Morgannwg House Residents Enjoy Nativity

Year 6 pupils from Priory CiW School performed their entire Christmas play for the residents of Morgannwg House, who loved every minute. The children were brilliant and really enjoyed entertaining our friends with their take on the traditional nativity story.

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New for 2017 - Carers Information and Support Programme

We are pleased to confirm that Alzheimer’s Society Gwent will be running a Carers Information and Support Programme (CrISP) starting on 8th February 2017 The initial course consists of four weekly sessions aimed at carers, friends or family of people with dementia to understand what dementia is and how to care for someone with a diagnosis of dementia. The course also aims to provide and support carers in their caring role whilst maintaining their own health and wellbeing.  A further programme will be run in March. 

Click here for information about the February course, and click here for details about March.

For further information please contact Enid Edwards, Dementia Support Worker, on 01874 712083.  Or email Enid at enid.edwards@alzheimers.org.uk

 

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Dementia Matters in Powys - New Role

Dementia Matters in Powys (DMiP) is a newly established organisation that has grown out of the grass roots initiative, Brecon Area Dementia Friendly Community. 

DMiP is seeking to recruit the following in conjunction with PAVO, who will initially host the post:

South Powys Dementia Friendly Communities Development Officer

For full details of this exciting new role click here.

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Llangasty WI Provides a Treat!

A full house at Llangorse Village Hall gave Brecon Area Dementia Friendly Community a big boost last week when £800 was raised from a lunch organised by members of Llangasty Womens Institute on Wednesday November 9th.

 

The event was coordinated by Frances Issacs, Gaynor Skyrme and Jean Calderwood - supported by other members of the WI branch, which normally meets on the first Wednesday of every month at Llangasty Village Hall.

 

Rhiannon Davies thanked all those who had been involved, with special thanks to Frances, Gaynor and Jean for all their evident hard-work in preparing such a delicious lunch.

 

“The fund-raising event at Llangorse exceeded all expectations. It was a great social occasion which got the Christmas season off to a really good start for Dementia Friendly Brecon, and we are very grateful to all those who made it such a successful and meaningful event.’

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New Brecon Social Group - Don't Miss It!

The Elderly, The Disabled, Carers: These three groups of people have similar, if not the same, struggles. Brecon Social Group is about bringing them all together in a safe, warm and comfortable place, to meet new people and share support over a cup of tea and biscuits (click here for further information).

As well as tea and biscuits, the £3 admission* includes access to a variety of activities such as chess/checkers, puzzles, books, cards and some card making materials. So why not challenge your new friend to a game of Bridge? If there is much interest in the group, there will also be the occasional quiz, bingo and cross words competition. Further ideas for the group are very welcome.

Located at Kensington Baptist Church Hall, with off site parking, disabled access and facilities. The group will be held weekly each Wednesday, 1.00 - 2:45pm.

A problem shared is a problem halved – all are welcome!

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Award for Brecon Intergenerational Project

We are delighted to announce that Llanfaes CP School has won the award for 'Outstanding Contribution by Young Persons' for their contribution to creating a dementia friendly community.  The award, from the Alzheimer’s Society, recognises Llanfaes CP School, which has been a beacon in its commitment to creating a Dementia Friendly Generation since 2014, especially via the inter-generational project which we set up with Trenewydd Care Home in April 2015.  Joan Brown, Chair of Brecon Area Dementia Friendly Community says “We are now on our third cohort of year 6 pupils and, without exception, the children involved have enjoyed their time with their Trenewydd friends, who absolutely love the weekly visits and shared activities.”
 

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Big Draw Success

Working in collaboration with the Brecon Area DFC Artist in Residence at Mountains Care Home, Pip Woolf, a Big Draw event was held at Brecon Guildhall on Saturday October 22nd.  This brought together care home residents and staff, the Tea, Chat and Activities Group and children and adults from the community to explore the theme 'This is Me'.   167 pictures were produced and all displayed in the front window of Brecon Visitors Centre. Thank you to Brecon Town Council for hosting the event and the artists, Pip Woolf, Gil, Phillipine Sowerby, Veronica Gibson and Robert MacDonald for facilitating it.

 

This  is  ME  was  held  in   memory  of  Ken  Steer  a  resident  who   lived  at  Mountains  Care  Home.  We are grateful to Gwyneth, his wife, for making the event possible.  A great day!

 

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My Home Life Newsletter

My Home Life is a UK wide initiative that promotes quality of life and delivers positive change in care homes for older people.  We thought you might like to read their latest newsletter and find out about their great work.  Click here to be taken to their website and the latest Newsletter.

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New Dementia Strategy for Wales - Have Your Say

The Welsh Government is planning a new Dementia Strategy for Wales.  DEEP and The Alzheimer's Society are working together to ensure you have the opportunity to have your say on the things that matter to you.  Two consultation events are taking place in Newtown and Llandrindod Wells, Powys and you are invited to attend.  They wish to hear from people living with dementia including family, friends, partners or carers. 

Please click here for full details, or call Rachel – 07720 538851or by email at Niblock@myid.org.uk or
Hayley – 07711561170or by email at Hayley.horton@alzheimers.org.uk

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Brecon Rotary Club Support

Brecon Rotary Club are committed to supporting the work of Brecon and Hay Dementia Supportive Communities.  To date they have undertaken Dementia Friends Awareness training, supported the sensory garden at Trenewydd Care Home, sponsored the production of books for school children explaining about dementia and helped to raise awareness across businesses locally.  Click here to follow the link to their site.

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