By Joan F. Simoneau, Community Reporter
Marlborough-A request from Marlborough Council on Aging (COA) Director Trish Pope to give an update on the dementia friendly community initiative currently underway was referred to the Operations and Oversight committee at the Jan. 23 council meeting.
In a communication to the council, Mayor Arthur Vigeant said the Marlborough COA has been collaborating with Hudson and Northborough communities on a grant from BayPath Elder Services to explore the program.
“We have based our program on the success of the Minnesota program, ‘ACT on Alzheimers,’” said Pope in her request. “Our community action team members aptly named our program, ‘Come 2B Dementia Friendly’. We have witnessed the program gain momentum and completed a very successful survey phase in each community this past fall.”
At the Operations and Oversight Committee, the action team will present results of the comprehensive community survey that was conducted and elaborate on the next steps they plan to take.