Winchester dementia awareness sessions

Press Release: 17/09/2015

Free sessions aimed at raising awareness of dementia and encouraging people to be ‘Dementia Friends’ are to be held in Winchester.

The Dementia Friends sessions are at the Discovery Centre in Jewry Street, Winchester, on:

  • Wednesday 23 September at 1pm
  • Thursday 22 October at 3.30pm
  •  Saturday 21 November at 9.30am

The sessions are organised by Dementia Friendly Winchester, a local action group comprising organisations, businesses and individuals each committed to making Winchester more dementia-friendly.

Dementia Friends learn about what it is like to live with dementia and will become part of a national initiative helping people living with dementia to feel included in their communities.

Anyone of any age can become a Dementia Friend and, from helping someone to find the right bus to spreading the word about dementia on social media, every action counts.

The hour-long session is run by Dementia Friends Champions - volunteers who have taken the Dementia Friends Champions' training. Participants will learn more about dementia and how they can help to create dementia-friendly communities.

There is no need to book, just turn up to a session. For further information contact dementiafriendlywinch@hotmail.com