Dementia Week-

This week is the Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Awareness Week,

Wolverhampton City Council is playing its part.

IMG_5708 City CouncilThere are a wide range of activities taking place in Wolverhampton for people living with dementia and their families and carers.

There are three particular events that you can get involved in.

 

The first are special awareness sessions in which you can join the 1.5m nationally who have become Dementia Friends, and are therefore more aware of both the particular needs of people with dementia, and the sort of help and support they could be given to make their lives a little easier.

If you are not already a Dementia Friend, please make time to take part in one of the special 45-minute awareness sessions being held at the Civic Centre in Committee Room 3 on Tuesday 17 May and Thursday 19 May starting at 12.30pm. To reserve your place, please email santosh.kumari@wolverhampton.gov.uk. If you can’t make these sessions, you can also become a Dementia Friend online at www.dementiafriends.org.uk.

 

The second event is Denim for Dementia day on Wednesday – colleagues are encouraged to wear one or more items of denim on the day, and make a £1 donation which will go to the Alzheimer’s Society. This is a very simple wacolleagues are encouraged to wear one or more items of denim on the day, and make a £1 donation which will go to the Alzheimer’s Society. y that people can support Dementia Awareness Week and raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society. If your team would like to take part, please contact Commissioning Officer Santosh Kumari for more details.

Finally, young people from Moreton Community School are coming into the Civic Centre this afternoon (Monday) at 2pm to perform a special Dance for Dementia to kickstart the week’s activities. It will last no more than 15 minutes and take place in the foyer areas, so please keep an eye out for them or pop down and show your appreciation.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Keith Ireland
Managing Director

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