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Could you help make King’s Sutton sports and activities dementia friendly?

January 17th, 2019

Back in October last year, South Northamptonshire Council and Northamptonshire Sport held a “Have a Go” Day at the Millennium Memorial Hall in King’s Sutton to find out from local residents what village activities they wanted to take part in. One thing that came to light on the day was that people living with dementia were struggling to find dementia friendly activities they could take part in. As a result, a free-of-charge Dementia Friends Information Session for King’s Sutton has been organised to take place in April this year. 

A “Dementia Friend” learns a little bit more about what it's like to live with dementia and then turns that understanding into action. This session is aimed specifically at activity leaders, coaches or volunteers who are helping with local sport and activity sessions within King’s Sutton. If you would like to make your sessions dementia friendly and give people with dementia the opportunity to take part in sport and physical activity, this free workshop will help you. 

Each Information Session lasts around one hour to 90 minutes depending on questions. The training looks at the different types of dementia and gives an understanding of how it affects physical and mental abilities, why people react in certain ways, and how to deal with that. Attendees will then become Dementia Friends. 

Cost: Free

Time & date: 10:00-11:30 on Thursday April 4, 2019

Location: Astrop Grange Community Room, Upper Astrop Road, King’s Sutton, Banbury OX17 3PU

More information: Please contact Sarah Harvey on 07834 495841 or use the link below to email her. 

Click here to book a place on the Dementia Friends Information Session. 

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