The NE Dementia Friendly community project is a Life Changes Trust funded project to help the north east become a better place to live for people with Dementia.
We want to create Dementia Friendly Community Hubs across the North East of Glasgow so we can deliver a variety of cultural and learning opportunities that are local and within easy access to Dementia sufferers, their carers and their families.
The project builds on activities that are already established, such as Football Memories and Memory Boxes, and introduce a variety of others, based on what people affected by dementia tell them they want to do.
Tea dances and sing-a-longs, with sessions based on participant’s favourite songs and linking to the famous Barrowland dances in the past
- Activity sessions ranging from arts and crafts to sewing and gardening
- Digital sessions to encourage better understanding of technology and social media Local heritage projects, encouraging participants to take part in walks and learn about heritage in their area
- Playlist for Life
- Book groups
- Inter-generational programmes
Activities are delivered directly into local areas either in libraries or community centres.This means that carers have the opportunity to relax and enjoy a book, access I.T. suites or attend support groups which offer respite and an opportunity to mix with their peers.
In addition, carers are offered the opportunity take part in other activities such as adult learning classes or health and fitness sessions.
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