Dementia Friendly Glenrothes to Stage Forget-Me-Not Tea

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Published: Monday 15 May 2017 by Fife Council

 

The Dementia Friendly Glenrothes Partnership has made positive steps since launching earlier this year and is now set to stage a ‘Forget-Me-Not Tea’ to mark Scotland’s Dementia Awareness Week (29 May – 4 June) to bring people together across the community to support people living with dementia.

The partnership between Alzheimer Scotland, Fife Health and Social Care Partnership, Fife Sports & Leisure Trust, Active Fife, Fife Forum, Fife Cultural Trust and other local organisations with support from Fife Council Local Area Committee, will stage the celebratory tea party on 1 June at the Rothes Halls, from 1pm until 4pm.

Organisations from across the town including the Michael Woods Sports and Leisure Centre, Active Fife’s Bums Off Seats programme in Riverside Park, the Kingdom Shopping Centre, Rothes Halls, the libraries and other local businesses and services have all shown their support to the local initiative to date.

Amanda Hunter, Dementia Friendly Glenrothes Project Manager, said: “Our ‘Forget-Me-Not Tea’ is open to people living with dementia and their carers and families as well as the wider community to wish to learn more about our project and of the steps being made to help support our dementia-friendly work across Glenrothes.”

Louise Bell, Fife Health & Social Care Partnership, Service Manager, added: “The Dementia Friendly Glenrothes project aims to support people living with dementia to participate fully in community life as they have always done and this includes access to leisure facilities, shops, banks, parks, cinemas and restaurants. The Health & Social Care Partnership want to support people with dementia to lead independent lives for as long as possible.”

Businesses, services and community groups across Glenrothes who are interested in getting involved with the Dementia Friendly Glenrothes initiative can do so by contacting Amanda Hunter from Alzheimer Scotland on Tel: 01592 803800.  

 

Dementia affects around 90,000 people across Scotland and by 2020 it is estimated that there will be over 1 million people living with the illness in the UK.  For more information about Alzheimer Scotland about dementia and of the services available in your area call Alzheimer Scotland’s 24 Helpline on0808 808 3000 or visit the website at www.alzscot.org.

 

For more information please contact: Amanda Hunter, Alzheimer Scotland, Tel: 01592 803800, Email: ahunter@alzscot.org.  

 

 

Julie Paterson, Divisional General Manager (Fife-Wide) 
Tel: 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 44 11 80 Fax: 01592 583262 Contact Julie Paterson online
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