Rotarians continue dementia friendly initiative
On September 30, representatives from area Rotary clubs participated in a Dementia Simulation event at Cabarrus Brewing Company led by Dawn Lillard of the NC Geriatric Adult Mental Health Specialty Team, (NC GAST). NC GAST works in Cabarrus, Davidson, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Stanly and Union counties to provide information, education and training to people working with older adults.
The event was part of ongoing efforts by local Rotary clubs to raise awareness and support for individuals living with dementia as well as their caregivers.
During the Dementia Simulation event, Rotarians from Afton Sunset Rotary, Cabarrus Rotary, Concord Rotary and Southwest Rotary clubs went through different scenarios to simulate the effects of dementia and aging on daily activities……