Congleton Senior Forum met recently, download meeting minutes HERE.
First 2 Tea Dances were poorly attended. Shirley feels there is a real need in Congleton and is willing to carry out some taster sessions. Sarah Jacklin to try and organise tasters at Heath View and St James Court. Would Sarah Jacklin discuss this with Shirley.
Possible to look at Bakers Villas/ Clayton manor?
Possible do a survey at Health & Wellbeing Fayre.
It may be an idea to look at the Alsager “ Chance to Dance” and link it in with Dementia Group.
Dementia Awareness Event held on 26th July 2017
Approx 40 attendees.
List of Attendees held on file, some indicated willingness to become involved in setting up a steering group.
MS open the event outlining our aim (in Partnership with Congleton Town Management team) of helping Congleton become a Dementia friendly Town.
Dementia is now a single biggest killer, with many suffering for a long period of time. We aim for the town to be able to offer more support to those people and make shopping, socialising etc. much more inclusive and enjoyable.
This event is a start of a long journey, it will not happen overnight although we will look to get some small wins / changes in as soon as we can.
Speakers at the meeting included:-
Debbi Callow from End of Life Partnership
Claire Halsey from East Cheshire Hospice
Kath Reader and John Poulson from Alsager Partnership.
We concluded the event with an Open Forum where ideas were captured for discussion once the steering group has been set up.
MS promised we would move on setting up the steering group by around Aug Bank Holiday, the meeting is now scheduled for Wed 30th August, 3.00pm at The Old Saw Mill, emails have been sent to all who indicated an interest in being involved with the steering group.
Kath and John who outlined what they have achieved in Alsager have offered to support us wherever they could.
Senior Health Fayre – Friday 29th September – Congleton Town Hall.
Flyers and Posters now available.
34 (approx.) exhibitors confirmed with 3 x activities in The Bridestones Suite.
Town Crier supporting the day, will walk around town generally advertising the event and also announce the 3 activities in the town hall 10 minutes before they start.
AB has drawn up a layout plan, will need some new name plates for tables
AB to let MS have a list.
AB / SJ to get the posters /flyers out, AB to contact U.Ashiq (Plus Dane) for requirements.
MS look after noticeboards and TIC
All to display posters wherever they can.
Risk assessment – has Lisa Alcock got last year’s / can she please update
MS find out U3A signing on day (15th August Eaton Bank Academy 10am to Noon)
Meeting Finished at:4.54pm
Next Meeting:- Tuesday 17th October 2017, Bridestones Suite 3 to 5pm.