February 24th Dementia Carer Network meeting

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Date & Time

24 February 2022
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Newtons Place, The Ditchburn Room, Newtons Place , 43 Wolborough St, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 1JQ

Event description

This meeting, supporting people impacted by a person’s dementia, takes place on the last Thursday of the month. Any connection is relevant and the person does not have to be diagnosed. It is a safe place to share experiences with people who are going through, or have gone through similar. We focus on your issues primarily, followed by information on a particular topic which will help you or the person you care (or cared) for.

We start with refreshments including home – made cake.

Attendees have reported arriving feeling stressed, tired and ill. By the time they left they felt calm, listened to and supported. Carers have made new friends and some have gone on to become carer buddies.

If you would like to come along, contact us to register.

We have been offered a free meeting room for our Dementia Carer Network Group by Newtons Place and Asda. Newtons Place has reserved us dates for 2022. They want to be a dementia friendly venue and they are committed to supporting local community projects.

Note: The room Newtons Place is offering us takes 10, so please contact us to confirm you are coming. If there will be more than 10 of us, we will organise a larger room. This would be a very positive outcome!

There is a meeting with Asda’s Community Champion on 17th Feb, so we will hope to use both venues this year.

Some dates previously stated were incorrect ☹ as they were not all the last Thursday of the month! Apologies. Also the December meeting will now be on 15th December, instead of at the end of the month, as this seems more sensible. We will start out at Newtons Place for the 24th February meeting, venues/dates for the other months will be confirmed as soon as we have the information.

Here are the dates for the 2022 face-to-face meetings:

Face to Face Dates for 2022: 1400 – 1530

February 24th The Ditchburn Room, Newtons Place43 Wolborough St, Newton Abbot TQ12 1JQ.  (This is Newton Abbot Town and GWR Museum)

Parking: Use the car park next door . Newfoundland Way car park, access via Bakers Hill, Pay and display, £2.50 for 1-2 hours, pay by card or RINGO.

Or Use Asda car park: Pay and display, £2 for 2 hours, can reclaim if you spend £10 in store.

March 31st

April 28th

May 26th

June 30th

July 28th

August 25th

September 29th

October 27th

November 24th

December 15th

We are hoping we can use the kitchen for tea/coffee – you may need to bring a mug. In case the kitchen is not available to us, please bring £1 for the drinks machine. There will always be home-made cake!

Please advise us if there is a particular topic you would find helpful.