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June 12, 2024

Good Morning Mesa Chamber, 

Is your business dementia friendly? Did you know Mesa is a Certified Dementia Friendly City? We are encouraging Mesa businesses to become designated Mesa Dementia Friendly, and you can join the others who have already taken this step! 

There is no cost involved. The Mesa Dementia Friendly Task Force provides the 1.5-hour training to your team, and you are asked to sign a very simple checklist and commitment agreement. Bam! Done! Your business is now designated as Dementia Friendly and will be listed on the Mesa Chamber Dementia Friendly page. 

You may ask yourself, why should I become part of this very important movement in our city that will help to rid the stigma of dementia?

  • Caregivers, and their loved ones who are living with dementia, will be more likely to give their business to you if they know they can expect to be working with a team who have a better understanding of this disease.
  • Your business will be listed on the Dementia Friendly Business Designation page of the Mesa Chamber website.
  • Businesses with social consciences are more likely to receive business from like-minded consumers. 

Arizona has the fastest growth rate of dementia. 1 in 10 Arizona adults 65+ have dementia. On average there are 3 caregivers supporting every 1 person with dementia. The math speaks for itself – it truly takes a village to support our dementia community. 

Please join the City of Mesa, the Mesa Chamber of Commerce and Oakwood Creative Care and become designated as a Dementia Friendly Business. To get started, email us at DementiaFriendlyMesa@OakwoodCreativeCare.Org

This work is an extension of the Mesa Chamber Healthcare Committee and is in partnership with the City of Mesa and the Mesa Chamber of Commerce.

Sally Harrison
President & CEO
Mesa Chamber of Commerce