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Cathy Hebert

Nancy Smith Hunnicutt

Nancy Hogan
Project C.A.R.E.Family Consultant - Western North Carolina


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Dementia Friendly WNC

Committed to the well-being of people living with dementia and their families through a welcoming and knowledgeable community.

About Us

Dementia Friendly WNC is a grass roots organization dedicated to creating a community where all members are respected and valued.



Dementia Friendly WNC - Living Well Together

Thanks to all who attended our Feb. 3rd meeting to collaborate and experience our community dementia training program. To expand our ability to raise awareness about dementia, how to interact, and how to help, we are offering Train the trainer sessions to create more instructors that can spread the word and reduce the stigma of dementia:
Upcoming Train the Trainer sessions (FREE but please register):
  1. Thursday March 16th 11:30 am – 3:30 pm at the Woodfin YMCA at 40 N Merrimon Ave #101, Asheville, NC 28804
  2. Wed. April 19th, 2017 12:00 – 4:00 pm at Land of Sky Regional Council   339 New Leicester Hwy. in West Asheville
Please contact Cathy Hebert at cathyhebert87@gmail or 828-712-4811 to register.

The Many Faces of Dementia
Larry Stanley"Riding my bike is the only time I feel like I don't have Alzheimer's. I am going to ride for as long as I can." Larry Stanley


Denise Baker"Every day brings a new adventure. What will I see in a new light? What kindness will a friend or stranger gift me? What can I do to help someone else? The possibilities are endless." Denise Baker


Michelle Goyeau“As a caregiver, I have a much deeper appreciation for the time we have together as a family and I have learned to focus on all that we can do together. It just takes a lot more planning and patience.” Michelle Goyeau


James Hyde“After my diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, I have had to re-create myself. Living out of my heart and less out of my head allows me to live in the now. Living in the now and placing friends and family in my heart takes away some of the burden of Alzheimer’s. Bike riding, walking, hiking and learning pottery create a safe and full life.” James Hyde