NHS North Lincolnshire CCG is supporting national Dementia Awareness Week taking place from 17 to 23 May 2015. Events and activities are taking place across North Lincolnshire throughout the week with the aim of raising awareness of dementia and highlighting the local support on offer to those living with the condition and their families and carers.
The theme of Dementia Awareness Week this year is ‘Life doesn’t end when dementia begins’. This is certainly true in North Lincolnshire, as I hope you will see by the wide range of things going on during the week listed in this bulletin. Many of these are tasters of regular occurring events by established dementia support groups and venues. Have a chat with staff at any of the events to find out more about what goes on throughout the year to support people living with dementia.You can also find out more on the Alzheimer’s Society web site here and also on the North Lincolnshire Council web site here.
Please also visit the CCG’s dedicated web pages for further information about local dementia support, resources and activities. All of the Dementia Awareness Week events detailed in this bulletin can also be found on our website
Finally, we would be grateful if you would help us in our efforts to raise awareness of this important week by sharing this e-flyer with you family, friends and networks. Thank you for your support.
Dementia Awareness Week events and activities are being organised across North Lincolnshire by the Alzheimer’s Society.
Monday 18 May, 1pm-4pm – ‘Music from the musicals’
Scunthorpe Community Wellbeing Hub, Alvingham Road, Scunthorpe DN16 2DP.
1pm – 3pm: ‘Singing for the Brain’ with the Alzheimer’s Society and The Hospital Singers – includes afternoon tea and cake.
3pm – 4pm: Special memory session
Tuesday 19 May, 10.30am-12.30pm – Memory Cafe with sing-a-long
Barton Community Wellbeing Hub, Tofts Road, Barton DN18 5NF.
Also a display of old, local photos will be up all week – all welcome to drop in anytime to browse and have a tea/coffee.
Tuesday 19 May, 10am-12pm – Dementia information stand
Epworth Community Wellbeing Hub, High Street, Epworth DN9 1EP.
A Dementia Adviser from the Alzheimer’s Society will be on hand to provide advice and information and answer any questions about dementia.
Tuesday 19 May, 10am-12pm – Reminiscence Session
Brigg Community Wellbeing Hub, Horstead Avenue, Brigg DN20 8PX.
Session will focus on the 1950s and what people can remember from the decade, as well as looking at some major events of the time e.g. the Queen’s Coronation in 1953.
A themed 1950s display will be up all week for people to drop in to browse.
Wednesday 20 May, 10am-12pm – Dementia stand
Age UK North Lincs, 34a Crosby Road, Scunthorpe, DN15 6SF. (note main entrance is on Wells Street)
A Dementia Adviser from the Alzheimer’s Society will be on hand to provide advice and information and answer any questions about dementia. The cafe will also be open for refreshments.
Friday 22 May, 10am-3pm – Chair-based exercises, reminiscence and bingo
Winterton Community Wellbeing Hub, De Lacy Way, Winterton DN15 9XS.
A Dementia Adviser from the Alzheimer’s Society will also be available 12pm – 3pm for information and advice and to answer questions.
Friday 22 May, 10am-3pm – Active Ageing Taster Sessions
Lindum Street Community Centre, Scunthorpe DN15 6QU.
Try your hand at walking football, archery or table tennis to name but a few. Dementia Friends session and reminiscence session also available. Sessions run throughout the day at various times on a ‘drop-in’ basis. Download the poster for more information.
Saturday 23 May
10:30am – 11:30am – Zoe Zumba
12pm – 2pm – Afternoon tea with music from “It’s the Cameraman”
Both at Brigg Market Place / The Buttercross
Friday 22 May 2015, 2pm-4pm – Scunthorpe’s Memory Service presents ‘The Power of Music’
Great Oaks, Ashby, Scunthorpe DN18 2JX.
An enjoyable afternoon with music from the Togetherness Sing-a-long Group* including songs from the 40’s, 50’s. 60’s and 70’s played by regular pianist, Jo Blackburn. Plus performances from Winterton Community Academy School Choir and displays of musical interventions which can be beneficial for memory changes. Refreshments available.