LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Colorado-based WellAge Senior Living has joined major industry senior living providers in becoming a member of an international coalition that wants people to rethink how dementia care can be provided. The international coalition, Reimagining Dementia: A Creative Coalition for Justice, is focused on encouraging those that provide dementia care services to incorporate the arts, theater, music, movement, improvisation and performance as an innovative way to challenge the stigma and stereotypes of dementia.
Founded in 2020, the coalition spans 33 countries and counts among its members people living with dementia, dementia activists and allies, health professionals, senior living providers, advocates, academics, artists and policymakers.
During World Alzheimer’s Month in September, WellAge will join the Coalition’s “Taking It To The Street Campaign” in hosting events and activities at its senior living communities to challenge the stereotypes and stigmas surrounding dementia and raise awareness about the inequities individuals living with Alzheimer’s and dementia face.
In joining the Coalition, WellAge joins other major industry providers in the United States, including Aegis Living, Anthem Memory Care, The Arbor Company, Baptist Village Retirement Communities, Belmont Village Senior Living, Brookdale Senior Living, Claiborne Senior Living, Discovery Senior Living, Ebenezer, Ecumen, Glen Park Assisted Living, Merrill Gardens, Pacifica Senior Living, The Pines at Davidson, Silverado, Sunrise Senior Living, Vivage Senior Living and Wesley Enhanced Living.
About WellAge Senior Living
Formed in 2015, WellAge is a sister company of Vivage Senior Living, based in Colorado. For three decades, the founders of Vivage and WellAge – President and CEO Jay Moskowitz and CFO John Brammeier – have been innovators and influencers in senior living and health care throughout the western United States. Today, WellAge provides lifestyle communities with wellness programs and services that support seniors in independent living, assisted living, and memory care.