St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church of Inverness certified Dementia Friendly
Inverness, FL., February 5, 2017 – St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, located at 114 N. Osceola Avenue in Inverness, has been certified a Dementia Friendly Church based on completion of training by more than 30 members of its congregation.
The training, consisting of a two-hour workshop in how to better understand and more effectively communicate with individuals living with Alzheimer’s and other diseases that cause dementia, was conducted by Certified Dementia Practitioner Debbie Selsavage, President of the Inverness-based Coping with Dementia LLC.
Pastor Eugene Reuman, the Rector of St. Margaret’s, said, “With dementia becoming more prevalent in our county and throughout the nation, it is incumbent upon us to provide a church that is as understanding and welcoming as possible to these individuals and their families.”
St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, which emphasizes the acceptance of all as children of God, has served the citizens of Citrus County for more than 120 years.