Dementia Friendly!

Write up courtesy of the Jefferson County Gov Facebook page.

Tomorrow’s Hope is now a member of the Dementia Friendly Community.

Tomorrow’s Hope, Inc. named “Dementia Friendly Business”

Tomorrow’s Hope, Inc. has joined Jefferson County businesses as number 23 who have taken the effort to become dementia friendly with having 4 out 5 of their Board of Directors trained this past week.

What does this mean exactly? They have learned the role of the dementia care specialist, dementia basics, along with strategies and tips to help communicate with those living with dementia who are out and about in our communities. This includes tips on how to recognize dementia symptoms in individuals. They also learned more about the Dementia Friendly Community Network which meets the third Monday of every month in Fort Atkinson.

Executive Director of Tomorrow’s Hope, Inc., Todd Wiedenhoeft, took the initiative and reached out to the Jefferson County Dementia Care Specialist, Tonya Runyard, to inquire about this training and stated after the training, “we found the training to be very informative and I’m trying to think up ways to encourage local businesses to become Dementia friendly.

We look forward to hearing what the groups of patients and caregivers state are areas of need; we really want to do something impactful this year.”

For more information on how to become a Dementia Friendly Business or Organization, contact Tonya Runyard, Dementia Care Specialist at the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Jefferson County at 920-675-4035,

Seen from left to right: Board of Directors Kerry Bennett, Tammy Garlock, Executive Director Todd Wiedenhoeft, and Board of Director Kevin Ryan. Not pictured: Board of Director Carolyn Niebler.