Dementia Friendly Nahant brings the national Dementia Friendly America model to the local level. Nahant has an aging population, with an estimated 102 people experiencing some form of dementia and an estimated 168 people often family members caring for them, impacting nearly 8% of Nahant' s population . As the population continues to age, this percentage will continue to rise. The Dementia Friendly Nahant enlists the services of the Library, the Council on Aging, the Nahant Village Church, and Greater Lynn Senior Services to provide materials, services, and programs for people with dementia and their caregivers, as well as offer information from the National Library of Medicine for the 125. We hope to create meaningful experiences and decrease feelings of isolation in affected families while increasing understanding in the Nahant community.
Nahant Public Library