In America, 6.7 million people have a form of dementia.  It could be simple memory loss to severe physical and mental changes.  With many people facing the problem of dementia personally or with a loved one, training is offered to help with the stress and the unknown of what to expect and how to help our loved ones find meaning in life each day.

Lancaster Alliance Church Primetimers Ministry has joined with Dementia Friendly Lancaster and the staff of Garden Spot Communities to provide a morning of training with Melody Karich.  See below for Melody's bio. 

On Saturday morning, March 9,  9AM -1PM,  Melody will provide much needed information for families who are working with those who may be affected by dementia or individuals who would like to know more about dementia. This workshop is open to the public.

Some of the topics will include:

  • What is dementia?
  • How does it affect the brain?
  • How can we overcome the obstacles of dementia?
  • Helping those with dementia find meaning every day.

In addition, a Virtual Dementia Experience will be provided.

The session will be split into two time slots with a coffee and snack break in the middle.  Come early as the doors open at 8:30AM.

Registration is $10/person for the workshop.  The registration deadline is Monday, March 4. 

You can register online by clicking HERE or by calling the church office at 717.397.1121. Payment can either be credit card, cash, or check (made payable to Lancaster Alliance Church, note in memo: Primetimers Dementia Workshop. Cash or check can be paid at the door.


Who is Dementia Friendly Lancaster?

Dementia Friendly Lancaster County includes devoted community members, organizations, businesses and faith-based leaders, and those who have been touched by dementia. As a group, they strive to offer support, education, and resources to people living with dementia and their care partners within our local community. We hope to see a community come together to support those impacted by dementia, help them remain engaged in the community, and thrive in their daily routines. This goal will be met by offering dementia training and resources to businesses, faith communities, healthcare systems, and community members.

Melody Karich

Melody is a senor’s advocate and educator with a vast back ground in working with adults who have dementia. She championed and designed the memory support care building at Garden Spot Communities.  Much of her training has been gleaned from Dr. Teepa Snow, world renown dementia scholar and educator.