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East Grinstead Dementia Action Alliance Wellbeing Day

29 September 2017

The EGDAA will be attending a wellbeing day aimed at persons over 55 on Friday 20th October between 10am – 3pm at Chequer Mead Arts and Community Centre on De La Warr Road, East Grinstead.

The day has been organised by the Mid Sussex Wellbeing team and is aimed at providing information to older residents about staying fit and well later in life. There are free health checks and assessments and people to talk to about services available.   One area where people can be affected as they get older is dementia and the EGDAA will be at the event to help raise awareness.

The East Grinstead Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) aims to make East Grinstead a Dementia Friendly Community so that we are able to help those diagnosed to live well for as long as possible.

Dementia affects over 2,000 people aged over 65 in the Mid Sussex area,  That is about 1:15 of people over 65 years of age.   Two thirds of people with dementia live at home and we are keen to ensure that while they can live at home they have as independent a life as possible.  This means that where we can make small differences in our approach to people as customers, patients, fellow public transport users, someone queuing in a shop we should. A little patience and understanding goes a long way.

Come along and talk to the DAA at the event, we can tell you where groups meet to help support people with dementia and people who have loved ones with dementia. We can tell you how your business can help support people with dementia and how you can help to spread the word.    We can arrange free sessions on dementia awareness for your group, family or friends.

You can find out more by contacting the East Grinstead DAA at the event or at the following website  http://www.eastgrinstead.gov.uk/projects/dementia-friendly-east-grinstead/

Dementia events in Haywards Heath

The following dementia events being organised in Haywards Heath but open to all.

Services available outside East Grinstead – Dementia Appliance Haywards Heath

Services available outside East Grinstead – Memory Cafe Haywards Heath

Melody for the Mind

18 September 2017

A guide for MPs and councillors to create dementia-friendly communities in England

6 September 2017

East Grinstead Dementia Action Alliance

27 April 2017

A new leaflet is available to signpost services for persons with Dementia in East Grinstead.

The leaflet can be downloaded below, will be available at various outlets in the town and will be given out at the May Fair on Monday 1st May.

Download the full leaflet here

Dementia Friendly Pool Party

2 September 2016