Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Rural Oxfordshire
Community Learning Group

Local people wanted to join new community learning group aiming to
transform your village into a dementia-friendly place

When Alison gets up in the morning she isn’t sure who she is or where she is. Roused by a loving voice, guided gently through her breakfast and daily routine, she later goes out for a walk along roads long familiar but hard to place. She is greeted by friendly voices. She is shown across roads and into the local post office. She chats and laughs  - especially if the conversation turns a bit unusual. Alongside her are neighbours who understand what she can do for herself and what she needs help with. She is happy. She is living independently and well with her dementia.

This project, led by Oxfordshire Adult Learning and supported by Guideposts Trust, Age UK Oxfordshire and the Oxfordshire Rural Community Council, aims to bring together local people of all ages and backgrounds to learn from specialists all about living with memory loss and dementia.

The group will explore practical ways in which each of us can make a difference in talking with and supporting people we know with memory problems to enjoy life.  During the six free sessions participants will be supported to share their experiences and together create a local plan to transform their area into a dementia-friendly community.

Resources are available to enable people living with dementia and their carers to attend.
For more information speak to Catharine Arakelian 01865 849768 catharine@newdementiacare.org.uk 

The Oxfordshire Dementia Information Line 
01993 700061

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