WEST RAINTON AND LEAMSIDE NAMED DEMENTIA FRIENDLY COMMUNITY OF THE YEAR

14th Jan 2020

West Rainton and Leamside have been named Dementia Friendly Community of the Year at the National Dementia Friendly Awards ran by the Alzheimer’s Society.

The award accepted at a prestigious ceremony in London celebrates a community that is leading the way in taking action to ensure that people affected by dementia feel included in society. Volunteers from the community got the initiative off the ground in 2018 and it has just grown since with over 135 new dementia friends, an annual dementia friendly domino tournament and a dementia friendly joint nativity involving children from the primary school and residents from the care home.

The initiative continues to raise awareness of dementia and organises monthly activity sessions, memory cafes and hosts regular dementia friends drop in sessions. For more information find the group on facebook @WRLDementia or on their website

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