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Dementia Friendly Keighley

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Dementia Friendly Keighley (DFK) had its inaugural AGM in January 2015 and since then has been working hard to put plans in place to change the way communities in Keighley think, talk and act about dementia.

As well as raising awareness, we also do lots of fundraising to enable us to provide services and activities for people living with dementia. We support the Memory Group in Keighley, which provides a great opportunity for having time together & time apart; the carers/family can support each other while their loved ones can take part in activities.  

We also organise a singing group, The Singing Teapot and run a weekly seated exercise class for people with memory problems.  Earlier this year we started a weekly social evening at local pub The Brown Cow for people with dementia and their carers.

All these groups are great fun and provide some valuable ‘let your hair down’ time for all. We have had some lovely friendships form from these groups and our carers tell us how supported they feel and how much less isolated they have become since joining us.









 

Our latest initiative is to open a drop-in centre in the shopping centre, which was achieved on 28th April 2018.  This is something  that carers have constantly told us would make a great difference to their lives.  A safe place to leave the person with dementia for a few hours would mean that a carer could take the time to attend an appointment, go on a course, do the shopping or simply have a coffee with a friend. 

With the support of the local shopping centre we have now opened the centre, which is a functioning information point,  drop-in and office.  We have appointed a professional health care worker and support administrator and we have never been so busy.

So please donate to support our cause and help us to help people with dementia in Keighley live well for as long as possible.


 

Charity No: 1171003

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