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Become a dementia friend at special event in Alderbury

Tuesday 26 January 2016 at 14:00

Southern Wiltshire Area Board is hosting a special event focusing on dementia taking place in Alderbury Village Hall on 26 January 2016.
Book your place on dementia friends session

Southern Wiltshire has the second highest rates of recorded dementia in Wiltshire and as a result of this the Area Board has made it its theme for 2015/16.

The aim of the event is to bring like-minded people together to look at practical ways communities can support people with dementia. One way you can help is to become a Dementia Friend. Dementia Friends is about learning more about dementia and the small ways you can help. From telling friends about the Dementia Friends programme to visiting someone you know living with dementia, every action counts. To become a Dementia Friend all you need to do is attend a 1 hour information session.

Book your place on one of the Alderbury sessions below. Why not make this your New Year’s resolution?

The event schedule is as follows:
2pm to 3.30pm – Tea party:
The event will start with a reminiscence tea party , where people living with dementia, carers, family members and local residents can enjoy a friendly conversation over a cup of tea whilst sharing memories.

3.30pm to 4.30pm – Dementia Friends Information session (Book your place on this session):
Learn a little more about dementia and some of the small ways you can help those living with dementia, and you can make a huge difference in your community.

4.30pm to 5.15pm – Refreshments and conversation

5.15pm to 6.15pm – Dementia Friends Information session (Book your place on this session):
Repeat of session above, you only need to attend one session.

The event is being supported by the Alzheimer’s Society and they will be on hand to offer support and guidance for families affected by dementia.

Please do get in touch if you require any further information or would like to discuss how you or your organisation might like to work with us to create dementia friendly communities in Southern Wiltshire.

Kind regards


Tom Bray
Community Engagement Manager

Alderbury Village Hall