christmas
event. Thank you again to Kingwood for holding this free event!
Goal: Placing dementia-helpful information strategically in the
community so an individual does not have to search for our help, but are
exposed to support in their typical day to day life.
Goal: To create a network of communication across the county with
different public officials and well known figures to promote caregiving
“tips” and support through various modes of communication such as social
To create a network of businesses which have been trained to detect
signs of dementia and how to serve and support these individuals and
their loved ones.