Marple Dementia Drop-In Shortlisted for Top Award (28 August 2015)
Local residents are delighted that the Marple Dementia Drop-in group is a finalist in the national Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Friendly Awards 2015.
These awards were set up in 2013 by Alzheimer’s Society to recognise communities, organisations and individuals helping to make their area more dementia friendly.
Alzheimer’s Society received over 300 hundred entries across seven categories. The Marple Drop-in, which has been shortlisted in the best dementia friendly project category, is one of 26 finalists overall. Alzheimer’s Society will be announcing the winners at an award ceremony in London on Wednesday 16 September.
The Marple Drop-in was established approximately 16 months ago and is a key part of a bigger project to help make Marple more dementia friendly. Since it was established, increasing numbers of people with dementia and their carers regularly attend the weekly drop-in for peer support, advice, information and to share a laugh with friends.
Mike and Jo Royle, who are new members to the group, said: “It’s wonderful that so much is happening. A group like this makes you feel less isolated.”
Read the full entry on the SMBC web site: http://www.stockport.gov.uk/newsroom/marpledementiadropin