Campaign launched for Woodbridge to become a dementia friendly town

Seckford Care, which runs the Seckford Almshouses, is hosting a community meeting on Thursday 26 April, 6pm to 8pm, as part of a new campaign for Woodbridge to become a dementia-friendly town. Businesses, family carers and people living with dementia are encouraged to come along and discuss small changes that can be made to ensure people with dementia feel respected, supported and valued as part of the Woodbridge community.

The launch meeting, to be held at The Seckford Theatre on Burkitt Road, will be hosted by Cathy O’Brien, Deputy Head of Care at the Seckford Almshouses. The dementia-friendly town campaign is part of the Alzheimer’s Society’s national Dementia Friends initiative and is supported by the Mayor of Woodbridge, Councillor Clare Perkins, who will introduce the event. There will be representatives from Alzheimer’s Society, Admiral Nursing, and the East of England Co-op which received the Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Friendly Organisation of the Year award in 2016.

Cathy O’Brien said: “Dementia can leave people feeling isolated or unable to contribute to society, which is why dementia-friendly towns are vital in helping people keep active and live well with dementia. We hope many local people will join us for the launch of this important community campaign.”

The meeting is free to attend and there is no need to book a place. For more information call Cathy at Seckford Care on 01394 386 520. For more information about the Dementia Friends initiative, visit the Alzheimer’s Society website www.alzheimers.org.uk.