New Dementia Friendly Uppermill programme launched for May

PrintDEMENTIA FRIENDLY Uppermill is launching their first ‘SHARED’ programme to help people living with dementia and their partners/family carers.

The dedicated team are working in partnership with experts from local Oldham companies and services to run the programme for six weeks from Tuesday, May 19.

The sessions, from 10am-12.30pm at Saddleworth Golf Club, are designed for 8-10 pairs (spouses, partners, siblings, parents).

The group meets to gather information and share experiences across a range of topics, from learning more about dementia and future planning to keeping fit and communicating well.

Helen Morris, Services Manager of the team, said: “We were delighted by the response and to see how organisations are starting to reach out to residents who are living with dementia.

“It’s great to think we can combine our expertise in dementia with the specialist knowledge of solicitors, fire and police officers, researchers and pharmacists to name but a few, to deliver a rounded information programme.

“It’s fun too with a social lunch and afternoon sessions covering a variety of areas like movement, relaxation, singing, taking part in research and life story work.”

The Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friendly Communities programme focuses on improving inclusion and quality of life for people with dementia.

To guarantee a place on SHARED (Support, Help, Access to Resources and Engagement with Dementia) call 0161 962 4788, write to Alzheimer’s Society, Dunham House, 85-89 Cross Street M33 7HH or email DFCGM@alzheimers.org.uk

The sessions will be held at Saddleworth Golf Club, Ladcastle Road, Saddleworth, Oldham, OL3 6LT and includes lunch.

You can find out more about Alzheimer’s Society on their website alzheimers.org.uk

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