Doing Dementia Differently - June 2017

 

 

 

Back for the third year running EDUCATE will take over Stockport Plaza to celebrate the achievements of people living with dementia.

 

This year the highlight of the evening will see students from Stockport Schools join people with dementia from EDUCATE on stage, for the first performance by our new intergenerational choir.

 

We will also have our usual mix of poetry, film and drama.

 

Do come and join us.

 

 

 

 

Comic Relief 2017

EDUCATE members Jo and Alice join Billy Connolly is promoting Dementia during the 2017 Red Nose Day Campaign.

 

Red Nose Day 2017 -  Video

 

 

January 2017 - In Together 

 

 

 

 

EDUCATE members support the first meeting of a new group being established in Wilmslow. 

 

All welcome

Ann Johnson, an EDUCATE member, appeared in a video made by Sainsubury's as part of the Alzheimers's Society's Campaign for retailers to be 'Dementia Friendly'

Doing Dementia Differently - June 2016

 

Back by popular demand, for a 2nd year running, EDUCATE hosted a very successful event for people with dementia and their carers.  The day comprised of a daytime workshop in Stockport Town Hall, followed by an evening of entertainment at Stockport Plaza, including a new production by Haylo theatre

 

During the day, EDUCATE hosted a workshop for around 70 people with dementia and their supporters.  The programme involved hearing about recent national campaigns including Dementia Words Matter and Dementia Diaries. 

 

This was followed by opportunities for people to join one of the discussion groups on either 'Aspirations of Younger People with Dementia' or 'Innovative Projects from Around Europe'

 

Thanks to the European Foundation's Initiative on Dementia, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, Stockport Council, Stockport CCG, DEEP and the Alzheimer's Society for their support with this event.

 

See pictures of our exhibitors: Daytime Workshop & Exhibition

 

  

This was followed by:

 

An Evening of Music, Poetry, Film and Drama

Stockport Plaza,

 

Over 200 people came together at theStockport Plaza for a very special evening.

 

Highlights included new films from EDUCATE and YoungDementiaUK, and a new play from Haylo Theatre, as well as singing and poetry reading.

 

See Pictures from this event:  Evening at the Plaza

Sports Relief 2016 - Members of EDUCATE were involved in this years Sports Relief Campaign to give people with dementia a voice. Jo Bennett was filmed telling her story Jo lives with early-onset Alzheimers . Four members of the group attended the Sports Relief evening production in London in March 2016.

12th March 2016 - Members of EDUCATE will be speaking and running a workshop at the Conference entitled Focus on Dementia being run at Bramhall Methodist church.  For full details see their website: Focus on Dementia

 Comic Relief is a major charity based in the UK which strives to create a just world free from poverty.  Cash raised through Sports Relief is used to give people with dementia a voice.  Alice tells her story to support this initiative  Comic Relief - Alice's story

10th November 2015 - four members from EDUCATE attended the DEEP Celebration Event to celebrate three years of DEEP and the growth of groups from 12 to 60 in this period.  Full details can be found on the DEEP website: 10th November Celebration Event

1st October 2015 - Comic Relief handed over use of their Twitter Feed for a day to allow people with dementia to tell their stories.  Jo Bennett from EDUCATE went on Radio 5 Live to publicise the event.  Listen to Jo here:  Jo on Radio 5 Live

6th September 2015 - the Marple Drop in Centre was a runner up in the Best Dementia Friendly Project section of the Alzheimer Society Dementia Friendly Awards 2015.  Chris represented the group at the Awards Ceremony in London. Dementia Friendly Awards 2015

 

September 9th, 2015 -  Arfon, Eric and Jo travelled to Cardiff on behalf of the Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project to help set up a new involvement group for people with dementia.  We had a very positive discussion and a ice lunch.  We are looking forward to news of how our new friends in Cardiff are getting on with their group     

 

Group facilitator Rosslyn Offord wrote
 'thank you for your visit yesterday, which was very much appreciated by all of us.  A couple of our group seemed especially inspired by the stories that they heard, and June has already said she’ll speak at a dementia workshop I’m delivering soon as part of the local training provided to clinical psychology trainees.  As facilitators we were also much inspired, and Helen was virtually dancing around the kitchen with enthusiasm after you left!'

 

EDUCATE and Young Dementia UK have been awarded a grant by the European Foundations' Initiative on Dementia. The grant will help us share our experience and skills with other people with dementia and their supporters. For further details please see the website: EFID Website

Thursday, 9th July 2015

 

EDUCATE are taking part in An Afternoon of Tea and Talk - an enlightening and inspiring afternoon of talks for, and by, people whose lives are affected by young onset.

 

Young Dementia UK Event Invitation
Young Dementia UK - 9 July 2015.pdf
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Wednesday, May 13th 2015, Stockport Plaza. 

 

Over 550 people joined in an event called:

 

‘Doing Dementia Differently’… an evening to celebrate EDUCATE’s 5th birthday and  the achievements of people living with dementia.

 

We started with 3 short films made by people with dementia, followed by a performance of ‘Over the garden fence’ by Haylo theatre.

Tuesday 16 December 2014

West Yorkshire Playhouse performed Irving Berlin's 'White Christmas', their first dementia-friendly performance, following support from EDUCATE

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