St. Andrew’s United Church, in partnership with the Alzheimer Society Sudbury-Manitoulin North Bay & Districts, has established our place of worship as being a “Blue Umbrella” community. This means that that St. Andrew’s recognizes the challenges faced  people living with dementia and their care partners and is aware of their special needs. 

 What is a dementia-friendly community?

A dementia-friendly community is a community that:

UNDERSTANDS dementia and the challenges that people living with dementia face in their community.

ENCOURAGES the inclusion and independence of people living with dementia.

ASSISTS people living with dementia in the most appropriate and helpful ways.

VALUES and welcomes people living with dementia in their businesses and establishments.