Advancing the wellbeing and inclusion of people
as they age through thought leadership and education

Advancing the wellbeing and inclusion of people
as they age through thought leadership and education

Dementia Specific Initiatives aspire to transform communities to become places where:

  • the worth and contributions of people living with dementia and their connections to others are amplified and upheld
  • people living with dementia actively determine the course of their lives and have access to the care and support they desire
  • the public and professionals alike are well informed about dementia
  • fear and stigma associated with dementia are diminished
  • opportunities to live well with dementia are realized and promoted

Thought Leadership

As leaders in aging services for 30 years, LiveWell has an established history of pioneering initiatives to challenge perceptions and drive change in aging and dementia services.  With an organizational commitment to innovation and creativity, LiveWell seeks opportunities and partnerships to champion change.

current initiatives

Navigating dementia:  Livewell’s Alzheimer’s disease program initiative

“Navigating Dementia” is LiveWell’s 3-year project funded by the Administration on Community Living (ACL).  ACL-Alzheimer’s Disease Program Initiatives are dedicated to filling service gaps and are designed to pilot much needed dementia programs and services to community dwelling adults and families impacted by dementia.  For more information contact Project Lead Stephani Shivers at sshivers@livewell.org 

Navigating dementia:  Livewell’s Alzheimer’s disease program initiative

“Navigating Dementia” is LiveWell’s 3-year project funded by the Administration on Community Living (ACL).  ACL-Alzheimer’s Disease Program Initiatives are dedicated to filling service gaps and are designed to pilot much needed dementia programs and services to community dwelling adults and families impacted by dementia.  For more information contact Project Lead Stephani Shivers at sshivers@livewell.org 

Empowering Partnerships Project

LiveWell received a Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award to build the capacity of people living with dementia to engage as partners in research initiatives.  This 2-year project expands the Dementia Peer Coalition and culminates in a 2-day training for people with dementia, care partners and researchers to learn how to partner in research design, conduction and dissemination.  To learn more contact Project Co-Lead Stephani Shivers at sshivers@livewell.org and check out the project website: https://empoweringpartnerships.livewell.org 

leadershift

LiveWell’s LeaderShift Intensive will prepare you and your organization to lead the way for progressive change. Join leaders from across the country and Europe who are exploring the impact people living with dementia are having on disrupting and reshaping healthcare and other social structures.

leadershift

LiveWell’s LeaderShift Intensive will prepare you and your organization to lead the way for progressive change. Join leaders from across the country and Europe who are exploring the impact people living with dementia are having on disrupting and reshaping healthcare and other social structures.

Projects & Collaborators

Advocacy

LiveWell is committed to elevating the worth and value of people living with dementia. Through public awareness and advocacy initiatives being co-led by people with dementia and their families, we are helping individuals and communities across Connecticut to become more inclusive of and friendlier to the growing number of Connecticut residents who are living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

current initiatives

Dementia Peer Coalition

Living with dementia can be a lonely and isolating experience.  Connecting with others with shared experiences can be a lifeline. Through the Dementia Peer Coalition, you can meet with your peers living with similar cognitive changes, find mutual support and opportunities for meaningful living.

LiveWell is proud to support the Dementia Peer Coalition, which focuses on peer support, advocacy, public awareness, community education, and shaping research. Their goal is to ensure that people living with dementia are included in the decisions that affect their lives. Advocacy efforts focus human and disability rights, social justice, reducing stigma, and improving dementia related services.

Dementia Friends Connecticut

Dementia Friends is a global movement that is changing the way people think, act, and talk about dementia. LiveWell is leading this movement throughout Connecticut. By helping everyone in a community understand what dementia is and how it affects people, each of us can make a difference for people touched by dementia.

Dementia Friendly Southington

Southington Connecticut residents, businesses and organizations are coming together to support a grassroots Dementia Friendly Southington where people living with dementia and their families are supported, included and enjoy a good quality of life.

MEMORY CAFÉ NETWORK PROJECT

LiveWell received a Tufts Health Plan Foundation Momentum Fund Grant to increase the number of community-based Memory Cafés in Connecticut and create a network to support and sustain them. Memory Cafés are social gatherings designed to decrease social isolation and loneliness for people living with dementia and their care partners. To learn more contact Project Lead Katy O’Leary at koleary@livewell.org

Education
& cONSULTING

Engage with the LiveWell Institute to assess, adapt and bring practices to dementia care. Through our consulting services, we’ll help your organization achieve new levels of positive outcomes and higher levels of care. Consulting services extend from evaluating the physical design of your dementia care setting to creating work environments that empower staff to excel in care and treatment. To learn more contact Jenna Weiss, Director of Learning          (860)628-3002 or jweiss@livewell.org

Contact Us

Phone| 860-628-9000     Emailinfo@livewell.org     Address|1261 S Main St, Plantsville, CT 06479

Phone| 860-628-9000 

Email | info@livewell.org

Address|1261 S Main St,
Plantsville, CT 06479