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Health: Dementia friendly Dover leads the way in Kent

Contributed by editor on Apr 21, 2017 - 04:00 PM

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Dover District Council is welcoming news that it is the first district council in Kent to be officially recognised by Dementia Friendly Kent as a ‘working to become dementia friendly’ organisation.

 



As part of Dover District Council's Later Life project, its Community Services team has been working hard to make the district more dementia friendly.

This includes DDC joining with the Kent Dementia Action Alliance to invite local business and community organisations to come along to specially organised ‘Dementia Friends’ training sessions, which were held at the DDC offices and Deal Town Hall in March.



The council is now working to create a Later Life Address Book. This will be a vintage-style address book, designed to be easy to read, containing details of local businesses and services that have come forward as Dementia Friends, and attended the training sessions.

This local initiative is being run by DDC working with Dementia Friends, part of the Alzheimer’s Society.

A special one day Later Life Celebration Event is being held in Pencester Gardens in Dover on 11 May from 10am to 3pm. The event will be a day to help people celebrate and love later life for all ages.

The event will launch the Later Life Address Book, and will feature a range of live entertainment, refreshments, taster sessions, and a range of information on local activities and services.

For more information on community services, please see the community pages on the DDC website or sign up for latest news with Keep Me Posted.

For more details on Dementia Friendly Kent, please see the Dementia Friendly Kent website.

 

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