18th Apr, 2021

Droitwich Spa Meeting Centre to reopen for people with dementia

Harry Leach 30th Mar, 2021

AGE UK Herefordshire and Worcestershire is reopening its Droitwich base to people with dementia and their carers on April 21.

Droitwich Spa Meeting Centre provides a safe and welcoming place for people who are living with mild to moderate dementia.

Carer discussion groups and cognitive exercises take place several times a week.

Research shows that meeting centres can help people living with the syndrome and allow them to feel more positive.

Steven, a member at the centre, said: “When I was diagnosed with vascular dementia in 2017, I was forgetting things and didn’t want to do anything during the day.

“Coming to the centre has given me something to do and I would encourage people to give it a good try as they will be surprised how they come back week after week.”

Centre supervisor Anne added: “In the pandemic I have seen a deterioration in our members’ mental and physical health because they have remained in their homes without seeing anyone.

“Our centre gives members a safe place to be themselves and forge old and new friendships with others also living with dementia.”

Staff and volunteers have promised to carry on following social distancing guidelines and wearing PPE when the centre reopens.

Visit www.ageukhw.org.uk or call Age UK 0800 008 6077 for more information.

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