ACT on Alzheimer's

About Us

ACT on Alzheimer's is a volunteer-driven collaboration bringing communities together to create supportive environments for everyone touched by Alzheimer's disease.

Since November 2015, 18 members from various sectors of the Chanhassen community have been meeting monthly as an ACT on Alzheimer's ACTion Team. The following is a snapshot of activities that are currently underway:
  • Develop and implement community education in partnership with Alzheimer’s Association and Eastern Carver County Community Education
  • Host a screening of “Every Minute Counts” in Chanhassen for the general public
  • Plan and implement Dementia Friends in Chanhassen
  • Develop a comprehensive resource guide
  • Explore the idea of a drop-in center for care partners and people living with dementia

November is National Alzheimer's Awareness Month

President Ronald Reagan designated November as National Alzheimer's Awareness Month in 1983. At the time, fewer than 2 million Americans had Alzheimer's; today, the number of people with the disease has soared to nearly 5.4 million. Get involved this month and help raise awareness by attending the following FREE programs offered by the city. Please call 952.227.1125 to register. 

Free Memory Screening
Wednesday, November 8  |  12:30-3pm
His Neighbor Phil
Thursday, November 16  |  4:30-6:30pm
Lunch & Learn: Alzheimer's Education
Friday, November 17  |  12:30pm
Care Patrol
Monday, November 20  |  10-11am
Effective Communication Strategies
Tuesday, November 28  |  1-2:30pm
Become a Dementia Friend!
Tuesday, December 5  |  4-5pm

Bluff Creek Elementary Project Impact - ACT on Alzheimer's

The Chanhassen ACT on Alzheimer's chapter teamed up with students from the Bluff Creek Elementary Project Impact to create an inter-generational art project that would bring awareness to ACT. The project is one of more than 20 local and global service projects being undertaken by 4th and 5th grade students at the school. 

Bluff Creek Elementary kicked off the projects on Thursday, December 8 when Chanhassen ACT representatives spoke with students about their cause. Volunteers were present to help the students with planning the project and the steps needs to make it happen. 

On May 31, a community showcase was hosted to display the accomplishments. Students decorated individual tiles, which were then brought together to form a beautiful collage representing ACT. 

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