Momentia Milestones

April 2017

Momentia is highlighted at the Alzheimer's Association's Discovery Conference with a presentation on how to start your own dementia-friendly programs.

March 2017

Community partners host a "Momentia in My Neighborhood" meeting for South Snohomish County residents to host their own dementia-friendly programs.

December 2016

The Washington State Dementia Action Collaborative promotes Momentia through their Dementia-Friendly Communities Fact Sheet.

October 2016

Community partner host a "Momentia in My Neighborhood" meeting for West Seattle residents to design their own dementia-friendly programs.

January 2016

yes! magazine highlights the Momentia Movement.

Spring 2015

Public launch of the updated website for showcasing dementia-friendly community events and programs.  Managed by Charlie Reidy and Melinda Franklin.

March 2015

Momentia Seattle Stewardship Team has its first meeting.

January 2014

Members of the Gathering Place early stage enrichment program at Greenwood Senior Center present their anti-stigma project, highlighting their own perspectives on living full and meaningful lives with dementia.  They present their project on the local NPR station as well as at several community events.

January 2014

Momentia New Year's party celebrates "the new dementia story" spreading throughout Seattle.

January 2014

Launch of Momentia Seattle Facebook page.

January 2014

ChangingAging publishes Marigrace Becker's blog post describing Momentia.

December 2013

First public performance of the "Momentia Rap" at Seattle Parks and Recreation Staff Talent Show.

December 2013

Southeast Seattle "Dementia-Friendly Programs" design process begins.  Throughout 2014 this group develops the urban farm volunteer program, drum circle and Momentia at the Royal Room.

Fall 2013

Organizational changes promote the movement.  For example Elderwise creates "Creative Programming Director" position to support community programs; Seattle Parks and Recreation plans for launch of Dementia-Friendly Recreation.

November 2013

Launch of online Momentia Calendar to keep track of the growing number of dementia-friendly programs and events.  Developed by Charlie Reidy, Kavan Peterson and Fisher Qua.

September 2013

First public recognition of "Momentia" as a movement with the Elder Friendly Futures presentation by Marigrace Becker.