Dementia Meeting Centres Open
Published on 30 June 2021 09:32 AM
Dementia Meeting Centres now open
Age UK Worcester and Malvern Hills are pleased to announce the launch of their Dementia Meeting Centres; with taster sessions that ran on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday last week.
The Centres will continue to run throughout the week:
- Mondays at Bank House, Worcester
- Tuesdays and Wednesdays at St. Matthias’ Church, Malvern Link
- Thursdays at Dines Green Community Den, Worcester
- Fridays at Nora Parsons Centre, Wichenford
All of the centres will be open weekly, 10am - 3pm. There will be a charge of £25 for the day, payable a month in advance, carers go free which will include refreshments. Members will need to bring their own packed lunch.
Living with Dementia brings many challenges including loneliness and isolation. Our new Dementia Meeting Centres will help people with suspected and / or confirmed diagnosis, this will help their Carers stay connected and continue to do the things that they enjoy.
Kirsty Hughes, Dementia Meeting Centre Manager for Age UK WMH says, “There are over 12,400 people living with Dementia across Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We understand the importance of companionship, enjoyment and maintaining links to the outside world, which is why we have partnered with Worcester University to provide this support”.
The Meeting Centres will have trained staff and skilled volunteers present to assist members with activities, provide a listening ear and information and advice to carers. Activities will be tailored to the hobbies and interests of the members; from music, exercise, arts and crafts to days out. Family or carers will be very welcome to join in and Information & Advice staff will be on hand to give them specialist advice or to sign post them to other local and specialist support organisations such as the County’s Dementia Wellbeing Service.
Looking for more dementia services?
Join us from the comfort of your own home. Specifically designed for people living with mild to moderate dementia, attendees will have the opportunity to try different stimulating and meaningful activities; proven to maintain memory and mental functioning.
We are here to help you. Visit our contact us page to find all the ways you can get in touch with Age UK Worcester & Malvern Hills.
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