Dawlish's Dementia Adventure!

Join us for some refreshments and a fun and informative day at the Manor House, challenging the stigma that surrounds dementia with art and music workshops, educational talks and an interactive Omi Table Demonstration having been announced the National Dementia Care Outstanding Product Award 2018.On Saturday 12th October at the Manor House in Dawlish, the Dawlish Dementia ‘Adventure’ takes place. 

This event is open to all – local businesses, residents, and young people are welcome to attend. This is a chance to challenge your perceptions of dementia, to learn about how the arts and music can provide hugely positive experiences and therapy for people with dementia, and to participate in our workshops.Four years ago Dawlish had a visit and presentation from the founder of the Purple Angel Dementia Awareness Campaign, Norman McNamara, several local shops and businesses achieved the Purple Angel Logo award. This Dementia ‘Adventure’ event is the result of careful planning by Mayor of Dawlish, Cllr Alison Foden, and Daniel Goode, registered manager at Home Instead Senior Care. 

Norman will be our keynote speaker opening the Dawlish Dementia ‘Adventure’ open day, and there will be free workshops - meaningful music from music and health group Musica; Tempo Tots – a multigenerational music and rhyme session from local group Roots; and community dementia-awareness training too. Amongst the information stands there will be Horsemanship for Health, the national Join Dementia Research campaign, the Friends of Dawlish Hospital, Assist Teignbridge, and staff from local Sefton Hall, and Home Instead Senior Care. Refreshments will be available on the day, with the kind assistance of Assist Teignbridge.

All are very welcome to attend this Dawlish Dementia ‘Adventure’ open day, which will take place from 10 am to 2 pm at the Manor House on Old Town Street, Dawlish. Any queries or for further information please contact Cllr Alison Foden by email: alison.foden@dawlish.gov.uk .