Dementia Action Week – Weybridge DAA

Dementia Action Week - Weybridge Dementia Action Alliance
The Alzheimer’s Society want to educate everyone about the simple actions they can take to help people living with dementia feel more included in their community
Weybridge Dementia Action Alliance

DEMENTIA ACTION WEEK, 20TH – 26TH MAY

How much do you know about the Weybridge Dementia Action Alliance?

No, it’s not a trick question, but we are trying to spread the word. It does take time for a small group to grow but I think I can say that, finally, we are being recognised.

Local businesses such as Brooklands Museum, Handelsbanken, Meadows Ryan Solicitors, Norfolk House Residential Care Home, NatWest, Sunrise Residential Care Home, Waitrose and Wiltshire Farm Foods (based in Brooklands), are all members and fully support the DAA’s aim of making Weybridge a dementia friendly town.

Dementia Action Week is an ideal time for all of us to get involved and show those living with dementia, and their carers, that we are doing something to show our support.

This year the Alzheimer’s Society want to use the Week to educate everyone about the simple actions they can take to help people living with dementia feel more included in their community.

The All Our Yesterdays service will take place in St. James Church on Tuesday 21st May at 2.30pm and, if the service in March is anything to go by, it will be well attended with a party atmosphere in full swing afterwards. Not bad going on tea and cakes !!!

We will also be launching the Arts Society Memory Friendly Trail of Discovery around the church. The trail stops at specific areas of the church, such as the Font, the Pulpit, the Altar and the Organ, and asks for peoples thoughts on remembrances in their lives. More information on this below.

There are other events being planned so please keep an eye on our website www.allaboutweybridge.co.uk/dementia for more information.

Annabelle Yeomans

Dementia Friends

EVENTS IN WEYBRIDGE – DEMENTIA ACTION WEEK

Monday 20th May 2019

1. Scam Awareness, Power of Attorney and the role of the Community Banker at NatWest in Weybridge from 9am – 5pm

2. Memory Friendly Arts Trail at St.James Church Weybridge from 2pm onwards. See below for more information about this event.

3. Drop in sessions at Weybridge Community Centre

Tuesday 21st May 2019

1. Flash Back Cafe at Parklands Manor Care Home, Chertsey at 2.30pm

2. All Our Yesterdays at St.James Church at 2.30pm

3. Senior Cycling – Wheels of Well Being! – See detailed listing below.

4. Drop in sessions at Weybridge Community Centre

5. Weybridge Library Drop In – See below

Wednesday 24th May 2019

1. Weybridge Library Drop In – See below

Thursday 23rd May 2019

1. Dementia Friends Session at Parklands Manor Care Home, Chertsey at 11am

2. Weybridge Library Drop In – See below

Friday 24th May 2019

1. Scam Awareness, Power of Attorney and the role of the Community Banker at NatWest in Weybridge from 9am – 1030am and 3pm to 5pm

2. Talk on Dementia at Norfolk House from 2pm to 4pm

3. Weybridge Library Drop In – See below

Saturday 25th May 2019

1. Weybridge Library Drop In – See below

Stained glass window at Parish Church of St James' Weybridge Surrey

MEMORY FRIENDLY ARTS TRAIL – MONDAY 20TH MAY 2019 , FROM 2PM

No place to go? Need some mental stimulation? Look no further!

Drop in when it suits you and take your time as you follow the trail around our friendly church (St James’ Weybridge).

Discover the history of this Grade ll listed building which was one of the earliest works of John Loughborough Pearson, the architect of Truro Cathedral.

Find the much prized stained glass window by Edward Burne-Jones who worked with William Morris.

Volunteers will be around to welcome everyone, and anyone who needs a helping hand, on the trail as it brings back memories.

Afterwards enjoy a cup of tea and refreshments in the church and socialise.

Address
St James Parish Church
Church Lane
Weybridge
Surrey KT13 8DN

Stained glass window at Parish Church of St James' Weybridge Surrey

SENIOR CYCLING WITH SOCIAL EVENT AFTERWARDS TO REMINISCE – TUESDAY 21ST MAY 2019

Wheels of Well Being!

The Surrey Wheels for All project is an all-inclusive cycling project dedicated to offering people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to experience the benefits of cycling.

We provide a fun and safe environment with a range of adapted cycles such as; trikes, quads, hand cycles and adapted tandems.

The project is run by the National Inclusive Cycling Charity, Cycling Projects & sets out to remove barriers to cycling, especially for people with disabilities.

“Fantastic to see the Home Instead  Senior Care Elmbridge & East Spelthorne cycling team in action at the Woking Sportsbox today & to hear all their stories about when & where they learnt to cycle”

See photos in gallery below.

Surrey Wheels For All

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Time
From 12 noon until 2pm

To Book
This event is being organised by Home Instead Senior Care, Elmbridge

Phone Home Instead on 01932 241 020 ask for Cycling as reference

Address
The Sportsbox,
Egley Road,
Woking,
Surrey GU22 0AF

Drop in to Weybridge Library and find out about our amazing Reminiscence Collection and our Library Direct Service

TAKE A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE AT WEYBRIDGE LIBRARY – TUESDAY 21ST MAY TO SATURDAY 25TH MAY 2019

Information for those living with dementia, and their carers. Drop in and find out about our amazing Reminiscence Collection and our Library Direct Service. 

The Reminiscence Collection moved over to Woking Library in Summer 2018 and is an incredible collection of materials designed to support individuals or groups when dealing with someone with dementia or memory impairment, whether at home or in a care or group setting.

The collection consists of a wide range of materials for use in reminiscence therapy, including books, DVDs, games, flashcards, activities, jigsaws, music and artefacts, all aimed at evoking memories and stimulating discussion and conversation.

As part of the new look collection there are Themed Reminiscence Boxes which are a selection of different items on a specific theme (e.g. Wartime, Family Life and Seaside). They are designed to make it easier for you to choose a selection of items without having to go through the whole catalogue.

A member of the Weybridge Dementia Action Alliance will be there part of the day to help with any queries.

This event is aimed at anyone who is interested in either of these services, this can be individuals or groups. Please pop along and find out more. You ca also view items from the reminiscence collection at Woking and Camberley Libraries.

Address
Weybridge Library
Church Street
Weybridge
Surrey KT13 8DE

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, many local events and activities are suspended or cancelled. Since this can change on a daily basis, please check with the organisers for the current status.

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