Busy schedule for dementia awareness week

A tea dance will be held at Chorley Town Hall
A tea dance will be held at Chorley Town Hall

A week of activities is being organised in Chorley to raise awareness of dementia and the support available.

The busy schedule runs from Monday, May 18 to Saturday, May 23, which coincides with National Dementia Awareness Week.

It is being co-ordinated by Chorley Council, with several partner organisations, and is aimed at people living with dementia, their family, friends and carers.

On Monday, May 18, people can share their memories of the history of Buckshaw Village and ROF Chorley as part of the Spirit Of Buckshaw project.

There are several Dementia Friends sessions being held most evenings, as well as a reminiscence session at the Healthy Lifestyle Centre, on Gillibrand Street, and a tea dance at the town hall on Tuesday, May 19.

As part of the week, Chorley Council and other organisations will have a stall in Chorley town centre to provide information and support.

At 2.30pm on Thursday, May 21, Age UK will host a dementia-friendly screening of Calamity Jane at Chorley Little Theatre.

Genesis Care will also provide several fun activities and the week will end with a crafty cafe at Foster Fields day care centre, on Eaves Lane.

Jamie Carson, Chorley Council’s director of public protection, streetscene and community, said: “There are lots of support services available across the Chorley borough for people living with dementia and it is important to raise awareness of these in case any of our residents ever need them.”

For further information about the events, visit chorley.gov.uk/whatson.