Mon 21 May – Sunday 27 May is Dementia Awareness Week and we are thinking about those who live with Dementia and those who support them.
Our team at Age UK County Durham are trained in understanding and supporting people who are living with Dementia and their families and carers. Many of our team are Dementia Champions and we train our volunteers to be Dementia Friends.
Come Eat Together is an intergenerational project and we train young people to be Dementia Friends. We help them understand what it is like to live with Dementia and how they, as young people, can help.
We welcome people with Dementia who want company to our Come Eat Together activities. We have many members who have joined the project with a partner who is living with Dementia and have found it provides opportunity to relax and enjoy a meal our together.
Lunch clubs such as our Dine and Dance at Shildon Civic Hall (in the photo above) follow a delicious freshly cooked lunch with 2 hours of live tea dance music; wonderful for those who can perhaps remember to dance or sing along even if their short term memory is fading.
Members also take part in our shopping clubs, Let’s Get Growing activities and our Eat Well Feel Great course. They tell us that Come Eat Together helps them establish a network of support, get useful information and support and know who to contact for further help should it be needed.
Contact us on 0191 374 6577 for more information.