ACT Duluth

Updated February 2018

In 2018, we are still working to become dementia friendly, and our efforts have expanded or changed beyond only being an ACT community.

What We’re Doing for Our Community

  • Improving awareness of the resources and organizations available to support people with dementia and their families
  • Using traditional media and social media to achieve our awareness goals
  • Distributing rack cards and resource folders on dementia across the community
  • Created the Duluth Dementia Collaborative (meets quarterly) to network, share ideas, and take action as a group; priorities include a dementia friendly chorus, Dementia Friends training, youth outreach, and collaborating with the library
  • Took the lead in planning a Memory Café in Duluth (will launch Summer 2018)

Connect with Us

Dementia Friendly Duluth
Dementia Friendly Duluth Facebook
Contact:  Mimi Stender,

About Our ACT Community

As the Duluth ACTion Team formed in 2016, we engaged leaders from two local health care systems, two independent long-term care facilities, a local bank, and the faith community. A City Council member and representatives from the fire and police departments also participate on the ACTion Team. The Mayor of Duluth is supportive of the initiative and attends ACT events in the community. The team has decided to start with a focus on East Duluth, rather than the entire city at once.

Snapshot of Activities (in 2017)

  • Conduct a media campaign (TV, print, internet, PSA) across the Duluth community to increase knowledge of dementia and resources available
  • Use public libraries and faith communities as places to access dementia information
  • Determine the best tools to reach underserved and diverse communities

Resources, News and Events

From hospitals to hospitality, doctors to drive ins, new initiative works toward education, support
November 9, 2016, KUMD

Grants Will Help Planning for Alzheimer’s Support in Duluth, Ely
May 1, 2016, Duluth News Tribune