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Confronting Dementia event to be held in Amersham on Tue 17th May 2016


On Tuesday 17th May 2016, from 10.00am to 2.00pm, an event is to be held at St Michael & All Angels Church, Sycamore Road, Amersham to raise awareness of dementia and help communities get on the road to becoming dementia friendly.

The event, being held as part of Dementia Awareness Week, is being organised by officers from Chiltern District Council, South Bucks District Council, Bucks County Council, the Chiltern Clinical Commissioning Group, Bucks Fire and Rescue, Thames Valley Police and Trading Standards, with support from the Alzheimers Society and wide range of local community groups.

The event will include a wide range of activities to take part in, information about dementia, what support there is in the area. Refreshments will be donated by Tescos Amersham with proceeds going to the Sycamore Club in Amersham.

The itinerary for the event is as follows :

10.00am Opening by Chairman of Chiltern District Council Cllr Mimi Harker OBE
10.05am Chiltern Music Therapy – the Silver Singers
10.30am GLL (Better) – stretch and flex
11.00am Movement for the Mind
11.30am GLL (Better) – stretch and flex
12.00pm Chiltern Music Therapy – the Silver Singers
12.30pm Alzheimers Society – dementia information training session
12.30pm Movement for the Mind
1.00pm Alzheimers Society – singing for the brain
2.00pm Event closes

This event has spun out of the Chiltern & South Bucks Joint Partnership which this year is focusing on the theme of the ageing population in Bucks.

If the event is successful the Partnership will be holding events elsewhere in the Chiltern and South Bucks areas.

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