MARINETTE — The Dementia Friendly Community Coalition of Marinette County, an all-volunteer, non-profit coalition, has recognized 50 businesses, organizations and other groups who have volunteered to take part in the Purple Angel Dementia Training provided by the coalition, totaling 432 people so far. In so doing, those trained are creating awareness, and have become well-prepared to more effectively serve those members of the community who struggle with all types of dementia, and their caregivers. Seeing the Purple Angel logo displayed there, tells the community that the business is dementia-friendly.

"With your help, we can make Marinette County a safer, better place for our loved ones with dementia, and their caregivers, one business at a time," said the coalition. 

The training takes 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on time allowed, and is free of charge. If people are interested in becoming a dementia-friendly business or organization, they may call the Dementia Friendly Community Coalition at 715-732-3850.

The following business have completed the training: ADRC Staff; Marinette Co. Worker Program one; Lakeland Care, Inc.; Peshtigo Corral; MCES Staff; Lee's Family Foods; Witt's/Ace Hardware-First; Care Wisconsin; Witt's/Ace Hardware-Second; Taylor House AFH; Marinette Farm & Garden; Nancy J Kallgren Law Office; Pound Adult Family Home one; Pound Adult Family Home two; Brostowitz Family Dentistry; Washington Square Assisted Living; MCES Committee on Aging Board; Marinette Co. Health & Human Services; Care & Share Alzheimer's Support Group; MCES Meal Site-Crivitz, Goodman, Marinette, Niagara, Peshtigo and Wausaukee; Stephenson National Bank & Trust: Marinette, Crivitz Downtown, Crivitz Piggly Wiggly, Menominee, Oconto, Pembine, Wausaukee and Marquette; Farmers & Merchants Bank & Trust: Ludington St., Roosevelt Road and Crivitz; Our Savior's Lutheran Church; ValuCare Center; NWTC-Marinette Nursing Program first; Kiwanis Group; Forward Financial Credit Union: Niagara, Pembine, Marinette and Iron Mountain; Peshtigo National Bank & Trust: Peshtigo, Marinette, Coleman, Gillett and Oconto Falls; NWTC-Marinette Nursing Program second