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Dementia Friendly Lexington Action Team


Amber Lakin – Silver Lexington Senior Living Placement Service, Chair
Candy Pettry – UK Hospital, Eldercare Navigator

David NisbetBusiness Owner, former caregiver, Best Friends Volunteer

Gary Stewart - Psychologist

Mary Crowley-Schmidt – Bluegrass Area Agency on Aging, Assistant Director

Sarah Rowe – The Homeplace at Midway, Community Relations Manager

April Stauffer – Sanders Brown Center on Aging

Susan Neville – Silver Lexington Senior Living Placement Service, Owner

Katie Finnell – Bluegrass ElderLaw, Attorney

Micki Hillgen - Caregiver

Kristy Stambaugh – LFUCG, Aging & Disability Services Director

Carla Guthrie - Best Friends Trainer

Jamie Gitzinger – Family Practice Healthcare Manager

Jaz Chalan - Gerontologist

Lindsay Medley - LFUCG Social Worker



In loving memory of Virginia Bell, whose unwavering dedication and passion were the driving force behind our mission. She remained an active contributor to our cause until her remarkable journey of life reached its centennial milestone in 2023. Her dream lives on in our continued efforts to make Lexington more dementia-friendly.

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