Dementia Ventures is building community capacity to include people living with dementia and their care partners in meaningful activities!
When communities provide diverse opportunities for these people to engage, they can remain vibrant contributors to community life well beyond a dementia diagnosis.
Living with dementia shall include pursuing one’s passions!
Dementia Ventures invites you to get involved in creating a more inclusive community and increasing social citizenship for people living with dementia.
Join us in adapting current programs or creating new ones that are inclusive and enable people living with dementia to socialize according to their interests.
Westside Seniors Hub Partner Organizations have a variety of opportunities underway to be more inclusive.
Join any of our current projects described here. There are opportunities for anyone to help make communities more dementia-friendly.
WE NEED DIVERSE PARTNERS TO HELP BUILD CAPACITY FOR GREATER INCLUSION!
Everyone's skills and experiences can make a difference. Perhaps you are
experiencing cognitive difficulties
a care partner
a program leader
a professional working with seniors
a motivated volunteer
YOU can assist Hub Partner Organizations develop appealing and sustainable arts, social, fitness and volunteer activities.
Hub Partners want people living with dementia and their care partners to express their needs and desires. Partners also need the assistance of program leaders, motivated volunteers, and professionals working with seniors.
THE BIGGER PICTURE...
COLLECTIVE ACTION BY ELDERS AND THEIR CARE PARTNERS
From 2019-2023, the Westside Seniors Hub is focusing on Dementia Ventures in collaboration with the University of British Columbia and Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Find out more about the UBC and Lakehead University research team members here.
The Public Health Agency of Canada is funding the umbrella project called Building Capacity for Meaningful Participation by People Living With Dementia. It is one of the first community-based research projects funded under a 2019 Agency comprehensive plan: A Dementia Strategy for Canada.