Seckford Care supports ‘Dementia Action Week’ with awareness-raising event on 20th May

Seckford Care supports ‘Dementia Action Week’ with awareness-raising event on 20th May

Seckford Care is supporting ‘Dementia Action Week’ this week with an event to raise awareness of Dementia and to promote the activities of the Woodbridge Dementia Project in the local community. 

The event will be taking place at The Longshed, Tidemill Way in Woodbridge – at Deben Wharf, along the Riverside – from 2pm to 4pm on Friday 20th May, featuring an Afternoon Tea, a quiz and a raffle, with a variety of prizes to be won.

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Cathy O’Brien, Head of Development and Communities at Seckford Care, and ‘Dementia Friends Champion’, has been involved with the Woodbridge Dementia Project since its launch in 2018, and works with the partnership to help to make Woodbridge a Dementia-friendly town. 

Cathy says:

“Dementia can leave people feeling isolated or unable to contribute to society, which is why Dementia-friendly towns are vital in helping people to keep active and live well with Dementia.

“The Woodbridge Dementia Project has successfully engaged with a number of local businesses and community groups to highlight the national ‘Dementia Friends’ campaign and has gained commitment to work towards its ambition with the Choose Woodbridge team to create a Dementia-friendly community in Woodbridge.”

Now that the pandemic restrictions have enabled various events in Woodbridge to be held to raise awareness of Dementia, Cathy hopes that as many people as possible come along to learn more about Dementia and the important work of the Woodbridge Dementia Project.

‘Dementia Action Week’ is The Alzheimer’s Society’s flagship awareness-raising campaign, which this year is taking place from 16th to 22nd May.

The Woodbridge Dementia Project has planned a wide range of activities, events and awareness-raising opportunities within the local community. 

To contact Cathy O’Brien to discuss Dementia awareness and support, please call 01394 386520.