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Dementia awareness sessions and memory café launched

Posted on Wednesday 11th December 2013 at 10:05 am by SH (Editor)

Patchway Dementia Action Alliance.

Southern Brooks Community Partnership has launched two new initiatives aimed at making Patchway a better place for people with dementia and their carers to live.

Following the launch of the Patchway Dementia Action Alliance in September, monthly dementia awareness sessions are being staged at various venues in the town and a monthly ‘memory café’ is being held at the Casson Centre.

Dementia Awareness Sessions

Come along and get a simple introduction to the issues around dementia, and how you can help. They are enjoyable, interactive, and only last an hour. These sessions are part of Alzheimer’s Society’s national campaign to make a million ‘dementia friends’ by 2015. Be part of this national network!

Dates for your diary:

  • Friday 24th January: 10.30am to 11.30am at Holy Family Church, Southsea road
  • Wednesday 12th February: 1pm to 2pm at the Casson Centre, Rodway Road
  • Tuesday 25th February:  7pm to 8pm at St Chad’s Church, Rodway Road
  • Wednesday 12th March: 7pm to 8pm at Amberley Road Baptist Church

To book your place, call Eleanor on 01454 868 570 or email eleanorfairbrother@southernbrooks.org.uk .

Patchway Memory Café

A social space for people who are worried about their memory, people diagnosed with dementia, and their friends and family. With information about services available and relevant talks plus games, activities, and homemade cake.

If you need help with transport, get in touch with Eleanor (see above).

Third Monday of the month from 2pm to 4pm at the Casson Centre, Rodway Road. Next dates: 16th December, 20th January, 17th February.

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