Dementia Awareness Community Event
Posted on May 30 2018
Shildon Dementia Awareness Community Event
‘Shildon Dementia Friendly Partnership’, came together to deliver Shildon's first 'Dementia Awareness Community Event', at the Civic Hall, Shildon on Wednesday 22 May.
The event was supported by a wide range of local and county wide groups and organisations that provide services and support to those who are directly affected or who support someone with Dementia.The Town Mayor, Councillor Luan Deakin, was on hand to welcome attendees to the event and to introduce the aims of the Dementia Partnership in working towards Shildon becoming a Dementia Friendly Town.
Hannah Johnson, Alzheimer Advisor, provided an overview of Dementia, the types, impacts and affects, stressing that the disease is life limiting and impacts each person differently.
Jason Turnough -DCC delivered the main presentation which provided the opportunity for everyone who attended to feed their thoughts into the project, through work done in the discussion groups.The main aim of this project is to raise awareness of dementia across Shildon, to support individuals affected by Dementia, making sure they are at the heart of all planning and ensuring their needs are represented.
This was the first step the partnership have made on Shildon’s journey to become a Dementia Friendly Town.The Shildon Dementia Friendly Partnership would like to thank local residents for attending, the groups and organisations who provided information stalls, the Town Mayor, Councillor Luan Deakin for her support, Shildon Police, local business representatives, who took time out from their work roles to attend the event and last and by no means least, thanks to Alan & Jim AKA the ‘Babe Magnets’ who provided the afternoons entertainment with reminiscing signing which got the feet tapping and everybody singing.
If you would like any further informtion about this event please contact us on 01388 772563
If you would like to become a Dementia Friend please click here