Event for Alzheimer’s/Dementia Sufferers and Their Carers Organised
Downpatrick, Rowallane and Slieve Croob District Electoral Area (DEA) Forums, in association with the local branch of the Alzheimer’s Society, has organised an event those people suffering from dementia and their carers. The ‘Caring and Connecting’ event will take place on Thursday, 23 May, from 10.30am-12.30pm, in Clough Presbyterian Church Hall.
The event, which is taking place during Dementia Action Week (20-26 May) aims to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s/dementia and has been organised to allow carers, as well as those living with the conditions, to meet, share experiences and have an opportunity to talk and connect with people who understand what they are going through.
There will be a variety of activities on the day, in addition to the Alzheimer’s Society team providing support and advice. The event will have a relaxed atmosphere, with soothing music from Country Harmony, to ensure that all attendees feel comfortable and secure in a novel environment. Activities include pamper sessions with hand massage or nail painting, arts and crafts and a ‘quiet room’ where old stories and fables will be related.
Down County Museum’s Community Education Manager will also be in attendance bringing old photographs and artefacts from days gone by to stimulate conversations and assist the reminiscence process.
The event is free and open to anyone who think they would benefit from attending. Booking is essential as tea/coffee and scones will be provided upon arrival.
You can secure your attendance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or telephoning 028 9756 4687. Transportation can also be organised if required by telephoning 028 9756 4113 on/before Friday, 17 May 2019.Back