Costessey makes leaps towards dementia friendly

People enjoying Costessey's Dementia Cafe.

People enjoying Costessey's Dementia Cafe. - Credit: David Gunby.

Evening organised to involve businesses and the public in the movement.

Costessey is hoping to become a dementia friendly area.

However, they can only do this with the support of local businesses and people.

As a result, the team which currently operates Dementia cafes in Costessey is hoping to form a steering board, which will help progress the work further.

As a result, the Dementia Friendly Community of Costessey are holding an information evening for businesses and the people of the local community, to inform and explain how they can get involved in the movement.

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The event will take place on Wednesday, January 25, at 6.30pm at the Orniston Victory Academy.

The Dementia Friendly Community in Costessey said: 'We are holding an evening to bring people together and to show you how easy it is to become part of the movement to help improve the lives of those people living with dementia, but also how this can benefit your business.'

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The evening will include information on how to become a Dementia Friendly Business, as well as how and why Costessey wants to become a Dementia Friendly Community.

Furthermore information sessions about the affects of dementia on sufferers and their carers will be given by Age UK and the Alzeimer's Society.

All businesses and people from doctors to hairdressers to takeaway owners, as well as members of the public, are welcome at the event. Tea, coffee, and refreshments will be provided.

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