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Dementia Action Week events

PUBLISHED: 10:35 22 May 2018

Supporters take part in seated Zumba for Dementia Action Week, organised by the Norwich City Dementia Action Alliance at the Castle Mall. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Supporters take part in seated Zumba for Dementia Action Week, organised by the Norwich City Dementia Action Alliance at the Castle Mall. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Copyright: Archant 2018

Take action this week and make time to visit one of the events planned for Dementia Action Week in Norfolk.

All week

Slow Theatre Company exhibition at Wymondham Library

A successful exhibition of work that was created by the Slow Theatre Company and users of the Wymondham Dementia Support Group Pabulum Cafe will be returning to Wymondham Library for Dementia Action Week.

The project highlighted the life of local carers of people living with dementia and culminated in a large exhibition at the Millennium Library last year, and included a sculpture of two large hands, covered in 18,000 forget-me-not flowers, representing every person that lived with dementia at that time.

Alongside this, there will be diary entries from carers and people living with dementia, art works by members of the Pabulum Cafe and a poetry reading by cafe poetry club members.

On May 25 at 12.15pm, the 18,000 flowers from this sculpture will be dismantled and made into pins, to sell for a recommended donation of £1, all towards local Admiral Nurses.

Tuesday, May 22

Norwich City Dementia Action Alliance

Level 1, Kastle Kids Unit (opposite Pound World),

Castle Mall, Norwich

Chair-based activities and a health check from Riverside Leisure Centre, a taster session from Marion Road Day Centre, Zumba (1-1.30pm), dementia books and literature from the Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library.

Dementia Friends Information Session

The Meeting Room, St Andrew’s Church, Holt, 5-6pm

This free session is being offered by Dementia Champion Eleanor Sidgwick.

Contact her if you would like to attend on 01263 710617.

www.holtdementiasupport.

org.uk

Wednesday, May 23

Norwich City Dementia Action Alliance

Level 1, Kastle Kids Unit (opposite Pound World), Castle Mall, Norwich

Drop-in to talk to the Admiral Nurses and a reminiscence display by Memory Joggers.

Great Yarmouth Dementia Action Alliance

Meet the new chairman, Harry Woods, as he hosts a fundraising coffee morning at the Parish Church Hall in Caister-on-Sea from 10am-12.30pm.

Thursday, May 24

Norwich City Dementia Action Alliance

Level 1, Kastle Kids Unit (opposite Pound World), Castle Mall, Norwich

Chair-based activities and a health check from Riverside Leisure Centre, dementia books and literature from the Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library, dementia communication workshop delivered by Age UK Norwich, from 11am and 2pm.

Friday, May 25

Films with Friends, £5

Shotesham Trinity Hall, Trinity Hospital, The Street, Shotesham, NR15 1YW

Enjoy watching The Savages and take part in a free Dementia Friends information session, with free refreshments provided by East of England Co-op. Organised by South Norfolk Dementia Action Alliance.

For more details visit www.creativeartseast.co.uk


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