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Dementia Action Week in Worthing

Dementia Friendly Worthing has a week of events taking place as part of Dementia Action Week. Starting Tuesday 18th May there are both online and in-person events to choose from. Details of each event are below:

Tuesday 18 May, 2pm – 3.30pm

Open Meeting with Dementia UK Admiral Nurse

Hosted by Lynsey Tran, Dementia Friendly Co-ordinator

This is an open meeting where we welcome Clinics Admiral Nurse, Gary Burnham-Jones to discuss their work in East Sussex and how people living with dementia and their carers can benefit from Dementia Nurses. Everyone welcome

For details of how to book please contact Lynsey on INFO@DEMENTIAFRIENDLYWORTHING.ORG or phone and leave a message on 07903 720208.

Wednesday 19 May,  1.30pm – 3.30pm

First Memory Café since Lockdown

Dementia Friendly Worthing and Guild Care have come together during Dementia Action Week in May to arrange Worthing’s first Memory Café since the lockdown. With most carers and people with dementia now being vaccinated, and with social distancing regulations slightly more relaxed, it was felt the opportunity was right to support the more vulnerable groups within our community with an in-person event.

The Memory Cafe is open to anyone caring for a person with dementia and their loved one whether they have been recently diagnosed, have early onset dementia, or who were diagnosed some years ago. Even if you think you might have dementia and want to find out more about what happens next, you are welcome to attend.

It is essential to book a place with Guild Care on 01903 528635 or by emailing joanne.longhurst@guildcare.org If the uptake is high, places will unfortunately be limited.

Venue: Bradbury Wellbeing Centre, Haviland House, Robin Road, Goring BN12 6FE

Book: 01903 528635

Wednesday 19 May, 10.30am

Join us for a virtual Sing-a-Song and Smile session

Dementia Friendly Worthing has teamed up the Alzheimers Society and Mr Ric Gray for a free Sing-a-Song session for people living with dementia and their carers.

This takes place on the Zoom platform and can be accessed on your computer, tablet and a wide variety of phones.

Please contact Lynsey, Dementia Friendly Worthing Co-ordinator on 07903 720 208 for more details or email: INFO@DEMENTIAFRIENDLYWORTHING.ORG

Friday 21 May

Pop up hub in partnership with Abbeyfield Ferring

Come along and find out about local support and services for those with Dementia. Abbeyfield Ferring is at 50a Ferring Street, and the team will be there from 10am – 1pm. Look for the gazebo!