Collaborating for a Dementia-Friendly Washington: Inspiring Change

REGISTER HERE! (By 9 a.m. on Monday 9/28)

Just a few of our incredible speakers: Meredith Hanley (Dementia Friendly America), Raina Croff (Oregon Health & Science University) and Beth Soltzberg (Boston's Jewish & Children's Service)

  • Connect with others who share your passion for raising dementia awareness, challenging stigma, and empowering people with memory loss to remain active and connected within the community
  • Be inspired by innovative programs and initiatives across the state and nation
  • Discover steps to make your own community more dementia-friendly


Tuesday & Wednesday, September 29-30, 2020

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Online using Zoom


Who should attend?

The conference is for all who want to take action to make their communities more dementia-friendly, including people with dementia, caregivers, and people who work or volunteer in a variety of public sectors:

  • Aging and senior services
  • Arts and culture
  • Chambers of commerce
  • City government
  • Community centers
  • Cultural associations
  • Faith communities


  • Libraries
  • Neighborhood groups
  • Parks and recreation
  • Service clubs
  • Social or health care services
  • And more!



Our “pay what you can” ticket options include full ticket price  (Professional Rate - $40) that we recommend for people attending as part of their work role, a reduced rate (Community Rate - $15) for all others, and free entry (Scholarship Rate) for anyone who needs it.   Please select whatever rate works best for you.


Questions: Contact conference coordinator Marigrace Becker,, 206-744-2190


Organized by the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center, on behalf of the Washington State Dementia Action Collaborative, with primary funding provided by the Aging and Long Term Support Administration, and with a planning committee made up of advisors from across the state.



Planning Committee:

  • Cheri Knighton, Senior Services for South Sound
  • Christina Marneris, Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities of Southwest WA
  • Corrie Blythe, SE WA Aging & Long Term Care 
  • David Brown, Community advocate
  • Debbie Hunter, Community advocate
  • Joanne Clemo, Dementia Support Northwest
  • Joel Loiacono, Alzheimer's Association
  • Karen Winston, Aging and Disability Services - Seattle/King County
  • Kim Boon, Aging and Long Term Support Administration
  • Lynne Korte, Aging and Long Term Support Administration
  • Maria Holt, Lutheran Community Services NW
  • Marigrace Becker, UW Memory & Brain Wellness Center
  • Michael Woo, Kin On


Thank you for generous underwriting support at the following levels:

 Dementia-Friendly Champions ($1500 level)



Community Changemakers ($1000 level)