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Dementia Action Week 20th – 26th May

Dementia Action Week (20 – 26 May 2019) unites people, workplaces, schools and communities to take action and improve the lives of people living with dementia.

Events will be taking place up and down the country for Dementia Action Week. From music festivals to information stands, there’s something for everyone and we all have a role to play in helping to build dementia-friendly communities.

Keynsham and Saltford Dementia Action Alliance have arranged the following events:

Tuesday 21st May

K&SDAA will have staff at the Keynsham Scout Hut between 10.00 and 14.00

Two separate Dementia Friends sessions taking place at St Dunstan’s Church Hall.  One at 14.30-15.30 and the other one 19.30-20.30.

Thursday 23rd May

Usual Music for the Mind session from 10.30 – 12.15 at St Dunstan’s Church Hall

Saturday 25th May. 

K&SDAA will have a stand at Keynsham Library during the morning where more information on how we are trying to help the local community and the activities.

 

More information on Dementia Action Week can also be found on the Alzheimer’s Society website here.

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Local Services booklet

We are the Keynsham and Saltford Dementia Action Alliance, a registered charity concerned with making Keynsham, Saltford and the surrounding areas a dementia friendly place to live.

As part of our work, in conjunction with the Bath and North East Somerset Dementia Action Alliance, we have helped to create a booklet developed to help people living with dementia and their carers. The booklet contains a list of all the services for those living with dementia in the Bath and North East Somerset area. An online version of the booklet can be found here.

If would like a hard copy, please get in contact and we can arrange for one to be sent out/provided.

If you are not already a member of our organisation and would like to join  please get in touch, its free and we can help make your organisation more dementia friendly.

Thank you for continuing to help us to make Keynsham, Saltford and the surrounding areas dementia friendly.

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Next Dementia Friendly Cinema Screening

Little Theatre Bath are very pleased to be continuing their new regular Dementia Friendly screenings in Bath and would love your help in spreading the word to people living with Dementia and their family, friends and carers. The next screening will take place on Mon 1st April – 11.00 am with a screening of The African Queen.

The Dementia Friendly Screenings aim to provide a fun and inclusive experience, enable people with dementia and their carers to attend the cinema in a safe and comfortable environment, and give them the chance to get out and socialise with people from the local community and other people in a similar situation.

These events are open to everyone, but are enhanced to suit the needs of people with dementia: The lights are left on low, there will be no adverts, and people are free to move around and take a break if needed. 

There will be free tea, filter coffee and biscuits from 10.30 so people can come and get settled into the space, then the film starts at 11am (with no adverts or trailers). There will also be an interval for 20 minutes half way through the film when free tea & coffee will be served again. The screenings will be once every month on the first Monday of the month, showing a selection of old classics, musicals and some more recent films.

Tickets are £4 per person, with accompanying carers free and can be booked in person at the cinema, over the phone on 0871 902 5747 or online at https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/The_Little/Whats_On?filter=DementiaFS

Wheelchair spaces are limited so please book in advance to make sure they are available.

Please do pass the word on to anyone you know who might be interested.

If you have any questions please do get in touch with the general manager Mason Pollock (mason.p@picturehouses.co.uk) or the marketing manager Sophie-Claire (little.marketing@picturehouses.co.uk).

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Little Theatre Cinema launches Dementia Friendly screenings in Bath.

We are pleased to share news of a new event being run at The Little Theatre Cinema in Bath. This flyer provides more information.

The Dementia Friendly Screenings aim to provide a fun and inclusive experience, enable people with dementia and their carers to attend the cinema in a safe and comfortable environment, and give
them the chance to get out and socialise with people from the local community and other people in a similar situation.

These events are open to everyone, but are enhanced to suit the needs of people with dementia: The lights are left on low, there will be no adverts, and people are free to move around and take a break if needed.

There will be free tea, filter coffee and biscuits from 10.30 so people can come and get settled into the space, then the film starts at 11am (with no adverts or trailers). There will also be an
interval for 20 minutes half way through the film when free tea & coffee will be served again.

Screenings will be held once every month on the first Monday of the month, showing a selection of old classics, musicals and some more recent films.

Tickets are £4 per person, with accompanying carers free and can be booked in person at the cinema, over the phone on 0871 902 5747 or online at https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/The_Little/Whats_On?filter=DementiaFS

Wheelchair spaces are limited so please book in advance to make sure they are available.

The next Dementia Friendly screenings will be:

Mon 4th March – 11.00 am

My Sister Eileen

Mon 1st April – 11.00 am

The African Queen

Directions and more details on the Little Theatre Cinema can be found here.

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All singing and all dancing with Dementia

We are pleased to announce a week of events arranged in conjunction with Bath & North East Somerset Dementia Action Alliance.

Events are taking place Monday 4th February to Sun 10th February 2019.

Please see this flyer for more information.

Keynsham based events include a Make a Move session on Monday 4th February in St Dunstan’s at 2-3pm (booking required). They’ll be resources and information in the Library on Tuesday 5th.

The regular Music for the Mind session will run in St Dunstan’s on Thursday 14th.

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Christmas Music for the mind session

At our Music for the Mind session on Thursday December 13th at St Dunstan’s Church Hall we had a number of visitors. At her personal request, we received a second visit from Cllr Karen Walker (Chair of Bath & North East Somerset Council) and to add to the occasion we had a visit from a class of children from St John’s Church of England School who sang a selection of carols for our clients and the volunteers.

All of the children were given squash and ginger bread men. All of our clients were also given a small gift. As the children and teachers left they asked if it could become a regular annual visit and we were happy to accept that offer.

A couple of pictures from the event are shown below.