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Town Support for People with Dementia

An opportunity to find out how a South Tyneside town is helping older people to live better lives is on offer this week.

Members of the Jarrow Community Forum will receive a presentation from Mark Overton, Chair of South Tyneside Dementia Action Alliance, on the town achieving dementia-friendly status.

A dementia-friendly community is one which makes daily living and activities easier and more accessible to people living with dementia.

Driven by the local community, the campaign has seen many organisations come together to help people living with dementia feel included.

Councillor Margaret Peacock, Chair of the CAF, said: "This approach is about encouraging all members of the community to get involved and help people with dementia.

"Against a background of an ageing population, it is increasingly important that people recognise the small steps they can take to support people living with this condition."

Members will also receive a presentation on the pressures facing the NHS and the case for changing hospital services in South Tyneside and Sunderland, with an update on Phase Two of the Path to Excellence programme.

The meeting will be held on Thursday, 18 April at 10am at Jarrow Town Hall. All are welcome.


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