Dementia Support Northwest is currently operating virtually.

  We are monitoring our email joannc@dementiasupportnw.org,

and are available to communicate via phone.

All left messages will be routed to our staff remotely. 

  We are offering Virtual Support Groups and individual meetings via Zoom! To request an individual meeting please contact us via email or telephone.

https://zoom.us/signup 
You will need to sign up for the free zoom version.

Click this link to watch a video on How to use Zoom:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMUxzrgZvZQ&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2oqDhaOh-Zb7sFyUQc6oGMbDZNa-FL9-tJg60alL5p8IHEvNuBbSjnP4g

Individual Support Sessions can be scheduled by emailing joannc@dementiasupportnw.org

or calling 360-671-3316 (Please leave a detailed message).

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Virtual Caregiver Support Group Guidelines:

These groups will be facilitated by:

Joann Clemo, Executive Director and Support Group Facilitator

                                     Leslie Jackson, Educational Coordinator and Support Group Facilitator                                       

  Betsy Freeman, DSNW Volunteer: Co-Facilitator and Tech Assistance

Glenda McLachlan, Retired RN and Support Group Facilitator

Housekeeping:

Please do not have your person living with dementia present, or within hearing distance of your device during the group. Even if you feel they would not understand or pay attention we must strive to maintain dignity and foster compassion. Emotions and Feelings transcend understanding. Headphones may be helpful.
We are asking your support to keep this a confidential group by signing on in a private space away from third party eyes and ears.
If you require assistance downloading Zoom or utilizing Zoom please email Joann for assistance joannc@dementiasupportnw.org
Computer use is recommended over mobile use.

 Caregiver Support Groups Alternative Virtual Meetings:

Every Thursday at 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Please contact us for meeting information.

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Memory Loss Group Guidelines:

Participants must be currently enrolled in these classes. 

All three groups will meet Virtually over webcam together for an opportunity to stay connected with all of our friends, and sing some tunes like we do in class.

Housekeeping:

Computer use is recommended over mobile use.

If you require assistance downloading Zoom or utilizing Zoom please email Joann for assistance. joannc@dementiasupportnw.org

We encourage availability of your tech talented person near by since this is a new thing.

Memory Loss Staying Connected, Tuesday Talk, Round Table Alternate Virtual Meetings:

Every Wednesday at 11:00 am- 12 pm

Please contact us for meeting information.

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Virtual Art Access Sessions

Dementia Support Northwest offers virtual Art Classes through partnership with the Allied Arts of Whatcom County twice a month for those living with dementia and their caregiver. Materials are provided.

Join us for an art class led by a Dementia 101 Trained Teaching Artist. 

Contact us directly to register at joannc@dementiasupportnw.org

Special thanks to support for this program to Chuckanut Health Foundation!