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Dementia Wellbeing Cafe to be launched in Stratford upon Avon in December

Springfield Mind Dementia Wellbeing

Are you living with dementia?

Dementia cafés are drop-in centres offering a friendly and safe environment, where people living with dementia, and their family and friends, can come to meet others who are in the same boat, have a chat over a cup of coffee, share experiences and information, and learn about support available in their local communities.

Dementia cafés offer sessions with speakers from a range of organisations covering a variety of topics that help to support individuals living with dementia, their spouses, partners or children. The cafés can also provide a range of fun activities including singing and playing games from the past.

Springfield Mind will soon be launching a new Dementia Wellbeing Café in Startford upon Avon to offer support local people living with dementia and their carers.

When:
Saturdays
10:00am – 12.00(noon)
Where:
Stratford Methodist Church
Old Town
Stratford-upon-Avon
CV37 6BG

PROGRAMME for Saturday 5th December 2015:
Doors open at 10am for light refreshments
10:15 Welcome and meet the team
10:30 Presentation – 5 Ways to wellbeing
11:00 Sessions: Carers group / Activities for all
12:00 Close

For more information and other services visit our website: www.springfieldmind.org.uk, or Call our office: 01789 298615

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MP shows his support to a local dementia café

Local MP, Nadhim Zahawi, visited Alcester Café in October, to see for himself how it had increased in number since his last visit, what improvements had been implemented and the vision for dementia care in Alcester.

After talking to various members at the café he sat with founder chairman Carole Zambonini and day care treasurer Margery Pickering to discuss how he could support them and the volunteer day care team with the next step – affordable day care for those with dementia.  The main problem they have is finding a site or suitable premises where day care could be held.

Day care will give carers some time for respite whilst the person with dementia is looked after in a friendly and safe environment. For more information regarding day care or the café contact Carole 01789 488088.

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Waitrose staff in Alcester become Dementia Friends

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Waitrose staff in Alcester joined one of the Warwickshire Dementia Friends Sessions  held in October to find out a little more about dementia and how they could help in their community and their local store.  After the session participants were invited to join members of Alcester Cafe for refreshments.

Alcester Cafe is run by volunteers from the local community and supports people with memory problems, people with dementia, their carers, family and friends. It is a free service and the cafe is open 10.30am-12.30pm Tuesdays and Fridays at Jubilee Hall. off St Faiths Road. For more information about the cafe contact Carole 01789 488088.

Dementia Friends is an initiative led by the Alzheimer’s Society based on the principle that people with dementia can live well with a little help from other people. Becoming a Dementia Friend is about understanding a bit more about dementia and the small things that can help people live well with dementia. You don’t need to already know someone with dementia to become a Dementia Friend.

You can become a Dementia Friend by:

  1. Attending an hour long Dementia Friends Information session. You can book a place by visiting the Dementia Friends website www.dementiafriends.org.uk and searching for a local session, or
  2. Watching a short video on the Dementia Friends’ website www.dementiafriends.org.uk and leaving your details on the site so you can be sent your Dementia Friends badge and Little Book of Friendship, or
  3. Groups may want to hold a group Dementia Friends Information session, perhaps as part of their regular meeting. Sessions last between 45-60 minutes. Please email: dementiapartnership@warwickshire.gov.uk
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