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New Programme for the Friday Friends Dementia Cafe in Bulkington

The Friday Friends Dementia Café at Bulkington are expanding and opening their doors twice a month from January 2018  They will be running their Café on the First and Third Fridays of the month from 1.30pm – 3.30pm and costs just £1 to help cover the costs of refreshments and room hire.

The Café have a new and varied programme of events: talks, entertainment, reminiscence sessions, games, arts and crafts, dancing and sing-a-longs. Please contact us for a programme (details below)

The first event of the new programme is on the 5th January where  the Friday Friends Dementia Café are having a dementia friendly cinema showing of Singing In The Rain where you can sing and dance along with the film or just get up and talk and  walk about with all your friends. There will be a break in the middle, more comforting lighting, popcorn, ice-cream and lots of fun. Just come along and join in.

Friday Friends Dementia Café, Bulkington Village Conference Centre, School Road, Bulkington, Warwickshire, CV12 9JB 

Telephone 024 76 494 356 or email Secfridayfriendsbulkington@gmail.com).  I

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The Big Knitted Christmas Tree project

The Big Knitted Christmas Tree project aims to bring people together and build CommKnity! We need 5,000 knitted squares to create a 17ft Community Christmas Tree to be on display at All Saints Church Emscote in December 2018.  The squares are simple to knit so anyone can join in with the project. More accomplished knitters are welcome to make decorations for the tree.

For more information on the project including knitting instructions, knit and natters and knitting collection points contact All Saints’ Church office, telephone  01926 492073 or email allsaints.emscote@outlook.com or through our Facebook page.Big Knitted Christmas Tree BKCT 2018 - CommuKnity

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Forget Me Not Dementia Café

Forget Me Not Dementia Café at Chase Meadow Community Centre, opens its doors on the last Tuesday of each month from 1pm to 2.30pm. The next cafes are on the 28th November 2017 and 23 January 2018. The cafe provides a friendly and comfortable place for those with memory issues and their carers to meet and chat over a drink and a slice of cake. There are activities for those who want to join in and help and advice on accessing services and support.

 

For more details please call Holly on 07971 221901

Forget Me Not Dementia Café

Chase Meadow Community Centre, Warwick, CV34 6BT

 

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NEW DEMENTIA CAFÉ TO OPEN AT THE MARKET HALL MUSEUM

ReColllections is a new Dementia Café at the Market Hall Museum using museum collections and creative activity to engage and inspire people living with dementia and their carers

 

Join us for object handling, crafts, games, songs and socialising

  • Monday 27th November 2pm – 4pm
  • FREE Tea & Coffee provided Spaces are limited so please call 01926 412500 to book

 

Market Hall Museum Market Place Warwick CV34 4S.For more information contact Claire Hickey, Arts Officer Call: 01926 412355 or Email: clairehickey@warwickshire.gov.uk

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Local Dementia alliance is launched

Local Dementia alliance is launched

October 24, 2017

Local and countywide organisations who work in support of people living with dementia – have come together to form a local alliance in Nuneaton and Bedworth with the aim of creating a more dementia-friendly borough.

The new Nuneaton & Bedworth Dementia Action Alliance was officially launched by Mayor of Nuneaton and Bedworth Councillor Bill Hancox on Friday 6 October at an event attended by representatives from a range of organisations who are showing their support for this new initiative. Organisations represented included Warwickshire County Council, Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, Warwickshire Police and the Alzheimers’ Society

The purpose of the alliance is to focus closely on the issues affecting people living with dementia and their carers, within the borough, and work closely to help co-ordinate the work of agencies and organisations who can provide support.

There are thought to be around 1,700 people living with dementia in Nuneaton & Bedworth, with many more affected by it. By 2025 this figure is predicted to rise to 2,200.

Additionally the alliance is committed to raising public awareness about dementia, It will promote information about how the risk of dementia in later life can be significantly reduced by adopting healthier lifestyles including healthy eating and exercise.

Cllr Bill Hancox, Mayor of Nuneaton and Bedworth said: ”I fully support the launch of the first local Dementia Action Alliance in Warwickshire. I appeal to local businesses and organisations in communities and the public and private sector to get behind this effort and sign up as members. Membership is free.”

The alliance is now seeking to expand its membership and particularly wants to engage local businesses as members. The more groups and organisations that are involved – the bigger the impact on improving the lives of people living with dementia.

Cllr Les Caborn, Warwickshire County Council’s Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Care and Health said: “This initiative has my full support. The new local alliance is a fresh approach that will help service providers to engage closely with local people to meet their specific needs. I welcome the drive to recruit members from local businesses and in fact all groups and organisations in the community. They can all make a difference.”

Anyone wishing to join the Dementia Action Alliance, or for more information should contact Warwickshire County Council’s Localities and Partnerships team on northernareateam@warwickshire.gov.uk

Visit the Warwickshire County Council website for information about living with dementia www.warwickshire.gov.uk/dementia If you have any concerns about dementia please contact your GP.

 

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