In light of Essex Dementia Day, Southend Labour are hosting an awesome opportunity for members and their family/friends to learn a bit about Dementia, and become a Dementia Friend.
Dementia Friends is a scheme run by the Alzheimer's Society.
The training only takes about an hour, and includes a wonderful talk from Nancy, who will tell us about the cause. By the end of the session, you will have the proud title of Dementia Friend, and a badge to prove it!
This is a really important opportunity for us to show that we're a Party with heart, who cares about its community and takes active steps to turn that caring into action!
Light refreshments will be provided - you need only bring yourselves, and anyone you think might love to do the training.
Hopefully our fabulous Press Officer, Mike, will be able to get the Echo involved, to spread the news that our Party cares, and to encourage other organisations to care too!
About Dementia Friends:
"A Dementia Friend learns a little bit more about what it's like to live with dementia and then turns that understanding into action - anyone of any age can be a Dementia Friend. Whether you attend a face-to-face Dementia Friends Information Session or watch our online video, Dementia Friends is about learning more about dementia and the small ways you can help. From telling friends about Dementia Friends to visiting someone you know living with dementia, every action counts.
After the Dementia Friends Information Session we would like you to tell us about how you are going to turn your understanding of dementia into a practical action. You don't have to commit to doing something time-consuming. Every action counts.
Dementia Friends actions could include:
- Getting in touch and staying in touch with someone I know living with dementia
- Volunteering for an organisation that helps people with dementia
- Campaigning for change, eg by signing up to Alzheimer’s Society’s campaigns to improve the lives of people with dementia
- Wearing my badge and telling 5 friends about the Dementia Friends initiative
- Carrying out a personal action eg Be more patient when out in my community."
Come along and #dosomethingdifferent for #EssexDementiaDay.
268 Sutton Road
Southend-on-Sea SS2 5ET
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