Dementia-Inclusive Communities Initiative, & Erasing Boundaries Research Institute. Innovations in social research & programs for dementia inclusive communities, care partner support, and arts access for people living with dementia, their care partners, and communities.


Convening in early summer 2019. We want to connect with individuals, groups, and organizations already committed to building dementia inclusive communities by supporting & discussing different ideas, themes, or challenges within the fields of arts, aging, and livable communities.

Building a Community of Individuals Committed to Change

We can’t do this alone. If you are a person living with dementia, a care partner, or a professional whose work applies to building creative, multigenerational, supportive communities - Join us.

In summer 2019, ECA will host an interdisciplinary convening to discuss continuing the work of co-creating inclusive, intergenerational and creative communities. Check this page for information as we continue through the planning process. In winter 2019, we will begin hosting a community conversation series addressing dementia-inclusion, arts access, healthy communities, and more. The conversation series will be focus on different ideas, themes, or challenges within the fields of arts, aging, and livable communities. Some examples might include the relationship between community arts, fine art, and art therapy; or the formation of a dementia-identity. As this series develops, we will put out calls to invited participants. If you would like to be on a general interest list, please contact us!

The convening is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday June 13, 2019, and will be built from topics that have emerged during the conversation series, as well as insights from the dementia-inclusive art experiences. We will be adding more information about the convening soon, including a save-the-date, calls for proposals, and more. Please join our mailing list to remain up-to-date. If you would like to join us as a volunteer for the convening or planning process, please contact us.

If you are interested in joining our conversational series or in the convening, please fill out the form below. Someone will be in touch with you by the following business day