Dementia and carers support

Dates for your diary

Over the next few days, we will be updating the community calendar with programming for 2014 for dementiaCOMPASS and others in our community.  Whilst that happens, here are some dates for your to note:

Wednesday 18 December
Festival of Trees, Wesley Church, Short Street

We will meet at 1pm for an informal viewing of the twenty-some Christmas trees decorated by local groups, organisations and companies including read more…

Upcoming events & the community calendar

If you haven’t noticed yet, we have a new interactive community calendar available on our website which is aimed at individuals living with dementia as well as supporting health and social care professionals.  I’d like to draw your attention to some upcoming events that have been recently posted:

Next week, the University Campus Suffolk hosts the Innovations in Dementia conference.  This is a regional event highlighting some of the latest trends and opportunities supporting living well with dementia.  I will be presenting on the skills and techniques we use at dementiaCOMPASS around successful exercise participation for individuals with dementia which is in line with some research and programming happening in Suffolk this summer.  I’m also excited to say that BeneBoost will make its debut there with sample packs offered to all conference participants. Wednesday, 17 July

The following day, we’re looking forward to our d’music’a summer concert.  This is our ninth public concert — Wow! We’ve been singing for three years and we just get better and better.  Join us for our free concert. Thursday, 18 July

In August our activities take a break and we host a series of days out instead.  We’re looking forward to our annual cream tea on the riverboat Georgina when we’ll travel along the River Cam for two hours and enjoy the lovely views from the river. Wednesday, 7 August

We’re welcoming newcomers to our Portals to the World taster session where participants can decide whether they would like to participate in our upcoming Portals course starting in September and lasting nine weeks. Thursday, 15 August

Following that, we’ll gather at the Botanical Gardens in Cambridge for lunch and a wander through the stunning gardens. Wednesday, 21 August.

Additionally, we have added regularly offered support groups happening around Cambridgeshire, so do take a look around the calendar for other opportunities that might interest you.

Hope to see you soon!

 

 

 

 

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Still Caring Lunch Club – June Meeting

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I am looking forward to our next Still Caring lunch meeting on 12 June when we will hear from the director of our local hearing loss campaigning charity — CAMTAD.  Frances Dewhurst will join us for lunch then speak briefly to us about the current understanding of hearing loss and she has kindly agreed to take questions.  If you would like to know about CAMTAD, you can access more information on their website.

This is our fifth lunch meeting and I’ve really enjoyed meeting the carers who have joined us. It’s a lovely group and the feedback I’ve received from attendees has been really read more…

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