Woodbridge Dementia Project celebrates progress with local businesses and the Mayor of Woodbridge

Woodbridge businesses came together on Thursday 29 November at an event to celebrate their engagement with the Woodbridge Dementia Project which aims to make Woodbridge a dementia friendly town.

Certificates were presented by Mayor of Woodbridge David Mortimer, recognising the engagement each business has made with the Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends initiative having held information sessions to gain a better understanding and awareness of dementia. Each business was also given a sticker to display in their storefronts.

Woodbridge Dementia Project was launched in April 2018 by the Seckford Foundation in partnership with a coalition of organisations in and around Woodbridge including Gotlee Solicitors, Home Instead, Suffolk Coastal District Council and the East of England Co-op. Representatives of the steering group were present to recognise the contribution of Woodbridge Library, Woodbridge Job Centre, Woodbridge Rotary Club, John Ives Footwear, Rendlesham Parish Council, Boardwalk Café, Barretts, G & K (formerly known as Gobbit and Kirby) and Riverside Theatre to the Project.

Sarah Kopferschmitt, Head of Care at Seckford Care, said: “We were proud to see the local business community in Woodbridge engage so enthusiastically with the Project. We sincerely hope many more businesses will sign up to become Dementia Friends in order to spread the great work of the Woodbridge Dementia Project in making Woodbridge a dementia friendly community.”