People living in Peasedown St John and surrounding areas are being given additional opportunities to find out more about dementia this September, thanks to two free information workshops.
Dementia Friendly Peasedown is running the events in partnership with St John’s Church.
The sessions will be held at St John’s Church, Church Road (BA2 8AA) on:
- Wednesday 18th September, 10am
- Wednesday 25th September, 2pm
Nathan Hartley, Project Manager for Dementia Friendly Peasedown, said: “One in four people will be affected by dementia in their lifetimes, especially those diagnosed with clinical anxiety in middle age, which is why it’s important to work with individuals and their families to try and make life much easier for those who have it.
“A recent report made recommendations to the government about the need to continue to raise awareness of dementia, and the work that can be done to make our communities more dementia-friendly.
“Working with St John’s Church we are determined to do just that with these two free public workshops.”
Set up by the Alzheimer’s Society, Dementia Awareness Sessions have been running across the country for many years and focus on improving the quality of life for people living with dementia.
By holding information workshops in towns, villages and cities across the UK, the society’s ambition is to work with people affected by dementia and key partners to develop dementia-friendly communities.
By doing so people will be more aware of and understand more about dementia, and people living with dementia will feel included in their community.
Jane Street, St John’s Church member, added: “We want to meet as many people as possible and make them aware of dementia, and how we as a community can support those who live with it.
“As well as hosting these two dementia information workshops, the church will be working with Dementia Friendly Peasedown on other projects over the next year.”
Any member of the public who would like to find out more about dementia is invited to go along to either workshop. Refreshments will be provided.
Registration is not essential, but to give the organisers an idea of the number of people wanting to attend, email your interest to Nathan Hartley – firstname.lastname@example.org.