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Dementia Awareness events announced

Dementia Awareness events announced

The Braintree District Dementia Action Alliance is busy preparing for a number of public events to mark Dementia Awareness Week (14th-20th May 2017).

The events showcase the commitment across the Braintree District to raise awareness, develop a dementia friendly community and work together to transform the lives of people living with dementia.

A full list of events being held by the Alliance during Dementia Awareness Week can be found below:

  • Essex Libraries will be holding two coffee mornings with entertainment. All are welcome.

Hatfield Peveral Library- Wednesday 17th May from 10.30am -12noon.
Witham Library - Thursday 18th May from 11am -12noon.

  • Become a Dementia Friend at a free information session held by Fusion Lifestyle. No need to book, just turn up!

15th May – Witham Leisure Centre from 3.30-4:30pm

17th May – Braintree Sport and Health Club from 2.30-3.30pm

17th May – Halstead Leisure Centre from 4.30-5.30pm

  • A peer support group will be taking place every 4th Thursday of the month from 2.00- 3.30pm at Braintree Town Hall. These will give people the opportunity to meet with others who understand some of what they are going through and offer a chance to ask questions, get information and share experiences in a safe and supportive environment.

Kryshia Fuller, Community Development Officer at Braintree District Council said:  “Our aim is for the Braintree District to become a dementia-friendly community so we want to give people a greater understanding of what it is like to live with dementia and provide support to people with dementia and their carers. It is important to know that with a little help from the community, people can live well with dementia.”

Church Lane Surgery in Braintree has also recently joined as a member of the Braintree District Dementia Action Alliance.

To join the Braintree District Dementia Action Alliance visit www.dementiaaction.org.uk/join_the_alliance  or call 01376 552525

Find further information about how to become a Dementia Friend or how to become a Dementia Friend Champion at www.dementiafriends.org.uk