Get involved in Plymouth’s Dementia Action Week (20 – 26 May)


A Tea Dance with a Twist on the Hoe and a Dementia Friendly Shopping morning at Drake Circus are just two of the events taking place during this year’s National Dementia Action Week (20 – 26 May).

This year’s theme is inclusion. Over a third of people living with dementia, have reported to the Alzheimer’s Society that they have felt lonely recently and over a third have lost touch with their friends following a diagnosis.

Organisations such as Plymouth City Council, Drake Circus, Moments Café and Hub, Plymouth Citybus etc are taking part in events throughout the week to raise awareness of dementia and to encourage individuals and organisations to take action that will make everyday life better for people affected by dementia.

Ian Sheriff said: “As the chair and founder of the Plymouth Dementia Action Alliance, I am delighted to see the amount of activities for people with dementia and their carers during Dementia Action Week. I would also like to say a big well done to the Dementia Friendly City Coordinator for all her hard work and energy with this.”

Claire Puckey, Dementia Friendly City Coordinator for Plymouth City Council, said: “There are loads of great events taking place this year in Plymouth so if you want to know more about Dementia and how you can help make the city more Dementia Friendly then please do get involved.”

All events are free unless otherwise stated. Events taking place throughout the week include:

DATE EVENT AND VENUE TIME ORGANISERS
Monday 20 May Information stands at Drake Circus Mall (Inside the Cornwall Street entrance) 9am to 6pm Caring for Carers and Livewell Southwest Dementia Advisor Service.

(FREE).

Exploring Dementia workshop at Moments Café and Dementia Hub, New George Street, PL1 1RJ 9.30am to 12.30pm Memory Matters SW. Please note this needs to be booked and costs £32. https://bit.ly/2V8PF5k
Memory Café at Central Library, 167-171 Armada Way PL1 1HZ.

Drop in for reminiscence, arts and crafts, singing or to see a friendly face and have a cuppa.

10am to 12pm Plymouth Libraries Service.

Email: library@plymouth.gov.uk or tel: 01752 305902 for more information.

(FREE).

Assistive technology information stand in Moments Café and Dementia Hub, New George Street, PL1 1RJ. 11.30am to 2.30pm. Deborah Spratley, Alz Store and Moments Café.

(FREE).

Alzheimer’s Society information stand at Plymstock Library, 10 Horn Cross Road PL9 9BU. 1pm – 3.30pm. Alzheimer’s Society and Plymouth Libraries Service.

(FREE).

How to remember things better workshop at Moments Café and Dementia Hub, New George Street, PL1 1RJ. 2pm – 3.30pm Moments Café. Please note this needs to be booked. https://bit.ly/2LCPgZk (FREE).

 

Tuesday 21 May Information stands at Drake Circus.

(Inside the Cornwall Street entrance).

9am to 6pm GA Solicitors and Horizon Counselling.

(FREE).

Happy to Chat advice on local bus services at Moments Café,New George Street , PL1 1RJ. 10am to 12pm Plymouth Citybus and Moments Café (FREE).
Dementia awareness session for retailers at Drake Circus management suite. 10.30am to 12pm Dementia Friendly City Coordinator, Plymouth City Council.
Memory Café at Crownhill Library,Cross Park Road, Plymouth PL6 5AN.

Drop in for reminiscence, arts and crafts, singing or to see a friendly face and have a cuppa.

10am to 11.30am Plymouth Libraries Service

Email: library@plymouth.gov.uk or tel: 01752 305902 for more information.

(FREE).

Wednesday 22 May Plymouth City Council Trading Standards and Wolferstans Solicitors information stands at Drake Circus.

(Inside the Cornwall Street entrance).

9am to 6pm Plymouth City Council Trading Standards and Wolferstans Solicitors.

(FREE).

 Benefits Advice Shop for the elderly at Moments Café and Dementia Hub, New George Street, PL11RJ. 10am to 12pm Jackie Ayres, Age UK Plymouth and Moments Café.

(FREE).

Dementia awareness sessions for retailers at Drake Circus management suite. 4pm to 5.30pm Dementia Friendly City Coordinator,Plymouth City Council.
Thursday 23 May The Filo Project and Livewell Southwest Proud To Care Ambassadors information stands at Drake Circus.

(Inside the Cornwall Street entrance).

9am to 8pm The Filo Project and Livewell Southwest.

(FREE).

Memory Café at Southway Library,35 Southway Drive, Plymouth PL6 6QR.

Drop in for reminiscence, arts and crafts, singing or to see a friendly face and have a cuppa.

10am to 12pm Plymouth Libraries Service.

Email: library@plymouth.gov.uk or tel: 01752 305902 for more information.

(FREE).

Information stand in Moments Café and Dementia Hub, New George Street, PL1 1RJ. 12pm to 2pm Sally York, Bluebird Care and Moments Café.

(FREE).

FREE Public Dementia awareness session in Moments Café and Dementia Hub, New George Street, PL1 1RJ. All Welcome! 2pm to 3pm Plymouth City Council – book via www.dementiafriends.org.uk, or  email: Claire.puckey@plymouth.gov.uk
Dementia awareness sessions for retailers at Drake Circus management suite. 5pm to 6.30pm Dementia Friendly City Coordinator, Plymouth City Council
Friday 24 May Age UK and Livewell Southwest Proud To Care Ambassadors information stands at Drake Circus.

(Inside the Cornwall Street entrance).

9am to 6pm Age UK Plymouth and Livewell Southwest .

(FREE).

Dementia Friendly shopping morning at Drake Circus (bright lights dimmed and loud music turned down plus staff briefed on providing support). 9am to 12pm Drake Circus and Dementia Friendly City Coordinator, Plymouth City Council.

(FREE).

Advice stand about Home Instead’s services supporting people in their own homes, specialist dementia care  services and scam awareness information in Moments Café and Dementia Hub, New George Street, Plymouth PL1 1RJ. 10am to 12pm Heather Searle, Home Instead and Moments Café.

(FREE).

 

Memory Café at St Budeaux Community Centre, Wolseley Road, Plymouth PL5 1UD.

Drop in for reminiscence, arts and crafts, singing or to see a friendly face and have a cuppa.

10am to 12pm Plymouth Libraries Service.

Email: library@plymouth.gov.uk or tel: 01752 305902 for more information.

(FREE).

Activity Day Club at Moments Café and Dementia Hub. 10am to 4pm Memory Matters SW.
Alzheimer’s Society information stand at Plymstock Library, 10 Horn Cross Road, Plymouth PL9 9BU. 1pm to 3.30pm Alzheimer’s Society and Plymouth Libraries Service.

(FREE).

Dementia engagement and empowerment group at Moments Café, New George Street, Plymouth PL1 1RJ. 2.30pm to 3.30pm Moments Café.
Saturday 25 May Alzheimer’s Society and Dementia Friendly Plymouth information stands at Drake Circus. The Dementia Friendly City coordinator will be available all day with information and support.

(Inside the Cornwall Street entrance).

9am to 6pm Dementia Friendly City Coordinator, Plymouth City Council. Contact Claire.puckey@plymouth.gov.uk

(FREE).

Sunday 26 May Nancy Astor Tea Dance With a Twist on Plymouth Hoe, run by Plymouth Dance with live music from the Drat Pack. 1pm to 4pm Plymouth Dance.

(FREE but any donations are welcome).