Residents, organisations and businesses in Fakenham will be asked to help their town become a Dementia Friendly Community at a launch event on Thursday May 26th, at The Prince of Wales Stand, Fakenham Racecourse, starting at 6.30pm.
Age UK Norfolk has been working in partnership with First Focus and a steering committee of local people, offering advice on the practicalities of setting up a Dementia Friendly Community project, and arranging free
dementia awareness training sessions for local people. The event will be compered by George Acheson, a retired GP.
Age UK Norfolk’s Dementia Lead, Jo Mountjoy-Dixon said, 'The aim of Dementia Friendly Community projects is to unite the whole community in raising awareness and increasing the understanding of dementia, so that people living with dementia and their carers are able to access the social life, businesses and amenities in their community and to live independently for longer in their own homes'.
This is the 14th Dementia Friendly Community project to be launched in partnership with Age UK Norfolk.
Anyone can attend the launch to find out more about what a Dementia Friendly Community means and how they can get involved. To receive an invitation, please contact: Joanne Mountjoy-Dixon, Dementia Lead, m. 07796 320 996, e. email@example.com