ACT on Alzheimer’s Hopkins

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

  • Creating Memory Minder Kits for caregivers and people living with dementia
  • Launching the Hopkins Memory Café (to be held monthly at the public library)
  • Raised awareness of dementia by hosting a series of  Dementia Friends information sessions and a Champions training
  • Hosted a series of caregiver education classes through Hopkins Community Education
  • Developed a resource guide

Connect with Us

ACT Hopkins Facebook
Contact:  Laura Herman, ljherman@augustanacare.org or Gail Skoglund, gaskoglu@augustanacare.org

About Our ACT Community

Our initial action team had representatives from six senior living communities, three churches, one service club, two community service organizations, and the local school district. We have held two community meetings and interviewed 59 community members during the community assessment phase.

Snapshot of Activities (in 2017)

  • Offer Dementia Friends information sessions
  • Have action team members complete the Champions training for Dementia Friends
  • Use community events to increase awareness of the ACT Hopkins work and resources
  • Host an airing of a film that showcases dementia
  • Connect with elementary school social workers to raise awareness of dementia and improve support for families
  • Share community assessment results with Hopkins leaders
  • Provide speaker/education events for care partners of people living with dementia
  • Create Memory Care Kits; make them available to the public library and local churches

News, Resources, Events

Hopkins Community Meeting, May 18, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (pdf)
Eisenhower Community Center