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Dementia Friendly Community Working Group Update: 10 September 2019

The Dementia Friendly Community Working Group has been busy over the summer on a number of activities in relation to becoming a Dementia Friendly Town.

Dementia Awareness Sessions: Since the working group was established last year, over 40 people have attended a dementia awareness session and are now Dementia Friends.  In addition, our local Dementia Champions have recently hosted sessions at RHS Rosemoor, Dartington Crystal, Great Torrington Heritage Museum, Great Torrington Bowling Club and Castle Gardens Surgery.  If you would like to become a Dementia Friend, keep an eye out for new Dementia Awareness Session dates in the autumn.

Information Pack: In the Autumn the group will be publishing an Information Pack containing information about local resources for people living with dementia and their carers.  

Dementia Friendly Community Window Stickers: The group will soon be issuing some of the shops and organisations in town with Dementia Friendly window stickers.  The purpose of these stickers is to show which businesses have staff who are Dementia Friends and who can offer a supportive and caring place to visit/shop in.   

Thank you:  Great Torrington Town Council would like to thank everyone involved in the Dementia Friendly Community Working Group who give their time voluntarily to help with this important initiative for the community.