The Hillings invites community to become Dementia Friends

5th February 2018

Events scheduled in Eaton Socon on Tuesday 6th March at 10am-11am; Tuesday 10th April at 2pm-3pm; and Wednesday 9th May at 10.30am-11.30am

Staff at The Hillings residential care home in Eaton Socon, St Neots, are inviting members of the local community to join them in becoming ‘Dementia Friends’ by attending one of three special events, which are taking place in March, April and May.

The ‘Dementia Friends Information Sessions’ are being held to help people understand more about dementia and how they can help those living with the condition. Dementia Friends is an initiative that originated through the Alzheimer’s Society to raise greater awareness and understanding of dementia.

Deb Wiltshire, Manager of The Hillings said: “The Dementia Friends initiative is a great way of raising community awareness of dementia and helping people understand the condition. Among other things, attendees will learn about not just the bigger picture, but also the small actions that go a long way in helping people who live with dementia and the challenges it presents.

“We are holding three free events for anyone in the area who is interested in coming along and becoming a worth ‘Dementia Friend’.”

The events will be take place at The Hillings Care Home in Grenville Way, Eaton Socon, St Neots, Cambridgeshire, PE19 8HZ,  on the following dates:

•                  Tuesday 6th March – 10am-11am

•                  Tuesday 10th April – 2pm-3pm

•                  Wednesday 9th May – 10.30am-11.30am

Deb Wiltshire adds : “I would encourage anyone who is interested to come along: residents’ family members and friends, neighbours, local business representatives: anyone who has an interest in learning more about how to support people living with dementia and their loved ones in and around the community. It’s only an hour but in that time you’ll learn a great deal, while also getting the chance to meet like-minded people who are also looking to make a difference.”

The Hillings is a private care home in Eaton Socon, providing residential and dementia care.  Part of the Healthcare Homes Group, it specialises in providing innovative ways of supporting and caring for those living with dementia and works closely with the local community to build links between local people and care professionals to provide effective support.

For further information about the events please contact the home on 01480 214020.