A programme of Dementia friendly events and activities have been organised in Colchester, to mark the start of Dementia Action Week.
Dementia Action Week is a national campaign organised by Alzheimer’s Society UK running from 16 – 22 May 2022.
There are a range of activities that have been organised locally by Colchester Dementia Alliance and its members, One Colchester Group, Colchester Borough Council, Community 360 and Age Well East.
Whether you are living with or caring for a person with dementia, or simply want to learn more, there are a range of activities and information sessions though the week. Spaces are limited on some activities, so advance booking is recommended.
Lucie Breadman, Colchester Borough Council Assistant Director for Communities said: “We recognise the life changing impact that dementia has on families and wider communities. Dementia Awareness Week shines a light on this. The activities and events organised by partners gives an outlet for those affected to access advice and guidance. I would encourage anyone impacted to reach out to the support available.”
Activities running across the week include a Dementia Tea Dance, walking football and an information drop in event.
Future dates include:
Dementia Tea Dance: Tuesday 17 May, 11am to 2pm at Orchard Baptist Church, Mersea Rd, Colchester: Booking required: https://www.community360.org.uk/dementia-awareness-week-tea-dance/
Walking Football: Wednesday 18 May, 12-2pm, Shrub End Community Sports Centre.
Other local organisations, groups and links:
Age Well East: www.agewelleast.org.uk
Arrange of Dementia- friendly activities, including Dementia Café at orchard Baptist Church, every Tuesday, 10am- 2pm.
Dementia Café at C3 Church, Abbey Fields: Every 2 Tuesday of the month. 10am to 2pm
Wivenhoe Dementia group (Friendly café: for more information: email@example.com
Community 360: information on activities, Seasonal Seniors’ café: www.community360.org.uk
Wivenhoe Friendly Club and Cafe- dementia friendly
Dancing with Dementia:
Dancing With Dementia (dancenetworkassociation.org.uk)
Colchester Borough Council Community Enabling Team: firstname.lastname@example.org
Page last reviewed: 16 May 2022