Power Lunch on Dementia Friendly Business

Sept. 23, 2020

noon EST



This interactive session explains what dementia is and how being dementia friendly can benefit your organization.


  • Speaker(s): Ashley King & Rachel Neal
  • Date: September 23, 2020
  • Time: 12pm - 1:30pm
  • Location/Room: Halifax Chamber of Commerce, Conference Room

There are 17,000 Nova Scotians living with dementia in the province, many of whom still go to the grocery store, the bank, and spend evenings out with friends at a restaurant - are you doing your part to make your organization dementia friendly?

Person Centred Universe will be hosting this interactive session providing information about what dementia is, how being dementia friendly can be beneficial to your organization and community involvement, and how you can easily implement small changes to make your business dementia friendly.

Join us for this exclusive sneak peak at the upcoming education series starting on September 30, 2020. The Dementia Friendly Ambassador Training is a five-part series of educational modules. The first module will be held in person at the Halifax Chamber of Commerce office. The other four modules will be delivered online using the Zoom platform. FREE for members only!

In partnership with the Halifax Chamber of commerce and with the help of the Nova Scotia Age Friendly Communities Program, we provide a five-part education series to organizations interested in creating an inclusive environment for people living with dementia.

Ashley King

Co-founder @Person Centred Universe

Ashley first became interested in the field of aging when she was providing care to her grandmother at home.

She has fifteen years of experience in community and long-term care. Alongside Person Centred Universe, Ashley is the Executive Director of Loch Lomond Villa in New Brunswick.

Ashley has developed numerous training programs including the use of individualized music therapy, therapeutic activity, and Snoezelen Rooms, among others.

Ashley holds a BA in Gerontology, is a certified educator for the Dementia Understanding the Journey Course, holds a certificate from the NCCDP as a Certified Dementia Practitioner and is certified for Dementia Care Mapping from the trailblazing Bradford University in the UK. She is currently pursuing a Global Executive MBA with a focus in Health & the Life Sciences from the Rotman School of Management

She has previously been a board member of the provincial chapter and national federation of the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada.