Ageing Creatively Event at Theatr Brycheiniog

Don't miss this exciting event at Theatr Brycheiniog this Tuesday!  Click here for the full timetable.  Some events are free and for some there is a small charge.  All are welcome. 



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Dementia Friendly Events at Hereford Courtyard

A host of dementia friendly activities are taking place at the Courtyard, Hereford as part of their Remember Me 2016 programme.  Click here for full details.  All activities are free, but some do require booking - so don't leave it too late!

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Dementia Meeting Centre Initiative

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.

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Dementia Awareness Week - North Powys

Dementia Awareness Week will be taking place in the North of Powys from 15th to 21st May.  Click here for a full list of events throughout the week.  All are welcome!


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Older People's Commissioner for Wales - Invitation

The Older People's Commissioner for Wales invites you to join her for the launch of her Impact and Reach Report 2015-16.  Come and meet the Commissioner for Wales to find out about the work she has been doing to improve the lives of older people across Wales and her priorities for the future.  The event is to be held at Theatr Brycheiniog in Brecon on Thursday, 9th June from 2pm to 4pm.  All are welcome.  Click here for full details.

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North Powys Dementia Supportive Communities Event

Following on from the success of the Brecon Dementia Supportive Communities event in November 2015, a similar event has just been held in the North of Powys.  You can read about the event on the PAVO Mental Health Team blog by clicking the link here.  The event was well supported and has inspired those attending to think about what more they can do to make their community more dementia friendly.

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NPTC College Students Pamper Days Donation

A big thank you to the Level 1 and 2 Health and Beauty students at Brecon NPTC Group College who raised over £200 for Brecon Dementia Friendly Community as part of their two day Community Challenge.  Pictured below are the students including some of the students in action selling cakes, coffee and raffle tickets and getting ready to give Pamper Sessions throughout the two day challenge.  They money raised will go directly towards helping those in our community living with or caring for someone living with dementia. 




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Dementia Awareness Week 2016



This year's Dementia Awareness Week, 15 – 21 May, will encourage people who are worried about dementia to confront their worries by addressing dementia directly and seeking information and support.


Dementia can be scary and many people don't know where to turn, but Brecon Dementia Friendly Community is here to help anyone affected, because we believe that life doesn't end when dementia begins.


Please click here to see what is happening throughout the week - or you can contact Rhiannon Davies on 07940 961006 or Joan Brown on 07533 768575.


Click here to see a powerful film from the Alzheimer's Society which gives an insight into the world of someone living with dementia.


We hope that you will be able to join us at one of the many events happening throughout the week.



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Dementia Friends Information Session - All Welcome


Come and join us at The Muse in Brecon for an informative Dementia Friends Information Session running as part of Dementia Awareness Week. The hour long session will enable attendees to  learn more about what it is like to live with dementia and how to turn that understanding into positive and practical action to help people living with dementia in our community.  All are welcome at this event which takes place on Wednesday, 18 May from 2pm.  Please contact Joan Brown directly to confirm your attendance on 07533 768575.  Visit our 'What's On' page for full details.

From one recent attendee: "The training session has transformed my relationship with someone who has Alzheimer's.  What used to be an awkward encounter is now a positive experience for both of us. Thank you!"

All are welcome.

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Arts Alive Wales Dementia Initiatives

Arts Alive Wales Dementia Arts Taster Day - On 10 May 2016 Arts Alive Wales are running an arts taster day as part of the week long Gwanwyn Festival in Crickhowell.  This free event is for adults living with a diagnosis of dementia and families, friends and carers that support them.  The art workshops will give everyone a chance to explore their own creativity in a calm and relaxed venue.  Further arts workshops will be running from 24 May, also in Crickhowell.

Click here for full details or contact Justine at Arts Alive Wales on 01873 811579.

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