The Dukeries Memory Group is a new dementia friendly community initiative catering for people with a diagnosis of dementia, carers and others experiencing memory loss who are awaiting diagnosis in the Nottinghamshire, Dukeries catchment area to meet in a friendly, non-judgmental safe environment.
The group was born following the announcement by the Alzheimer’s Society to cease providing support to people living with dementia and their carers at their Memory Cafes at the Civic Centre, Carlton in Lindrick and the Hallcroft Community Centre in Retford.
A massive bombshell left members somewhat bewildered. All was not lost as the group’s three passionate, dedicated volunteers, Gail Tranter, Steve Johnson and John Ragsdale took up the challenge to make sure both groups continue the valuable support for current members and new ones alike.
The groups are controlled and managed by a team of unpaid, committed and passionate volunteers who have first hand experience of loved ones living with dementia. They understand the challenges that all those living with dementia face and the groups are solely to benefit their members.
Everyone is look forward to seeing you at one of their groups. If you need a chat beforehand or you are interested in volunteering, please contact Gail on 07847 384398.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
The Civic Centre, Long Lane, Carlton in Lindrick, on the third Thursday of each month, from 10.30am to 12.30pm.
Hallcroft Community Centre, Randall Way, Hallcroft on the second Wednesday of each month, from 10.30am to 12.30pm.