The Bromley Dementia Support Hub worked with over 16 cross sector organisations to raise awareness about dementia and local services for Dementia Awareness Week 2017 (14th – 20th May).
25 events were held across Bromley borough including:
- The first dementia friendly film screening anywhere in UK Odeon cinemas at Odeon Orpington
- A virtual dementia experience on Orpington High Street for local police community support officers, councillors and businesses
- Dementia information stalls in Tesco Orpington and Bromley High Street
- Poetry groups for National Memory Day.
Thanks to the combined efforts of all partners, Orpington High Street is on its way to becoming one of the first dementia friendly High Streets in Bromley borough.
Over 500 people received information and took part in activities during the week and one lucky person won an afternoon tea hamper as part of a free raffle for Dementia Awareness Week. More information about Bromley Dementia Awareness Week and making Bromley a dementia friendly community is available on the Bromley Dementia Support Hub website.
Bromley MindCare Dementia Support attended MyTime Active Beckenham Spa and Bromley Pavillion leisure centres on Wednesday 17th May and Friday 19th May respectively, speaking to over 105 people about memory problems and dementia. More information and photos here.
Lewisham MindCare Dementia Support held an event on Friday 19th May at Abbots Hall Road Healthy Lifestyle Centre in Catford. The regular Keep Dancing group welcomed members of the public and saw 19 people with dementia and their carers take part in music and movement activities, followed by a Dementia Friends session. Photos and more details here.