Dementia project to start in Crowland
Health and wellbeing charity Tonic Health is teaming up with Abbeyview Surgery and community organisation Crowland Cares to deliver new dementia projects in the town.
An introductory open coffee morning has been planned for Thursday, January 31 from 9.30am to 12.30pm at the Royal British Legion Hall and the three organisations would like to invite all those with dementia, their carers and family members, together with any other local organisations or individuals who would be interested to hear more and help shape what dementia services will look like.
Tonic Health chair of trustees Michael Morris said: "Feedback from this event will be used to ensure material and content delivered is what people wish to receive. We currently run a very established and successful dementia programme in Spalding and wish to expand this service to benefit more across the wider area.”
Tonic Health currently delivers a weekly dementia cafe, Movement 4Memory, a dementia day care service, a monthly carers support group and a reminiscence TV and Film Club. These projects are a mixture of Big Lottery and NHS funding. Tonic Health were recently awarded the South Holland Business Award for Supporting the Community. Meanwhile, fellow collaborators Abbeyview Surgery won a national award at the General Practice Awards 2018 held in Westminster recently.
This project will be backed through help and the assistance of members from Crowland Cares who provide the local knowledge and experience required to make new members feel at home in their new group.
The intention is to provide a regular dementia cafe, for people with dementia, their carers and family members to attend, with a view to expand and establish a dementia day care service within a year, subject to demand.
Attendance on the day is free, and will involve a Dementia Friends session, talks and activities for both carers and cared for, all served with plenty of coffee and cake!
If you require any more information, please contact Tonic Health’s dementia coordinator, Joy Hallam, on 01775 725059.