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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Dementia friends group is promoted

Paul Jones from the elderly mental health team at Denbighshire social services is promoting the dementia friends group which meets at St Collen’s Community Centre in Llangollen every third Wednesday of the month, from 10am-3pm.

Paul said: “We are tasked with building dementia friendly communities.

“We do this by delivering dementia friends sessions in the hope of educating people and removing the stigma that may come with hearing the word dementia, working one to one with individuals to help them access their community and we also set up and run dementia friendly social groups.

“The groups give people a chance to come and talk in a non-judgmental environment where people affected by dementia can come in confidence.

“Service information is available and there are activities with lunch provided. The groups are very relaxed and are open to everybody as another one of our aims is to limit isolation.”

He added: “We are currently in the process of reaching out to people in Llangollen to let them know of the social groups existence and what it is we are trying to do.

“We have held sessions at fire stations, taxi services and town councils, therefore helping people who have dementia access there town.”


  
St Collens Community Centre 

Regent Street, Llangollen, LL20 8NU 

Non-denominational Group 

Every 3rd Wednesday of the month 10am – 3pm 

£5 to include refreshments and a light lunch 

 

A chance to meet new people 

Massage taster, Games, Reminiscence 

 
An opportunity to meet some of the local services in a friendly, informal setting and gather some information and ask questions. 
 

·       For further information contact  

01824 706469 

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