HAFLS gears up to support Dementia Action Week
HAFLS is getting ready to support The Alzheimer's Society's Dementia Action Week, running from the 20th to 26th May.
Almost all of us know someone affected by dementia. But too many people living with dementia report feeling cut off from their community, losing their friendships and facing dementia alone.
Having dementia shouldn’t mean an isolated life. And it doesn’t have to. Simple actions from us all can create supportive communities - where people living with the condition can continue to socialise with others, hop on the bus, go to their favourite shops or take part in local activities for as long as possible.
We all have a role to play in making the UK a dementia-friendly place to live and that’s what Dementia Action Week is all about. (https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-involved/dementia-action-week)
Tracey's story (https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/blog/how-tracey-helping-sports-clubs-leisure-centres-inclusive-dementia) highlights just how important leisure and exercise can be in improving health and wellbeing, aswell as maintaining a connection with others.
HAFLS's wide range of courses include 'Get Smart, Get Fit' which has a real focus on keeping mobile, both physically and mentally, to improve wellbeing levels.
Don't feel that you're on your own; we're here to support you. Please give us a call whether you are affected by dementia or if you are a carer for someone living with dementia and we can advise on what courses are available to you. Our number is 01992 556194.