The Stable Faith Cowboy Church, located at 12077 N. Broad Street in Brooksville, Florida has been certified Dementia Friendly after conducting dementia awareness and care training for members of its congregation. Pastor David Hope explains, “We are a welcoming church that reaches out to all in our community, including the individuals and families who may be traveling the difficult path of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. We seek to understand and respond to their special needs.”
Church leadership and more than 50 members of the Stable Faith congregation attended an ABC of Dementia workshop on March 17th to earn the certification. Debbie Selsavage, President of Coping with Dementia LLC, who conducted the workshop, says, “We are so pleased to see the Stable Faith Cowboy Church take this step to become a Dementia Friendly institution. There are more than 13,000 families today in Hernando and Citrus Counties living with dementia, and this number is expected to more than double over the next 30 years. Churches like this can play an important role in providing the support, services, and community we will need to respond to this trend.”
Stable Faith Cowboy Church conducts services every Sunday at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m., and on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. Find more information on Facebook, call 352-667-1819, or go to www.stablefaithcowboychurch.com.
Coping with Dementia LLC will provide its ABC of Dementia workshop free of charge to any nonprofit organization, including churches. Call 352-422-3663 to schedule a workshop or for more information.