ACT Chanhassen

Updated February 2018

In 2018, we are continuing the work we started as an ACT community to become dementia friendly.

What We’re Doing for Our Community

On a regular basis, we offer:

  • Training on the Dementia Friends program
  • "Lunch and Learn" lectures on dementia-related topics
  • Monthly support group meetings
  • Monthly movie on dementia-related topics

We produced a Memory Quilt in partnership with Bluff Creek Elementary School, helping  educate students about  Alzheimer's disease

Connect with Us

ACT Chanhassen
Contact:  Sharmeen Al-Jaff, saljaff@ci.chanhassen.mn.us

About Our ACT Community

Since November 2015, 18 members of the Chanhassen community from various sectors have been meeting monthly as an ACT on Alzheimer’s ACTion Team.

Snapshot of Activities (in 2017)

  • Develop and implement community education in partnership with Alzheimer’s Association and Eastern Carver County Community Education
  • Host a screening of “Every Minute Counts” in Chanhassen for the general public
  • Plan and implement Dementia Friends in Chanhassen
  • Develop a comprehensive resource guide
  • Explore the idea of a drop-in center for care partners and people living with dementia

Resources, News and Events

ACT Chanhassen Community Discussion flyer
March 2, 2017 6 – 7:30 pm

Chan Among 10 Communities Awarded Grants for "Dementia Friendly" Efforts
April 25, 2016, Chanhassen Villager