The Alter program is here to help faith communities become resourceful, welcoming, inclusive, and understanding.
What is an Alter dementia-friendly faith community?
An Alter dementia-friendly faith community is one that (a) accepts and values people regardless of cognitive abilities, (b)ensures the person living with dementia and their carepartners are supported through their journey, (c) makes sure the person living with dementia, and their care partners, are both spiritually and pastorally supported and nurtured and (d) is open to what people living with dementia have to offer, then support and encourage the use of these gifts so that they may participate in the community that is the body of Christ.
How can our faith-based organization become a partner?
We are delighted that you are interested in becoming a partner. Your first step is to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (770) 686-7730.
How can our faith-based organization sustain the Alter Program?
Sustaining the Alter program after completion of the 2-year partnership is strongly encouraged. Faith Community partners should work with their faith community leadership to determine alternative funding sources.
Does our faith-based organization have the ability to change and/or create partnership activities during the program?
Yes, we actually encourage faith-based organizations to select new activities and to review our list each year. Most activities can be modified to meet the needs of the faith-based organization.
What is the time frame for the partnership? How long does the partnership last?
Faith Community partners agree to a 2-year partnership after the signing of the MOU. At the end of year 2, a sustainability plan will be discussed and finalized. Alter program activities will be required to be implemented over a 2-year period.