Sleaford police and library staff support Dementia Awareness Week

Sleaford Library staff supporting Dementia Awareness Week. EMN-170517-104209001

Sleaford Library staff supporting Dementia Awareness Week. EMN-170517-104209001

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This week is Dementia Awareness Week and yesterday (Tuesday) both Lincolnshire Police and Sleaford Library staff took part in Dementia Friend Sessions making them more aware of dementia and how they can be more supportive to people experiencing the condition in the local community.

On Friday there will be a coffee morning at the library from 10.30am to 12.30pm with a dementia friends session at 1pm for anyone to attend as long as they book in with the library.

Sleaford Dementia Support secretary Bex Mezzo said the group is now a registered charity with the Charity Commission. She said: “This came about because the residents in the Sleaford area have been so very generous with our community group that is now a charity.”

Blanchards Cafe are doing a inflatable obstacle race in September at Newark Showground in aid of the gruop – you can sponsor by going into Blanchards or do it online via https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/sleaforddementimagroup?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Yimbyprojectpage&utm_content=sleaforddementimagroup&utm_campaign=projectpage-share-owner&utm_term=Gwr6ZYp6r

Sleaford Dementia Support activity group meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 1pm to 3pm at St Denys’ Church Rooms in Sleaford - refreshments, games, and a friendly ear.