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Uckfield Dementia Forum

Events during Dementia Action Week

Monday 20 May to Saturday 26 May 2019

As part of Dementia Action Week which runs from Monday 20 May until Saturday 26 May 2019 Uckfield Dementia Forum is publicising a range of events taking place in Uckfield for those living with dementia and their carers.

Monday 20 May – Know Dementia Memory Moments Café – 1.30pm start - Ashdown Room, Civic Centre Uckfield

Free event. Come along and join this popular regular afternoon event. No need to book.

Wednesday 22 May - Memory Café - 10am–12pm - Hurstwood View, Linum Lane, Five Ash Down, Uckfield

Free event. Come along and meet new people while enjoying a hot drink and selection of sweet treats and a free activity. Transport can be provided within a five mile radius. Booking essential. Contact: Kirsty Heaver, Barchester at hurstwoodview@barchester.com or on 01825 731700

Wednesday 22 May – Dementia Friendly Film Screening of His Girl Friday – Starts at 11am - The Picture House, Uckfield

Cost per person £9.50. Cary Grant stars as an unscrupulous newspaper editor who convinces his star reporter, and ex-wife, to take in one last assignment. Booking recommended although not essential. Contact: Nicolette Howard at enquiry@picturehouseuckfield.com or on 01825 764909

Wednesday 22 May – Hurstwood View Garden Party – 3pm–5pm - Hurstwood View Care Home, Linum Lane, Five Ash Down

Free event. Garden Party with music, games, Pimms, sandwiches and strawberries and cream. No need to book. Contact: Kirsty Heaver and Sam Cordes at sam.cordes@barchester.com or on 01825 731700

Thursday 23 May – Care and Support Expo – 10am–4pm - Civic Centre Uckfield, Civic Approach, Uckfield TN22 1AE

Uckfield Dementia Forum is holding a Care and Support Expo. A fantastic range of care and support providers will be in attendance for people to meet and chat with and the event is free for members of the public to enter. Hourly information sessions run from 10am on Dementia Friends; Scams; and Wills and Power of Attorney. Free hot drink and cake for the first 50 attendees.

 

The Uckfield Dementia Forum sits under the Wealden Dementia Action Alliance and works alongside the local community to help Uckfield become a dementia-friendly town. It is made up of a number of key businesses and community groups, including Barclays Bank, Care for Carers, Citizen’s Advice Bureau, Freedom Leisure, Home Instead Senior Care, Know Dementia, Over Sixties Club, Sussex Support Services, Tesco’s, Uckfield Town Council, U3A, Wealden Dementia Action Alliance to name just a few. The forum engages with businesses in the town to promote dementia awareness and to consider and introduce ways through which it can support people living with dementia when they visit the town. Its aim is to make Uckfield a dementia-friendly and dementia-aware town and to make it a pleasant, understanding and less confusing place to be for those living with dementia.