Dementia Meeting Centres are a new dementia support service catering for people with mild to moderate dementia and their carers. Leominster is leading the way, and it is hoped that Brecon will also have it's own Meeting Centre soon.
In January, Joan Brown, Joint-Chair of Brecon DFC visited the newly launched Meeting Centre in Leominster. Joan said "At that time the premises had recently been acquired but the centre had not become operational; it was a lovely building, but that is all it was. On 3rd May Rhiannon Davies, Joint-Chair of Brecon DFC, and I attended the official launch of the Centre - what a transformation!
"What had been merely a building has become a warm and welcoming place which is already being well used and hugely appreciated by people living with dementia and their carers. There are more activities on offer than be listed here; practical and emotional advice and support are provided. The environment has been carefully planned to meet the needs of those using the Centre and the activities and artefacts really to recognise and embrace 'their reality'."
On 19th May from 11am to 1pm there will be a public meeting in Theatr Brycheiniog to explore the possibility of establishing a Dementia Meeting Centre locally. Everyone is welcome to attend, so please do come along, contribute to the discussion and help us to provide something wonderful and ground-breaking for people affected by dementia in this area.
Click here to read about the Leominster Meeting Centre.