Local groups joined together, coordinated by Amanda Boult from the Alzheimer’s Society and hosted a Dementia friendly stall on Ormskirk Market.
Funded by the Council the purpose of this stall was to pass on information and raise awareness of Dementia Matters.
The stall gave the public a platform to come with any questions or concerns they may have around this topic.
In the centre of the stall was a small tree that encouraged people to place their concerns about Dementia on. Each person added their request under the heading of ‘It would really help me if …’.
Requests were then collated and will be used in developing a programme to continue to create greater awareness and information sharing surrounding Dementia issues.
Representation on the day included West Lancashire Borough Council, Southport and Ormskirk NHS, Home Instead, Cottage Lane Mission Church, Royal Bank of Scotland, U3A, Alzheimer’s Society, Age UK, West Lancashire CVS, Lancashire Fire Service, Stocks Hall Nursing & Care Group, Mooney Everett Group Solicitors, and Lancashire Constabulary.
June Sears-Jones, PR Manager of Stocks Hall Nursing & Care Group, pictured here on the left said “Although the weather wasn’t overly kind to us on the day it not dampen the sprit to support people regarding Dementia Matters. The numbers of persons affected by and/or looking after loved ones with Dementia are increasing and sometimes the sufferer and/or their carer do not know where to go for help. It was a privilege to be able to join together with other like-minded companies and support the local community in this way. Thanks also go to Songbirds Choir for supporting this event and their beautiful singing at Ormskirk Town Centre on the day.”
Another United Against Dementia event is planned for Thursday 23rd November at Ormskirk Fire Station 10 am – 3pm. Stocks Hall Nursing & Care Group will be supporting this community event.