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Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Lanyard

Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Lanyard

Wearing a Sunflower lanyard (or lapel pin or bracelet) is a way for someone with a hidden disability (e.g., individuals with dementia, autism spectrum, hearing deficits, brain injury, Parkinson’s disease, speech difficulties, general aging-related decline, etc.) to discretely self-identify as someone who might require extra assistance, a bit of patience and/or more time from staff or colleagues. Wearing the Sunflower does not entitle anyone to special privileges.

Anyone can get a free Sunflower item from participating businesses or services. Businesses and service providers who participate in the Sunflower program donate the Sunflower lanyards to customers who request them. The employees of the participating businesses or services are trained to provide special assistance to people wearing the Sunflower.

Details about the Sunflower are available at www.hiddendisabilitiesstore.com/us

 and https://hiddendisabilitiesstore.com/us/ourhistory.

Personal stories about the value of wearing the Sunflower are found at https://hiddendisabilitiesstore.com/blog/category/sunflower-stories  

The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower originated for use in airports, but in the UK, the Sunflower is now recognized in many sectors: transportation (all major UK airports, buses, trains), retail services, financial services, National Health Service clinics, football leagues, etc.

As of the beginning of 2021, at least 10 major airports in the US participate in the Sunflower program. In contrast to the UK, airports are the only US sector currently participating in this program. The Dementia-Friendly Airports Working Group (DFAWG), based in Minnesota, believes that the greater use for this program is to increase hidden disability awareness and civil behavior in the general population. To this end, DFAWG has begun to identify US business and service sectors that might participate in this program, and allies in the hidden disabilities communities who might assist with these requests.

On January 11, 2021, DFAWG submitted a request to the Target Corporation to adopt the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Program. Target was selected because it is a national retailer with demonstrated dedication to diversity and inclusion. Target has stores in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. Seventy five percent of the U.S. population lives within 10 miles of a Target store. DFAWG thinks that Target’s adoption of the Sunflower Program would be a game changer for recognition of and civility towards people living with hidden disabilities.

If you agree with this position, please send an email to the Target Corporation Corporate Responsibility Team at CorporateResponsibility@target.com

Please address the following in your email:

a.) Identify yourself, your organization, and your location.

b.) State your support for this effort.

c.) Explain your reasons for supporting this effort.

If you are interested in becoming an ally in the effort to expand the adoption of the Sunflower Program in more sectors of US society, please send an email to dementiafriendlyairports@gmail.com  with the Subject: Sunflower Allies

Please include the following in your email:

a.) Identify yourself, your organization, and your location.

b.) State your support for this effort.

c.) Explain your reasons for supporting this effort.

Sara Barsel, Aging Activist

Submitted by Aging Activist Sara Barsel, Ph.D. Dementia-Friendly Airports Working Group, organizer, Actively, working to improve travel conditions for people living with dementia and their care partners. www.dementiafriendlyairports.com

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“Stress, Dementia & Gratitude.”

Dementia Chats is a series of video conversations where we talk with the true experts on dementia, those living with a diagnosis. Lori La Bey, founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks facilitates a conversation and is amazed by every conversation what she learns about life with dementia. She encourages everyone not only to watch these videos, but to include those living with dementia in conversations and to listen closely to their insights. They know dementia better than anyone.

For a Complete List of Dementia Chats Videos – Click Here

Register for a Live Demo Tour of Dementia Map on Zoom!

Take Advantage of the FREE Listing or the

50% Launch Discount on Paid Plans

which Goes Away Jan 31st!

Due to the great response we are getting to Dementia Map, we are making it easier for people to learn more about all the features of the site. We have set up group sessions for individuals and organizations to attend and learn more about how to maximize your exposure through Dementia Map.

Learn how and why this directory is critical to those living with dementia, their family & friends, as well as professionals in the industry.

Lori La Bey Can Help Your Organization Switch To Virtual Presentations For Staff Trainings, Family Support, Perspective Clients and Support Gatherings.

See What Others Have Say About Lori La Bey

I want to echo the thanks and appreciation of my colleagues… Your presentations were movingly authentic, fully engaging and wonderfully informative. Thank you for all that you are doing, and all that you’ve done for us!

Carla Koehl, Director of Community RelationsArtis Senior Living of Lexington

 “Feedback from the conference planning committee and our leadership team was extremely positive. Many attendees commented that she was one of the best speakers they had heard.” 

Pat Sylvia, Director of Education & Member Development LeadingAge WA

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New Caring and Coping Series During the Pandemic

Wednesday – Jan 6th, 2021 -2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 6pm London, 8pm South Africa and on the 7th at 5am in Australia AET

Watch the Video Interview Below

Today our host Lori La Bey is proud to announce Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio has partnered with the Roseville Alzheimer’s and Dementia Community Action Team who provides resource information for caregivers and people living with dementia.  We will talk with Sara Barsel and Paula Biever about how community needs for support have increased during the pandemic. The “Dementia: Caring & Coping during the Pandemic” is a new series to inspire people to reach out to get support and to highlight services that are working during all the restriction so other organizations may duplicate them in their own areas.

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio – Shifting dementia care from crisis to comfort around the world one episode at a time by raising all voices and delivering sounds news, not just sound bites since 2011.

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 Contact Roseville Alzheimer’s and Dementia Community Action Team

Website

Email

Sara Barsel      Email

Paula Biever Email

Radio Interview on Dementia Friendly Airports

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Check Out Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio – All Shows are Archived.

“Stress, Dementia & Gratitude.”

Dementia Chats is a series of video conversations where we talk with the true experts on dementia, those living with a diagnosis. Lori La Bey, founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks facilitates a conversation and is amazed by every conversation what she learns about life with dementia. She encourages everyone not only to watch these videos, but to include those living with dementia in conversations and to listen closely to their insights. They know dementia better than anyone.

Learn more about Dementia here:  

https://www.alzheimersspeaks.com/dementia-chats-webinar

For a Complete List of Dementia Chats Videos – Click Here

Contact Lori La Bey with any questions via her website:

Register for a Live Demo Tour of Dementia Map on Zoom!

Take Advantage of the FREE Listing or the 50% Launch Discount on Paid Plans which Goes Away Soon!

Due to the great response we are getting to Dementia Map, we are making it easier for people to learn more about all the features of the site. We have set up group sessions for individuals and organizations to attend and learn more about how to maximize your exposure through Dementia Map.

Learn how and why this directory is critical to those living with dementia, their family & friends, as well as professionals in the industry.

Lori La Bey Can Help Your Organization Switch To Virtual Presentations For Staff Trainings, Family Support, Perspective Clients and Support Gatherings.

See What Others Have Say About Lori La Bey

I want to echo the thanks and appreciation of my colleagues… Your presentations were movingly authentic, fully engaging and wonderfully informative. Thank you for all that you are doing, and all that you’ve done for us!

Carla Koehl, Director of Community RelationsArtis Senior Living of Lexington

 “Feedback from the conference planning committee and our leadership team was extremely positive. Many attendees commented that she was one of the best speakers they had heard.” 

Pat Sylvia, Director of Education & Member Development LeadingAge WA

For More Testimonial


Find A Memory Café In Your Area

2 FREE SERVICE OFFERS BELOW

We would love to here your thoughts and comments on this tip.

                                            Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

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Amazing Progress in Efforts to Make Airports Dementia Friendly

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio – Shifting dementia care from crisis to comfort around the world one episode at a time by raising all voices and delivering sounds news, not just sound bites since 2011.

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Today Lori La Bey, host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio talks with some of the team from the Dementia-Friendly Airports Working Group. They are – Sara Barsel the Organizer of the Dementia-Friendly Airports Working Group and members Paula Rice Biever, Carol Giuliani (Senior Travel Companion Services) and John-Richard Pagan who is also Living with dementia.  The group will share information on why and how they were formed and all of the great progress they have made in the past year.  This will be a wonderful and informative show.

Thursday – Nov 19th, 2020 -2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 6pm London, 8pm South Africa and on the 30th at 5am in Australia AET

Connect with Our Guests:

Sara Barsel

Email

Paula Rice Biever

Email

John-Richard Pagan –

Email

Carol Giuliani

Phone: (612) 310-7401

Email: carolsgiuliani@gmail.com

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Contact Lori La Bey

Live Demo Tours of

Dementia Map Global Resource Directory with Lori La Bey

Due to the great response we are getting to Dementia Map, we are making it easier for people to learn more about all the features of the site. We have set up group sessions for individuals and organizations to attend and learn more about how to maximize your exposure through Dementia Map.

Learn how and why this directory is critical to those living with dementia, their family & friends, as well as professionals in the industry. Find out:

1. Who the directory is for. It’s not just for your customers! We offer so much more to make your jobs easier.

2. How to list a resource to maximize your organization, service, tool or product exposure.

3) There is a FREE PLAN we call are “Starter” or “Why Not” opportunity.

4) We also have two paid plans that offer great opportunities for branding through banner positioning, an event calendar to share everything from an international conference to an ice cream social. Also learn about blog and guide posts.

5) How economical and easy we have made the process and the website for you and consumers.

We look forward to chatting with you!

Contact Lori La Bey via Email, or private message her on Facebook to get the zoom link for the session you pick!

Below Are Zoom Meetings You Can Attend:

Nov 19th – Thursday – 3pm EDT, 2pm CDT, 1pm MDT, 12pm PDT

Nov 20th – Friday – 11am EDT, 10am CDT, 9am MDT, 8am PDT

Nov 23rd – Monday – 4:30pm EDT, 3:30pm CDT, 2:30pm MDT, 1:30pm PDT

Nov 24th – Tuesday – 4:30pm EDT, 3:30pm CDT, 2:30pm MDT, 1:30pm PDT

Nov 25th – Wednesday – 11am EDT, 10am CDT, 9am MDT, 8am PDT

Nov 27th – Friday – 11am EDT, 10am CDT, 9am MDT, 8am PDT

Contact Lori La Bey via Email, or private message her on Facebook to get the zoom link for the session you pick!

CHECK OUT DEMENTIA MAP

Lori La Bey Can Help Your Organization Switch To Virtual Presentations For Staff Trainings, Family Support, Perspective Clients and Support Gatherings.

Accepting Dementia in Your Life

2 FREE SERVICE OFFERS BELOW

For a Complete List of Dementia Chats Videos – Click Here

We would love to here your thoughts and comments on this tip.

See What Others Have Say About Lori La Bey

I want to echo the thanks and appreciation of my colleagues… Your presentations were movingly authentic, fully engaging and wonderfully informative. Thank you for all that you are doing, and all that you’ve done for us!

Carla Koehl, Director of Community RelationsArtis Senior Living of Lexington

 “Feedback from the conference planning committee and our leadership team was extremely positive. Many attendees commented that she was one of the best speakers they had heard.” 

Pat Sylvia, Director of Education & Member Development LeadingAge WA

For More Testimonial

                                            Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

Downloadable Tips Below

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

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Roseville Kicks Off A New Dementia Initiative

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Roseville, Minnesota  Kicks Off

Dementia Caregiver Re-Entry Initiative

The Roseville Alzheimer’s and Dementia Community Action Team formed September 6th, 2013, to improve conditions for Roseville individuals with A/D and to improve conditions for unpaid caregivers of individuals with A/D. More information can be found on the

City of Roseville’s Dedicated Page To Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

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Watch Team Members Below Explain

Why this initiative is important

Meetings Are As Follows:

Former Dementia Caregivers’ Re-Entry Group

Date:    Starts Tuesday, October 4, 1-2:30 pm

(Call for future dates & place)

Where: Roseville City Hall — Bur Oak room

(Lower level behind cafeteria)

 2660 Civic Center Drive, Roseville, MN 55113

Dementia Caregiver Re-Entry Group

Date: First Wednesday of each month,

Beginning October 5th, 1-2:30 pm

Where: Fairview Community Center, Room 116A

1910 County Rd. B, Roseville, MN 55113

Watch the full two hour kickoff below:

You will find the comments from panelists who are actual caregivers for a person with dementia about 1 hour and 14 minutes into the program.

Additional Resources for those

Living and Dealing with Dementia

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The City Of Roseville, Minnesota – A Mission To Improve Life With Dementia

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 A Mission To Improve Life With Dementia

Rsvl sign on becoming Dementia AwareOn April 23rd, the City of Roseville, along with the Roseville Alzheimer’s & Dementia Community Action Team (Rsvl A/D) and the Roseville Act on Alzheimer’s Project had their kick off event to highlight all they are doing to improve the lives of those dealing with dementia.  Roseville A/D was formed as a grassroots initiative in September of 2013 and in 2014 they received two grants through the ACT on Alzheimer’s organization to further their mission.

The kickoff meeting held a packed house along with media gathered to listen to a two hour presentation which featured information and resources from three primary groups – Government Officials, City Staff and Community Connections.

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Lori La Bey, founder of Alzheimer’s Speak was the   MC for the event.  She grew up in Roseville and her own mother lived with dementia over thirty years.  She is also one of the international ambassadors for the Purple Angel project, which is the new global symbol for dementia.  Everyone can help spread awareness of dementia by using this symbol.  It costs no money and takes very little time, but has a powerful impact.

RSVL A-D Logo FinalRsvl ACT LogoSara Barsel, spoke and gave the history of both the Roseville A/D and Roseville ACT on Alzheimer’s project. She also reviewed several projects which have been completed as well as the action plan for 2015, which includes an educational series and movie reviews.

sara_barsel_at_kickoffSara also highlighted all the dedicated page for Alzheimer’s and Dementia on the city website which has great resources for those living in Roseville and surrounding areas.  Sara also highlighted the new educational series that was launched.

Series of Expert Talks about Alzheimer’s is April 28 to May 21

A series of eight programs in Roseville by local experts on Alzheimer’s disease and on effective caregiving will be held April 28 to May 21. Programs will address normal aging, how dementia affects the brain and other topics that help people better understand diseases that cause memory loss.

All talks are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

The talks on Tuesdays will be 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Fairview Community Center, 1910 County Road B West, with information about Alzheimer’s and dementia. Topics will be Healthy Brain; Dementia vs. Normal Aging; Virtual Dementia Tour; and Dementia-Friendly ACTion Steps.

Talks on Thursdays will be 1-2:30 p.m. at Roseville City Hall, 2660 Civic Center Drive, aimed at helping caregivers and friends offer effective support for people with dementia. Topics will be Senior Gems/How Dementia Affects the Brain; Practical Tips for Avoiding Power Struggles; Becoming an Alzheimer’s Whisperer; and Caregiver Stress/Burnout.

For details, go to http://www.cityofroseville.com/dementiainfo  A second series of eight talks will be presented in October, with four films about Alzheimer’s issues to be shown on Sundays, two in September and two in November.

Next we heard from government representatives were: Senator Amy Klobuchar, Senator Al Franken, Representative – Betty McCollum, Ramsey County Commissioner Mary Jo McGuire and Roseville’s Mayor Dan Roe.

Kickoff 4Above are representatives of Roseville’s staff:  City Manager – Pat Trudgeon, Fire Inspector & Firefighter – Sam Baker, from the Police Department Corey Yunke – Community Relations Coordinator and Erika Scheider – Police Lieutenant.  rsvll_fire_dept

The Fire Department shared the “Vial of Life” which is for emergency contacts and healthcare information.  You can contact the Fire Dept if you are interested in receiving one if  you were not able to attend the kickoff meeting.

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The police encouraged people to register their loved ones with 911.

Pat Trudgeon, announced the City is committed to becoming Dementia Aware and joining the Purple Angel project.

A recording of this event will air on Roseville Channel 16 on Friday May 1 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, May 2 at 10 a.m. plus two additional times during the month.  It is also listed on CTV page for viewing listed at the bottom of this article.

PA_join_the_cause_snap_w_urlOur representatives from the community were: Janell Wampler – Roseville Area Schools & Senior Program, Deb Nygaard – Arthur’s Residential  & J. Arthur’s Coffee Shop, Lori La Bey – Alzheimer’s Speaks, Carolyn Klaver –  Lyngblomsten & The Gathering and Catherine Engstrom – Wilder Foundations & PS I Understand.

rosevilel_school_logoJanell informed us of a variety of services the school district and senior center have for those residing in Roseville.

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Deb Nygaard shared how Arthur’s Residential & J. Arthur’s Coffee Shop have become dementia friendly and how that has effected their organizations, as well as families they serve and the community at large.  Arthur’s also sponsors three Memory Cafe held on the 2nd an 4th Wednesday of each month and have been a big success for those diagnosed with dementia as well as their care partners.

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Lori La Bey, founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks shared a video which featured three families living with dementia.  Each shared critical insights about life with dementia and how important it is for communities and businesses to become dementia aware and friendly.  Below is the video.

Cities Should Follow Roseville’s Lead And Have A Dedicated Web Page For Dementia Resources And Services

Roseville is believed to be the first city in the nation to dedicate a page on their official city website to dementia.

Thank you John and Virginia Sweeney, Ed and Judy Meehan and George Seiler for their willingness to share their insights with us.

lyngblonsten_logoCarolyn Klaver  with Lyngblomsten & The Gathering shared their wonderful programs and need for volunteers.

If interested in volunteering in Roseville email RosevilleAlzDem@gmail.com 

wilder_logoCatherine Engstrom talked about the Wilder Foundations & their P.S. I Understand program which too is always looking for volunteers.

If interested in volunteering in Roseville email RosevilleAlzDem@gmail.com

The program wrapped up with questions and answers and people gathering in the hallway talking with vendors gathering more resources before leaving.

You can go to CTV and watch the full program.

snap_of_gov_off_from_kickoff_CTVFor the feature story done by Channel 5, ABC News Click Here

channel_5_logoThe ACT on Alzheimer’s project was developed by the Roseville Alzheimer’s and Dementia Community Action Team, a volunteer collaboration of local residents, senior services and city officials. Roseville A/D has offered additional projects, including a guide to local resources, services and events available on the City of Roseville at http://www.cityofroseville.com/dementiainfo

You could make a difference for your loved one with Alzheimer’s.

Visit our website below today.

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