We came together as a group because we knew three important things:
Our mission is to improve the lives of people affected by dementia by promoting better access to quality support and services through innovative community collaboration.
Our goals are to:
In 2015, Clark Retirement Community and Holland Home brought together a group of nationally recognized experts in senior care, and facilitated a three-day forum with approximately 200 community leaders and influencers. The purpose was to start a dialogue about dementia, and figure out how to become a more dementia-friendly community.
Through that forum, we identified a group of partners who had expertise in many facets of dementia care and support. These partners had the passion to create a seamless way for caregivers to access information and services.
The partners came together in a community collaborative in 2016. Each partner brought resources to the effort, and helped us set our goals.
Lisa Misenhimer, MSW
David Albrecht, DO
Metro Health University of Michigan Health
Grand Valley State University
Mina Brueker (Treasurer)
Jayne Courts MD
Mercy Health Saint Mary's
Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan
Nick Kanaan PhD
MSU College of Human Medicine
Alzheimer's Association Greater Michigan Chapter
Brian Pangle (President)
Grand Wealth Management
Cynthia Swain (Secretary)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Reliance Community Care Partners