A packed programme of events has been lined up across Wealden to mark National Dementia Action Week in May.
Dementia Action Week is Alzheimer’s Society’s biggest and longest running awareness campaign which runs from 15-21 May.
To help raise awareness in Wealden, Wealden Dementia Action Alliance (WDAA) has issued a booklet listing activities and special events held in towns and villages starting 11 May until 25 May.
Activities include singing workshops, memory cafes, exercise classes, community lunches and afternoon teas that are open to everyone.
All are designed for people living with dementia and their families and carers. Many of the events are free and some are available at a small cost. Some must be booked in advance while others invite people to turn up on the day.
The Wealden Dementia Action Alliance was set up in May 2016 to help make the district more dementia friendly and raise the awareness amongst residents and businesses.
The booklet is available online at http://www.wealden.gov.uk/dementia and in town council offices, libraries, Wealden District Council offices in Vicarage Field, some local churches and community centres.
The booklet has been funded by Care UK Bowes House and CPJ Field.
To get in contact with the WDAA please email firstname.lastname@example.org or look at our website https://www.wealden.gov.uk/community-and-safety/wealden-dementia-action-alliance/ or Facebook page (Friends of Wealden Dementia Action Alliance)