ACT Pine City

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

  • Educated community members about dementia by compiling a resource brochure and writing monthly articles for the local newspaper
  • Conducting Dementia Friends information sessions at various community settings and also a Dementia Friends Champion training
  • Providing dementia education for firefighters and first responders and for the faith community
  • Hosted Every Minute Counts film for community members, followed by a panel discussion

Connect with Us

Pine City website
Contact:  Mary Kay Sloan, mkjsloan@gmail.com

About Our ACT Community

Pine City ACT on Alzheimer’s Action Community was formed in 2016. Several Pine City community leaders participate on the ACTion Team including a city council member, the city planner, the chamber of commerce head, the director of Pine County Health and Human services, a county commissioner, the county sheriff, and a leader in the faith community are involved in the effort.

Pine City is a very proud community. Whether becoming educated about dementia or providing time and resources, the ACTion Team wants to carry out their work in a respectful manner with everyone touched by dementia to preserve their dignity.”
— Cathy Gilmore, ACTion Team Lead

Snapshot of Activities (underway in 2017)

  • Provide a Get the Facts series to community members
  • Lead Dementia Friends Information Sessions
  • Establish committees to provide dementia awareness training for law enforcement and local businesses
  • Hold Dementia Friends training for the Chamber of Commerce and determine interest in Dementia Friendly @ Work trainings
  • Create a resource brochure for people living with dementia and their caregivers

In the News

Resource Highlight:  Family Pathways
Horizon’s Pine Poker, October 27, 2017

With Alzheimer’s Disease, Every Minute Counts
Pine City Pioneer, October 13, 2017

Brain Kit resources available at Pine City Library
Pine City Pioneer, July 21, 2017

Adult Daybreak continues in Pine City
Pine City Pioneer, June 30, 2017

Therapy makes a difference in dealing with dementia
Pine City Pioneer, April 14, 2017

Caregiver Story: Madelyn & Harold Wimmer
Pine City Pioneer, March 15, 2017

Memory Café offered in Pine City
Pine City Pioneer, February 23, 2017

ACT on Alzheimer’s Continues Efforts in Pine City Area
Pine City Pioneer, January 20, 2017