A new group aimed at helping people living with dementia and their carers to share memories and receive support is launching in the East Riding.
Reminiscence sessions, which are endorsed by the Alzheimer’s Society, are aimed at enabling those living with dementia and their carers to meet others in a similar situation and to enjoy reminiscing together.
During the sessions items from memory boxes, photographs and books are used to stimulate conversation.
Reminiscence groups are already up and running at other venues in the East Riding including Hedon Library, on the last Tuesday of every month, 2pm-3pm; at North Ferriby Library on the first Tuesday of every month, 10.15am-11.15am.
Sessions are also running at Beverley Library on Friday, 20 May, 10 June, 1 and 22 July, 11am-12noon; Thursday, 26 May, 16 June, 7 and 28 July, 2-3pm; Thursday, 2 June, 23 June, 14 July, 10.30am-11.30am, with further sessions running throughout the year.
The scheme, which is coordinated nationally by the Reading Agency, gives everyone the chance to borrow a wide range of books which can help people to understand and manage dementia.
For further details about any of the above reminiscence sessions call into any of the above branches or contact them as follows:
• The Hessle Centre on 0845 122 5000 or email email@example.com
• Hedon library on (01482) 897651 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
• North Ferriby library on (01482) 632227 or email email@example.com
• Beverley Library on (01482) 392750 or email Beverley.firstname.lastname@example.org
More details about the Reading Well Books on Prescription for Dementia scheme is available at www.readingagency.org.uk
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