Dementia Awareness Day – Wednesday 18th May

Dementia Awareness Day

Age Concern Southend are welcoming the community to a Dementia Awareness Day, sponsored by Home Instead.

It is hoped the event will encourage people to take action to improve the lives of people affected by dementia.

Pop along to the Haven Community Hub, Hamlet Court Road on Wednesday 18th May, 1pm-4pm to find out more about what services are available to you and your loved ones locally, supporting people living with dementia, their families and carers.

Over 20 stalls will be on hand to talk about their local services, offer support and give practical advice. Taster classes, demonstrations and various workshops will also run throughout the afternoon, including free health checks, falls prevention advice, carer support services and more.

Elizabeth Smith Community Engagement Manager said, “One in three of us born in the UK today will go on to develop dementia in our lifetime. Statistics suggest, there will be one million people living with dementia by 2025.  At Age Concern Southend we see how Dementia is becoming a pressing concern in our community and we hope to showcase a wide range of activities and information available locally supporting people affected by Dementia. We are very thankful to Home Instead who have sponsored this event.”

It will also be a chance to see inside Age Concern Southend’s specialist Dementia Day Service, ‘Days at the Haven’, tour the facility, find out more about their tailored activity programmes and quality respite care. Guests will also be treated to a performance from their Dementia choir.

Pam Harvey, Day Centre Manager said, “We will be holding tours of our Day Centre, enabling you to see the personalised care we give to your loved ones and all the activities we provide including a sneak peak of our newly acquired virtual reality headsets with Dementia Friendly apps.”


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