10th June 2021
Dementia Awareness Information Session
Bradford on Avon is working towards becoming a Dementia Friendly Town. If, either as a business or individual, you would like to become a Dementia Friend, the Bradford on Avon Dementia Action Alliance is offering a free 1 hour ‘Awareness Session’ via Zoom.
You can make a difference – become a Dementia Friend
A Dementia Friend learns a little bit more about what it’s like to live with dementia and then turns that understanding into action. Penny Welch, chair of the group working to make Bradford on Avon a dementia-friendly community, is a trained Dementia Friends Champion, which means she runs Information Sessions in order to share key information about dementia and create Dementia Friends.
We would like to invite you to become a Dementia Friend by attending an online Dementia Friends session on Thursday 10th June at 2:30pm. Other sessions can be made available if you can’t make that session.
To join this Zoom Event, at the start time, visit:
Meeting ID: 971 3781 0601
Please note, this online event will be hosted and recorded by Bradford on Avon Town Council, and the recording may be made available via the Town Council You Tube Channel and/or by BoA Dementia Friendly online platforms.
More about Dementia Friends
Dementia Friends – Changing the way the nation and especially Bradford on Avon thinks, talks and acts about dementia.
There are approximately 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK. Over 21 million people know close friends or family affected by the condition and all too often people with dementia experience loneliness and social exclusion.
Dementia costs UK business £1.6 billion per year and 89% of employers believe that dementia will become a bigger issue for their organisation and staff. We realise that Covid will have hit your business, and that you want to treasure every customer. As one of the many thousand of people who provide a valuable service to customers, why not learn a bit about what life can be like for people living with dementia and the small things you can do to help them feel a part of the community, from being more patient if a customer is taking a little longer to sort out their change or helping them remember to wear a mask. This might be an opportunity, during these difficult times while you and your staff are not working full-time and possibly furloughed, and less disruptive to join us on the 23rd March before everything starts to reopen and you will be busy.