Dementia Friends Drop-in sessions at The Old Library Prestatyn

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We are really excited to be meeting today 8th February 2017 to discuss starting weekly drop-in sessions for people living with Dementia in Prestatyn and surrounding area’s. We aim to start these within a couple of weeks.
They will be facilitated by specialist support staff, with the assistance of the dementia champion and other volunteers at Artisans Collective CIC at the Old Library Prestatyn.
To be honest we are not 100% sure what format these sessions will be in, but we will go with the flow and react to what the participants want to do.
Over the past 3 or 4 years we have gained experience of running events and groups and consider the best way to be successful is to let the attendees select the agenda and then for us to facilitate that. It is going to be a huge learning experience for us all.
This project has been assisted by support and funding from i61, Dvsc Denbighshire, Dyserth WI, Prestatyn Parish Church and some personal donations.

New Dementia Champions and awareness sessions in Prestatyn

2017 has got off to a good start for our Dementia Friends champions in Prestatyn.

Dementia championsWith awareness sessions held for NEWCIS at North Wales Bowling Centre conducted by North Wales Police PCSO Laura. With assistance from Sue of Prestatyn Town Council and Lucie from Home Instead.

At the same time Steve from Artisans Collective CIC was undergoing his Champions training at Abergele.

Later in the afternoon Artisans Collective held a local champions drop-in session at the Old Library in Prestatyn. This enabled a great exchange of idea’s for further development of our Dementia Friendly Community.

Later that evening Pete gave a presentation to Prestatyn Business Forum. Encouraging shop and business owners and staff to become Dementia friends.

We are in the final stages of setting up regular dementia friends engagement events at The Old Library on Nant Hall Road in Prestatyn.

This is achievable due to kind funding from i61 Church, and ICF funding via DVSC, with contributions from the Dyserth W.I.  Plus some very kind private donations.

Steve is ready, willing and prepared to deliver Dementia friends awareness sessions. Therefore we can cater for smaller sessions to be held at The Old Library on a regular basis.

During these friendly and interactive Sessions. You will increase your understanding of dementia, and think about the small things that you can do to make a difference to people affected by dementia in our community.

Anyone of any age can be a Dementia Friend – we want school children and young people to be involved, as well as older people.

You don’t need any previous experience or knowledge of dementia to be a Dementia Friend. You do need to want to know a little bit more about what it’s like to live with dementia and then turn that understanding into something that could make a difference to people with dementia living in Prestatyn

Please join us. Because, together, we can make Prestatyn an even more dementia friendly community.