Purple Cities Alliance


pcWhat is the Purple Cities Alliance?

The Purple Cities Alliance is a team of local volunteers, practitioners, and community leaders leading the mission to help community members and businesses learn to help those with dementia feel safer as well as provide dementia education and training resource that enable community members and organizations to become more dementia friendly.

What is Dementia?     

Dementia is as defined by the Mayo Clinic, is not a specific disease. Instead, dementia describes a group of symptoms affecting memory, thinking and social abilities severely enough to interfere with daily functioning. Dementia indicates problems with at least two brain functions, such as memory loss and impaired judgment or language, and the inability to perform some daily activities.

How can you get involved?

On May 11th at 1:00 on Market Square the Purple Cities Alliance is having a Kick-Off Event. This event will proclaim Knoxville and Knox County as the first, official Dementia friendly community in the U.S. patterned after the European initiative. You will hear from Dr. Monica Crane of Cole Neuroscience Center and hear the personal family story of Assistant Coach of the Lady Vols, Kyra Elzy. City and County representatives will also be present. Make sure to wear purple and come show your support. You can also visit the Purple Cities website and sign up your business to receive training and participate in this wonderful cause.

Senior Financial Group is proud to be a support organization for this wonderful cause. We here at SFG believe in the importance of educating everyone on how to respond to a person in crisis. To learn more about the Purple Cities Alliance visit their website or their Facebook page. We hope to see everyone out at the Kick-Off event. Don’t forget your purple!

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