Collaboration

Still Caring Lunch Club – July meeting

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On Wednesday July 10th, we continue our lunch club meetings.  This time we will welcome John Nicholson as our speaker.  John is the senior chaplain at Fulbourn Hospital.  If you haven’t met John yet, I encourage you to come along.  John and I have worked together for over a year developing a bereavement programme designed to support individuals who have lost their significant carer.  As you can imagine, this is a particular challenging experience and John has been instrumental in shaping these resources in a pragmatic, holistic way.  John isn’t going to speak about that programme at this lunch instead he wants to speak to carers as a carer himself in a talk he has called Finding your place, your way, your path.  How apropos, don’t you think?

If you’ve not joined us before and would like more information, additional details for the lunch can be found on this website.

Lunch remains £9.  We gather after 12:30 to order our own drinks from the bar and put in our lunch order.  Lunch begins at 1pm.  Please note that bookings for the lunch are essential so numbers can be passed to Hugo at the Six Bells.

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Good to hear from … CAMTAD

camtad logoYesterday at the Still Caring Lunch Club we hosted Frances Dewhurst, the director of CAMTAD which supports individuals with hearing loss.  Frances joined us for lunch and visited with a group of our carers before she gave a very good talk about how we lose our ability to hear, what kind of hearing read more…

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Celebrating collaboration

DCSS Volunteers at Addenbrookes Dementia Awareness Day

Gillian, Sara, Edye, Brian, Julia, Maggie and Barry

Last week, I joined the other volunteers helping to staff the dementia awareness table at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.  This has been an on-going effort to have advice and information available to both hospital staff and visitors about dementia services both in the hospital and in the community.  We had a good selection of community services there last week including Dementia Compass, the Dementia Carers’ Support Service and Alzheimer’s Society along with Sara, Maria and Adrian who organise and support the day.  I have written about the awareness days before, so I won’t go into detail about the impact, instead I’ll just say that it’s really good to have the variety of expertise at the table and lovely to see it benefit the public.

The next dementia awareness days at Addenbrooke’s: 25 July, 12 September and 14 November.

 

 

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