Libraries across Worcestershire will be running events to support Dementia Action Week, which runs from 20 -26 May 2019.
All libraries will provide a display of specialist books as part of the Books on Prescription scheme which recommends self-help reading for people with dementia and their carers, including personal stories and practical support.
Pershore Library will be holding a ‘Singing for the Brain’ session. This is a fun, friendly event aimed at those living with dementia and their carers. It provides an opportunity to sing together, with a variety of older classics and new songs.
There are also regular dementia support events at libraries like the Dementia Friends Group at Tenbury Library, held on the first Thursday of every month and the Connect Café for carers at Kidderminster Library in partnership with the Worcestershire Association of Carers.
Councillor Adrian Hardman, cabinet member with responsibility for Adult Social Care at Worcestershire County Council said: “Our libraries offer a safe, familiar space to help support those living with Dementia and their loved ones.
“As well as supporting Dementia Action Week, it is fantastic to see that there are regular opportunities in our libraries, like the connect cafes, that can support those who care for a person with Dementia.”
Free Health Walks are also run from many local libraries. Volunteers lead the walks that help people get some gentle exercise. Walking can suit all abilities and can improve general wellbeing. The walks are also a great opportunity to socialise and get to know your local area.
For more information, please visit the books on prescription information on the Council's website.
To find out more about events please contact your local library or visit the library's section of the Council's website.