The Purple Cities Alliance provides dementia education and training resources that enable community members and organizations to become more dementia friendly.
In 2016, The Purple Cities Alliance made Knoxville the first Dementia Friendly City (“Purple City”) in the U.S. and continues to serve as a model for other communities across the country.
In a Purple City, community members and organizations learn how to 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 who lead this initiative. We rely completely on the kindness of people who give freely of their time and resources to create a community that is prepared to lend a hand to our neighbors with dementia.
We are proud to provide Dementia Education to companies and organizations that would like to continue to make Knoxville dementia friendly. Trainings are FREE and can take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour depending on the requirements of the group.