Burgess Hill DAA Dementia Action Alliance
The Alliance aims to raise awareness and make Burgess Hill a Dementia Friendly Community through Dementia Friends Information Sessions, community and business events and general discussion of the needs of those living with dementia and their loved ones to best continue playing a full and fulfilling part in their community. If you would like to get involved you would be very welcome to join the Alliance.
Become a Dementia Friend Champion, Dementia Friends Champions provide free dementia awareness training sessions for the local community and business. Contact local Dementia Friends Champions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Social and Support Groups Sally Anne's Memory Lane Café runs once a month at the Salvation Army Hall in Cyprus Road. The café is for people living with the early stages of dementia and their carers. It offers a morning of live music and fun filled nostalgia, all shared with light refreshments.
The Forget Me Not Café Provides a safe and friendly place for all experiencing memory problems and their carers. They meet alternate Mondays at St Johns Church, Spire Café.
Meeting Point Welcomes people living with dementia and their carers to drop in for refreshments and chat each Saturday, from 10am – 12pm, at the United Reform Church, Junction Road, Burgess Hill.
Support for Carers Burgess Hill Carers Support Group A peer support group run by the Alzheimer’s Society, giving carers the opportunity to meet with others in a similar situation. Run by a facilitator, the sessions offer a chance to ask questions, get information and share experiences in a safe and supportive environment. Carers and the person they care for can also attend the group, which meets at The King’s Church, Victoria Road on the first Wednesday of each month, from 1.30 – 3.30pm.
Rotary run a monthly sing along at St. Andrews Church for persons living with Dementia and their carers.
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