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AGM & Consulation Event – Give Us Your Ideas

The AGM is coming up on the 19th July at the Waterfront Museum in Swansea. This year, we will be sharing space with the 50+ Network. Both AGMs will be kept strictly to reports and officer nominations to a 45 minute max time cap. We will break for drinks, then get...

Swansea Bay TV News 6pm 28th March

Dementia Friendly Swansea Chair Lesley Abbott has been interviewed today for a short piece to go out on Swansea Bay TV news this evening at 6pm. Lesley talks about the on-going work of the Dementia Friendly Swansea forum. Please could you share with your family,...

Open Morning Thursday 18th January

This month's Forum will be an Open Morning from 9.30am on the 18th January 2018 at the Swansea Waterfront Museum. Join us for a FREE cuppa and biscuit while finding out whats available for folks affected by dementia in the Swansea area. Open Morning from 9.30am 18th...

A Night to Remember Fundraising Concert

Following on from our highly successful celebration concert held in 2015 to mark Swansea achieving the Alzheimer's Society recognition process as a ‘Dementia Friendly City’, (the first in Wales to do so), we are proud to present a further special evening of musical...

Dementia Friendly Swansea Forum Open Morning

Today, the Dementia Friendly Swansea Forum held an Open Morning at the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea Marina to mark Dementia Awareness week in the UK. The event's aim was to provide information on local services for people living with dementia and their carers...

Alzheimer’s Research UK Swansea Fundraising Group Launch

Back in November 2016, a group of Swansea residents got together and set up the first fundraising group for Alzheimer's Research UK in South West Wales. Since then committee members Non Thomas, Linda Good, Zoe Morelli and Kate Townsend have been busy spreading the...

Ageing Well Event Swansea 2017

Ageing Well, an annual free event run by the City and Council of Swansea aimed at residents aged 50 plus, was held on Thursday 27th April at the Grand Theatre Studio in Swansea. Aging Well is the perfect opportunity to find out about different services in Swansea in...

Tesco Launch Slow Shopping Sessions In Swansea

Slow shopping is to be launched at the Tesco Marina store in Swansea tomorrow, Wednesday 22nd March. The hours will be from 1pm until 3pm and will be happening every Wednesday going forward. During this time, Tesco will have extra staff available at the foyer with...

Making The Liberty Stadium Dementia Friendly

Had a really positive meeting on February 28th at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea. The idea being to improve the experience of people with Dementia who attend the stadium and to facilitate attendance for as long as possible. The Liberty Stadium team are already doing...

Memory Boards In Swansea GP Surgeries

Next time you visit your GP surgery you should see a brightly coloured wall-board that asks if you’re worried about your memory or that of someone you know. The City and County of Swansea Social Services have co-produced this board with a number of organisations and...

Local Finalists In The Dementia Friendly Awards 2016

The 2016 Alzheimer's Society Dementia Friendly Awards for England and Wales takes place next week on the 30th November at Church House, London. The awards recognise the efforts of individuals and organisations in making communities around the UK more dementia...

Musical Memories Sings At New Mumbles Co-Op

The Musical Memories Choir were invited to open the new Co-Op shop in Mumbles on Wednesday 9th November. Members of the choir braved the cold weather to entertain staff and local residents with three of their favourite songs from their repertoire. The Musical Memories...

Musical Memories Choir

A busy mum behind two dementia groups says her work has taught her the importance of living in the moment, and that little things count. Helen Hunter has been spearheading two projects — Remember Me and Musical Memories — which provide activities, singing and laughter...