Added on: 26th April, 2018 by O1
Following on from the success of 2017's Dementia Awareness Week, which included the ODEON's first dementia-friendly screening across the UK, Orpington town centre is again leading the way in 2018, helping to make the London Borough of Bromley a dementia friendly community.
Orpington 1st is working with the Bromley Dementia Support Hub and local partners for Dementia Action Week 2018, running from 21st to 27th May. Orpington High Street will be hosting a number of events for local businesses and the public.
Tesco’s Orpington will be hosting a Dementia Fair, where people can find out about local support services to help people live with dementia or care for a family member with dementia, on Tuesday 22nd May between 10am to 3pm.
A Virtual Dementia Tour bus will be giving invited guests a powerful, interactive experience of what it may be like to live with dementia. In 2017, several local businesses, councillors, health and social care professionals took part in the Virtual Dementia Tour, gaining insight into how to support someone with dementia in their everyday personal and professional lives. If you or a member of your staff would like to take part in this experience then please LET US KNOW
The number of businesses involved in the inaugural Clayton Turner Award for the town's most dementia friendly business at this year's Orpington's Finest demonstrated our businesses' understanding of the importance of providing for this growing section of our community
There are over 4,000 people living with dementia across Bromley borough and this number is expected to grow over the coming years. Add to that all the people caring for friends and family with dementia, the total number of local people affected by dementia increases even more.
With more lives being touched by dementia, it is becoming more important that everyone living and working in Bromley borough understands how dementia affects people and their carers, to create a vibrant local community benefiting residents and businesses.
Learn more about the Bromley Dementia Support Hub.