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Cathy Hebert

Nancy Smith Hunnicutt

Nancy Hogan
Project C.A.R.E.Family Consultant - Western North Carolina


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Dementia Friendly WNC

Committed to the well-being of people living with dementia and their families through a welcoming and knowledgeable community.

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Dementia Friendly WNC is a grass roots organization dedicated to creating a community where all members are respected and valued.



Dementia Friendly WNC

Join us in the new year for an engaging community meeting. Coffee, tea, and breakfast snacks will be available
Friday February 3rd, 2017
8:30 – 10:30 AM
Land of Sky Regional Council
339 New Leicester Hwy, Asheville

Note: This is NOT on Saturday as previous meetings were. Land of Sky is located off Patton Avenue, behind the ABC store.

8:30 – 9:00 AM: Collective Impact Updates: A lot has been happening!
  • Collaboration with High Country Area Agency on Aging in Boone: a new fiscal agent
  • Collaboration with AARP
  • Community Engagement
  • Asheville Art museum
  • YMCA
  • Odyssey Clay Studios
9:00 – 10:20 AM: Presentation of Dementia Friends Awareness Class

Understanding dementia: Experience the interactive Dementia Friends as presented to faith communities across WNC (and other groups). We will have time for discussion. This will be our core dementia awareness class, therefore it will be helpful for our community group to engage with the content.

The Many Faces of Dementia
Larry Stanley"Riding my bike is the only time I feel like I don't have Alzheimer's. I am going to ride for as long as I can." Larry Stanley


Denise Baker"Every day brings a new adventure. What will I see in a new light? What kindness will a friend or stranger gift me? What can I do to help someone else? The possibilities are endless." Denise Baker


Michelle Goyeau“As a caregiver, I have a much deeper appreciation for the time we have together as a family and I have learned to focus on all that we can do together. It just takes a lot more planning and patience.” Michelle Goyeau


James Hyde“After my diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, I have had to re-create myself. Living out of my heart and less out of my head allows me to live in the now. Living in the now and placing friends and family in my heart takes away some of the burden of Alzheimer’s. Bike riding, walking, hiking and learning pottery create a safe and full life.” James Hyde