The Purple Cities Alliance has made Knoxville the first Dementia Friendly City (“Purple City”) in the U.S. and continue to serve as a model for other communities across the country.
In a Purple City, community members and organizations execute specific steps to learn about dementia and help those with dementia feel safer and better cared for in our community. The Purple Cities Alliance is a team of local volunteers, practitioners, and community leaders leading this initiative. The Purple Cities Alliance provides dementia education and training resources that enable community members and organizations to become more dementia friendly.
The Purple Cities Alliance is encouraging all Knoxville and Knox County citizens and organizations to join us in the journey toward making Knoxville a Purple City. Together, we will make Knoxville one of the first Purple Cities in the U.S. and serve as a model for other communities across the country.