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Bus service is available to the ADRC on bus route #9 through Waukesha Metro transit.

Address: 514 Riverview Avenue,
Waukesha WI, 53188
Phone: 262-548-7848
Toll 1-866-677-ADRC
Free: 1-866-677-2372
Fax: 262-896-8273
Email: adrc@waukeshacounty.gov

Business hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm

For information outside of regular business hours please call IMPACT 2-1-1 by dialing: 211 or toll free 1-866-211-3380.

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Dementia Friendly Waukesha County

To create a sustainable Dementia Capable Waukesha County we need to engage communities in the support of persons with dementia and their loved one.



What is a Dementia Friendly Community?

A community where those with dementia will be enabled to live as independently as possible and continue to be engaged in community life. A dementia friendly community is committed to creating a culture that not only supports, but takes the responsibility for ensuring the beneficial outcomes of services for individuals with dementia and their caregivers. A community that is dementia friendly:

  • Is aware of dementia
  • Promotes early detection
  • Creates dementia friendly environments
  • Has the capacity for a crisis response system
  • Has businesses trained to be Dementia Friendly
  • Provides services and support to have individuals with dementia have the highest quality of life

What communities are already Dementia Friendly?

Oconomowoc Dementia Friendly Community Initiative 

Dementia Friendly Pewaukee

Dementia Friendly Elmbrook

Dementia Friendly Menomonee Falls

Dementia Friendly Muskego



How does a community become Dementia Friendly?

The Dementia Care Specialist from the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) and the Community Outreach Coordinator from the Alzheimer’s Association will assist you in the process of creating a Dementia Friendly Community. Utilizing an existing template, guidance is given in the development of a leadership group, training is provided and ongoing communication is facilitated in the development of the dementia friendly coalition and work-groups. If there is interest in having your community become dementia friendly contact the Dementia Care Specialist at (262) 548-7848.

What are some of the components of a Dementia Friendly Community?

  • Community Awareness - Dementia Awareness Presentations
  • Dementia Friendly Business Training
  • Early Detection - Community Memory Screen Events
  • Dementia Caregiver Support Groups
  • Engagement activities for Individuals with Dementia and the Caregivers/Families
    • Memory Cafes
    • Caregiver Intermission
    • SPARK
    • SPARK Air
  • Dementia Crisis Training for First Responders (Police, Fire, Paramedics)
  • Dementia Education in the Schools
  • Dementia Resources

What businesses in Waukesha County are Dementia Friendly trained?

A Dementia Friendly Business is a business that is able to recognize signs of dementia, can communicate effectively with individuals with disabilities, and know how to locate resources and assistance for themselves and for individuals with dementia. The following list of business have been trained to be Dementia Friendly.

Dementia Friendly Businesses in Waukesha County

For more information about Demenita Friendly Communities, or to schedule a dementia awareness presentation, dementia friendly business training or memory screen event, please contact:

Jennifer Harders

Dementia Care Specialist

(262) 548-7848