Dementia Friendly Hayling Island have now created a grand total of 500 Dementia Friends. We are a small group of volunteers offering Dementia Friends sessions to local residents and businesses, sharing ideas to create a dementia friendly environment. For example removing a dark doormat which could look like a black hole to someone living with dementia, which can be very upsetting for them.
Dementia Friendly Hayling Island is holding a network event at the end of this month to work with local services, such as the library service. We have also attended Number 10 Downing Street to represent our community.
The next Dementia Friends sessions are: Friday 23rd February 2pm, Monday 26th February 10am and Monday 5th March 530pm. If you are interested in attending any of these sessions, or would like more information on how to make your business more dementia friendly please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 07555 606917.