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DEMENTIA AWARENESS EVENT: A DAY AT THE MERL
A drop-in event for Dementia Action Week 2019
This drop-in awareness event is part of The MERL and Reading Museum’s Cultural Commissioning partnership delivering ‘ageing well’ programmes. As part of Dementia Action Week 2019, The Reading Dementia Action Alliance (of which The MERL is a member) is coordinating the event to raise awareness of dementia and increase knowledge of services and support available in our town. Alongside heritage and culture, we will be showcasing singing groups and physical activities and other services on offer to help people to live well with their dementia and support for their carers, families and loved ones.
The event is open to anyone wishing to learn more about dementia, professionals and individuals living with dementia and their carers.
Throughout the day
Quiet Zone with dementia friendly helpers · Companion tour of The MERL (30 mins) · Reminiscence sessions (book on the day) · Gardening sessions with The MERL · Reading Voluntary Action Information hub
10:00 Mayor Deborah Edwards opens the event
10:15 YPWD Choir
10:45 Fun Exercise Class
11:15 Reminiscence sessions
11:15 Dementia Friends session
12:15 Alzheimer’s Society Side by Side service/ life stories
12:45 Bring your own – Picnic in the garden
13:15 Reminiscence sessions
13:15 Dementia Friends Session
2:20 to 3:00 Dance for Health – MERL
3:00pm financial planning and capacity assessments, in support of Lasting Power of Attorney applications – Banyan Care
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