Shadwell as a Dementia Friendly Village


The Village hall at Shadwell hosted an information day on Tuesday 17 May promoting Shadwell as a Dementia Friendly Village. The speakers were Gaynor Hammond, author of “Help! We have Dementia”; Ted Britton, Regional Chaplaincy Advisor for Methodist Homes; Peter Smith, noted for his work with the Tea Cosy memory café at Rothwell; and Tracy Brierley representing the Alzheimer’s Society. Over 50 people who were interested in learning more about dementia attended. The event was organised by Pam Hargreaves and the Shadwell Parish Council. Pam talked about making Shadwell a dementia friendly village and the types of activities that could take place in the village. This included the proposal to open up a volunteer-run café at Shadwell library which would be open to every especially those living with dementia. If anyone is interested in helping at the café or with other dementia friendly activities in the village, please contact Pam on 07761288133. A vote of thanks was given to the team of hard working volunteers who helped set up the event and prepared a delicious buffet lunch from food donated by Waitrose at Meanwood, the Co-op at Chapel Allerton, Morrisons at the Merrion Centre, Cooplands bakery at Slaid Hill and Sainsbury’s at the Moor Allerton Centre.

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