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At its meeting on Monday, January 11, 2021, the Commission on Disability voted to establish an advisory group to guide the Commission as it works toward making Tyngsborough a “Dementia Friendly” community. The Dementia Friendly Tyngsborough Campaign was launched by the Commission at the end of the 2019 and has featured two events since then focusing on how residents, local businesses, and municipal government staff can work together to make Tyngsborough more livable for residents living with dementia. It is a part of the broader “Dementia Friendly Massachusetts Campaign”. You can learn more about the statewide initiative here.

The Dementia Friendly Tyngsborough Advisory Council shall be tasked with Advising the Commission on Disability on all aspects of the Dementia Friendly Tyngsborough Campaign.  This is an informal working group that shall work in an advisory capacity only.

Membership:

Two Representatives from the Commission on Disability

One Representative from the Council on Aging

Two Residents at Large

Membership Term- Since this is an informal working group aimed at assisting in the development of programs and services aligned with the Dementia Friendly Tyngsborough initiative, terms shall be indefinite or until the advisory council is disbanded by the Commission on Disability.

Specific Tasks:

  • Advise the Commission on Disability on Programming Options
  • Identify Strengths and Weaknesses in terms of livability for individuals living with dementia in the following areas:
    • Municipal Government Services & Programs
    • Local Businesses & Economy
    • Public Safety
    • Open Space & Recreation
  • Assess current service offerings and suggest new or improved services

The group will meet as frequently as necessary and will set their own schedule once members are appointed. Interested residents should send a letter of interest to Colin Loiselle, Director of Administrative Service by email [email protected]