IFPC can announce that an application is in process to become a dementia friendly community, an award accredited by Alzheimer’s UK.
We are proud to be supporting Dementia Action Week by encouraging our High Street shops to raise awareness with blue window displays and flowers. So far 27 of our local retailers are taking part.
The parish council’s work is being driven through our Health and Wellbeing working group, which will also be launching a new coffee morning ‘Blue Flower Cafe’ to encourage those affected by dementia and their families to come down and socialise.
IFPC chair Paul Jeater says: “IFPC is truly impressed with the great work Ingatestone traders have done in support of Dementia Awareness Week. Such community spirit shows what a unique village Ingatestone is, especially in view of the difficult times we have been experiencing. IFPC will continue to work towards becoming an accredited Dementia Friendly Community.”
United in Kind coach Karis Galliano says: “It is crucially important for everyone to be aware of the signs and affects that Dementia can have on someone’s life, until we find a cure, our actions can make a huge difference in helping people with dementia to lead an active and purposeful life and carry on doing things that matter to them most.”
We would like to thank in particular Cllr Marilyn Marston and Karis Galliano for their hard work in making this action week such a success in our villages.