Dementia Action Week: What We Got Up To!

Dementia Action Week is the Alzheimer’s Society annual campaign to help raise awareness. Throughout this week, everyone across the UK will take actions to make everyday life better for people living with Dementia. Whether it’s big or small, every action counts.

Here at Home Instead, we have committed to complete our own actions during this awareness week.

Dementia Friends

Our Community Relations Manager, Lucie Williams, has been visiting those local to Abergele to deliver numerous Dementia Friends sessions. We have a couple of staff members who are Dementia Champions, enabling them to deliver the information sessions and create more dementia friends.

As one of our pledges to become ‘Working to Become Dementia Friendly’ was to have all our team Dementia Friends, they have all been wearing their badges in the office throughout the week to promote awareness and spark conversation.  

If you would like to book on to one of the public sessions or arrange one for a group you’re a part of, please get in touch: 01745 772150.

 

Kinmel Bay Memory Café

Every month we hold a Memory Café in the Kinmel Bay Community Library. The group is open to anyone, including those affected by memory problems and their carers.  

As part of the Home Instead national office campaign ‘Songs to Remember’, we took the opportunity to create a new game for those that attend the Memory Café to enjoy.

Game cards were made from the various iconic TV theme tunes that were selected. The idea of the game was to identify and match the TV programme to the theme tune, either by the picture of the title scene or the written name. For those who enjoyed more of a challenge we also had blank sheets where they could guess the tune without any other prompt.

This was thoroughly enjoyed by the group and encouraged conversation through reminiscence.

These monthly meetings take place on the last Monday of the month, 2pm until 4pm. No need to pre-book, simply turn up on the day. Group members have full control over the activities that they engage in, from the likes of guest speakers to playing games.

Everyone is welcome and we’re always open for new people to join in.

Launch of a NEW Friendship Group in Abergele

Working in partnership with another local business, Itaca, we’re launching a new friendship group that is dementia inclusive. These will run on every 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Itaca café and is open for all to attend.

The group is FREE, with refreshments available to purchase.

Don’t miss the official launch- June 20th  20 2018!

Llandudno Memory Walk

Following on for our previous success, we are once again organising the Llandudno Memory Walk to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society. We have already secured support from several businesses who have donated prizes for our raffle which we draw at the end of the walk. All the proceeds of this event go to the Alzheimer’s Society to continue the great work they do for those with dementia.

This year the Memory Walk will take place on Sunday September 9th  2018 at 1.30pm, with registration starting at the Llandudno Lifeboat Station from 12.30pm.

TO REGISTER: Please register and book your places through our Eventbrite page:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/llandudno-memory-walk-2018-tickets-45511064820

For more information and to keep up to date with the latest information, follow the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/198613324280271/

Home Instead are passionate about supporting those living with Dementia to live well. Our community projects help the local area become more dementia inclusive and our CAREGiver training ensures the best quality support can be delivered.

From our office in Abergele, Home Instead are proud to be able to provide personal care and home help for seniors, as well as rewarding careers for their CAREGivers across North Wales; including Abergele, Rhyl, Colwyn Bay, Conwy, Denbigh, Holywell, Llandudno, Ruthin, Prestatyn, Llanrwst and everywhere in between!

To find out more about our services or the vacancies we have, please contact the office on 01745 772150.

Also, keep up to date with what’s going on by visiting our social media pages:

https://www.facebook.com/hiscnorthwales/

https://twitter.com/HISCAbergele