Dementia Action Alliance

A message from Maggie Martin – Home Instead

I’m creating a Dementia Action Alliance in the Bagshot, Windlesham and Lightwater area, so I’m looking for people who would be interested in being involved.

First Meeting next week 28th February 2pm at The Three Mariners

The first steps are to create a steering group & then start to identify steps we could take to make the three villages more dementia friendly. This is likely to include things like:

–          Information on local dementia services

–          Improved signs

–          Dementia Friendly services at the churches

–          Hairdresser / GP / Dentist appointments at quiet times

–          … anything else we can think of

I’m also planning to run Dementia Friends sessions in the area to help raise awareness in the local community. The sessions were developed by the Alzheimer’s Society & take about 45 minutes to run (they’re free).

 

Would you be interested or can you think of anyone else who would be interested either in joining the steering group or in hosting a Dementia Friends session ? The steering group isn’t going to be a huge commitment – probably just an hour or so a month.

 

Maggie Martin

Home Instead Senior Care
7 Tanners Yard, London Road, Bagshot, Surrey, GU19 5HD

 

Tel: 01276 903106

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