17 November 2018
Dementia Friends Awareness Session
Dementia-Friendly Parish Council Initiative
One of the many projects we are running with at the moment, not least due to the age-demographic of our Parish, is to become a (more) dementia-friendly and aware organisation in all that we do to serve our community in Romanby.
The Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever nationwide initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia; it aims to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about the condition, and we as a Council, and a community, want to be part of that. Being a Dementia Friend simply means learning more about dementia, putting yourself in the shoes of someone living with the condition, and turning you understanding into action. From visiting someone you know with dementia to being more patient in a shop queue, every action counts.
All of our councillors are completing dementia- awareness training (at no cost) as part of this, and to encourage community involvement we have organised a Dementia Awareness Briefing Session, to which we will be attending, and which will also be open to residents (numbers will be limited due to space, but we will book more sessions if there is demand).
The briefing session is in the New Year (15th January 2019 at 7pm in the Parish Office on Ainderby Road, and you can book your place on it here on our FB page or on our website.
We look forward to working with residents to better help those in our community with these conditions. Please feel free to get in touch if you have questions or want to help. Thank you.
Next parish meeting:
8 January 2019, 7:00pm Parish Office, 76 Ainderby Road