Tea parties will be happening across the country
Saga Homecare is the official sponsor of the Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Awareness Week (May 20 – 26). The aim of this year’s campaign is Remember the Person, which encourages people to look beyond the illness and its symptoms and remember the individual - their personality, tastes and memories you once shared with them. Saga Homecare staff will be getting involved in a range of fundraising and awareness raising activities during May. They will be taking the time to help run tea parties, organising events at home and at work and will also be supporting a number of local Alzheimer’s Society awareness events, helping to make a big impact, raise funds and increase the profile of dementia in our communities.
Here are some of the activities you’re invited to join; for more information on the week’s events, go to Alzheimer's Society's Remember the Person page.
York: there will be a huge vintage tea party event in Parliament Street in the heart of the shopping centre on Wednesday May 23 between 10am and 4pm. Saga Homecare staff will be helping in the marquee and on the refreshment stalls and there’ll be the chance to chat to them and staff from the Alzheimer’s Society about any issues around dementia. Everyone is invited to come in vintage costume and there will be singing and entertainment on offer as well as tea and cakes.
Sheffield: there will be an information stand in the centre of town all week, plus other activities including a public tea party for which Saga Homecare staff are making cakes and other goodies, and a tea dance at their local Dementia Café on Friday May 25.
there will be tea parties at Melbourn and Great Shelford community centers, with dancing, a cake raffle and advice from the Alzheimer’s Society.