Events planned as Hartlepool joins Dementia Action Week 2022

A series of events and activities will take place in Hartlepool next week to mark Dementia Action Week 2022.

A range of organisations, including Hartlepool Borough Council, The Hospital of God and Hartlepool Carers, have come together under the umbrella of Dementia Friendly Hartlepool which aims to develop the town as a nationally-recognised dementia-friendly community.

Events and activities will take place throughout the week, which runs from May 16th-20th, and local people are being urged to get involved.

Hannah Robertson, Co-ordinator of Dementia Friendly Hartlepool, said: “In the UK, one person develops dementia every three minutes. With the right support and opportunities to stay active, people can continue to live well with dementia.”

“We are grateful to all of the groups and services involved with the events planned for Dementia Action Week. It is a great opportunity to raise awareness of dementia and promote the range of activities and support available to people living with dementia, their family and carers in Hartlepool.”

Events/activities include:

  • Forget Me Not Stories and Rhymes at Community Hubs and libraries throughout the week.
  • Celebration Event – Friday 20th May, 1– 4pm: Explorer Dementia Friendly Quiz at Ward Jackson Park with gardening fun activities and games for all the family, plus live performances from Blue Rose Choir. For more information contact The Bridge via 01429 868587.
  • Free beauty appointments for carers of those living with a dementia at the Luminary Salon Hartlepool College of FE, working in partnership with Hartlepool Carers. People who are registered with Hartlepool Carers can book an appointment by calling 01429 283825. If you are not registered then please contact 01429 283095.
  • Dementia Friendly Sport Games Session – Monday 16th May, 12-2pm: Brierton Sports Centre will host a multi sports activity session, designed by The Sport and physical Activity Participation Team, to give people living with dementia access to supported multi sports. The session is free for people living with dementia and their carers plus tea and coffee will be provided too. For more information please call 01429 284864.

Download the calendar of events and activities at www.hartlepool.gov.uk/DAW22.

Dementia Action Week is a national campaign from the Alzheimer’s Society which aims to encourage people to take action to improve the lives of those living with dementia across the country. This can be through supporting local events, fundraising activities to support vital charities or research, or simply by increasing understanding and awareness of dementia.

Find out more about Dementia Action Week at www.alzheimers.org.uk/DementiaActionWeek.

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