Dementia friendly group in Sandwell

Birmingham News

Birmingham News

Sandwell Irish Society is settling in to its new premises at Kenrick Park Community Centre, 70 Glover Street, West Bromwich B70 6DU. The Centre now has the correct postcode, a new telephone system with a different number is soon to be installed, plans are afoot for improving the building and increasing its use by the local community. More details will be available in future editions of The Harp!

One of the first additional activities planned is an opportunity for those Irish people with dementia, also their families and carers, to be able to come together on a regular basis in a friendly and culturally appropriate environment, meet friends old and new while enjoying refreshments and taking part in appropriate activities if desired. Before this can go ahead, we would like to hear from as many of you as possible who would be interested in attending sessions at our lovely new home in the park. So, if you or anyone you know is caring for a loved one who has dementia, or indeed if you are interested in volunteering a couple of hours a week to help at these sessions, please get in touch with Siobhan Gorman, Manager of Sandwell Irish Society on 0121 553 4403, mobile 0777/391 7073 or email her on: sandwellirishsociety@yahoo.co.uk for a chat – she would be delighted to hear from you!