Town aims to become dementia friendly

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Amble’s application to become dementia-friendly has been accepted by the Alzheimer’s Society and the town is well on its way to achieving the status.

As part of the drive, two more dementia-awareness sessions have been arranged.

These are open to anyone – either those who have been to previous sessions or those who have not yet attended and want to learn more about dementia. Anyone attending has the chance to become a Dementia Friend.

The sessions will last around an hour and will take place on Tuesday, September 15, at 5.30pm at the Radcliffe Club, and Thursday, September 17, at 2pm in St Mark’s URC Hall, on Wellwood Street. Further sessions will be arranged.

Visitors and residents will soon see Working To Become Dementia-Friendly signs in some of the town’s shops and businesses, signifying that people have attended an awareness session and are now Dementia Friends. If you would like a session specifically for your group/organisation, call Sue on 01665 711177.