Purple Angel Dementia Awareness Program

A growing number of businesses, organizations and public institutions are training their employees to offer hospitality and support to those with memory loss, cognitive decline, or other symptoms associated with a dementia. These establishments are identified by the Purple Angel decal displayed in the window. Those with a dementia and their care partners are welcome and will be supported at these locations. Please thank the establishments for displaying the Purple Angel. Encourage any agencies you know to become a Purple Angel trained establishment.

Over the years, many local businesses and organizations have become a part of this valuable program. Organizations as diverse as restaurants, banks and credit unions, realtors, school districts, construction and design companies, and churches.

How to Create a Dementia-Friendly Community

  • Provide access to early and accurate diagnosis
  • Deliver educational opportunities to reduce fear and stigma
  • Spread hospitality to all with memory loss and to care partners
  • Offer support and compassion for care partners
  • Recognize dementia as a disability that can be accommodated with patience and kindness
  • Include persons having a dementia and their care partners in planning, presenting, and evaluating programs

If you are interested in Purple Angel Dementia Awareness Training for your business or organization, please contact Mike Rohrkaste, Executive Director, at [email protected].


Purple Angel Trained Businesses and Organizations:

  • Fox Cities Kiwanis
  • Kaukauna Public Library
  • Appleton Police Department
  • Fiduciary Partners Trust Company (Appleton)
  • Volunteer Ombudsman Program – State of Wisconsin Board on Aging and Long Term Care (Wisconsin)
  • Prospera Credit Union
  • Wolf River Community Bank
  • Hortonville Police Department
  • Hortonville Administration
  • Fox West YMCA
  • Rebuilding Together Fox Cities
  • Common Ground
  • Calvary Bible Church
  • Oneida Heights
  • Island Shores
  • YouthGo
  • UW Madison Extension Outagamie County (Appleton)
  • RBC Wealth Management (Appleton)
  • Appleton International Airport (Appleton)
  • St. Joseph’s Food Program (Menasha)
  • Hoffman Planning, Design & Construction, Inc (Appleton)
  • Hooper Law Office (Appleton)
  • Chiropractic Advantage (Appleton)
  • Great Midwest Bank (Chilton)
  • 1000 Islands Environmental Center (Kaukauna)
  • American National Bank (Appleton)
  • Ameriprise Financial (Appleton)
  • Chilton Public Library (Chilton)
  • Endowment Wealth Management (Appleton)
  • Fox Cities Performing Arts Center (Appleton)
  • Hearing Life, Inc (Menasha)
  • J-Dog Junk Removal (Neenah)
  • Keller Williams Fox Cities Realty (Appleton)
  • Northwestern Mutual (Appleton)
  • Senior Helpers (Appleton)
  • Unison Credit Union (Kaukauna)
  • Winch Financial (Appleton)
  • Wolf River Bank (Hortonville)
  • YMCA Fox West (Greenville)
  • YMCA Neenah-Menasha (Neenah)