Our churches are more than just a place of worship. Together, we can serve and enrich the lives of all members, including those with dementia and the families who love them by providing education, worship, and support.
Education and Training
Most churches do not have the knowledge of resources to support congregants living with dementia and their families. The Alter program addresses these gaps within the African American community. We offer a Dementia-Friendly Workshop for Church Leaders as well as Community Forums to increase awareness for all churches.
Toolbox and Ongoing Support
Navigating dementia-specfic resources can be challenging. The Alter team is aware of tools and resources to help families within churches connect with various community programs and services. We offer each church partner a branded toolbox, along with ongoing support to prepare them for their dementia-friendly journey.
Becoming dementia-friendly can be daunting, and we are here to help. The Alter team can offer a free 30-minute consultation for faith communities exploring dementia-friendly initiatives. During this consultation, we can discuss what's in place and what may work best for your congregation.
Being recognized as a dementia-friendly church allows people living with dementia in your church as well as the community access to a welcoming environment. We offer churches a unique certification as an Alter partner and the opportunity to be listed as a dementia-friendly and inclusive church in our directory.