New events for carers of people with dementia in East Sussex
26 February 2019
Unpaid carers who care for people with dementia are invited alongside the person they care for (or on their own) to attend entertaining support and activity groups, in Bexhill, Hailsham and Seaford.
Spring entertainment – 1950s rock ‘n’ roll!
To help mark Dementia Action Week this 20-26 May 2019, we’ve arranged some ’50s Rock ‘n’ Roll musical entertainment at each of our dementia carers groups later this Spring.
Date: 2nd Thursday of each month, 2pm-4pm.
Venue: St James Trust Community Centre, 11 Blatchington Road, Seaford, BN25 2AB.
- 1950s musical entertainment will be on 9th May.
Date: 3rd Wednesday of each month, 2pm-4pm.
Venue: St Michaels and All Angels Community Hall, Glassenbury Drive, Bexhill on Sea, TN40 2NY.
- 1950s musical entertainment will be on 19th June.
Date: 4th Wednesday of the month, 2pm-4pm.
Venue: Day Centre, Bentley Grange, Binder Lane, (off Reef Way), Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 1FA.
- 1950s musical entertainment will be on 22nd May.
Carer in Wealden? Take a look at the Wealden Dementia Action Alliance events and services.
About the Making Memories groups
Each group is facilitated by a Carer Support Worker from Care for the Carers, a charity that supports unpaid carers across East Sussex.
“We know that for many carers looking after someone living with dementia, they are unable to attend our other carers groups because they cannot leave the person they care for alone. We hope that these groups will overcome that barrier by providing a social opportunity that both the carers and the people they care for can enjoy,” says Jo Egan, Director of Services at Care for the Carers.
“The idea is for carers and people living with dementia to have an inclusive and safe space to come together, relax, and socialise in friendly company,” continues Jo.
Carers please note before attending the groups:
- The groups are for carers of people with dementia to attend alongside the person they care for. Carers are also welcome to attend on their own.
- We ask for the carer to be responsible for the person they care for and any toileting needs they may have. Carers will need to stay for the session and not leave the person they care for during the session.
- We also ask that the cared for person be settled and able to engage. If the person being cared for is at a more advanced stage of dementia and is likely to become agitated or is restless, then the group will not be suitable for them.
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