Posted by: westlancashirerecord | January 11, 2017

Alzheimer’s Society Tea Dance Puts Spotlight On Dementia

Following a successful year of fundraising as Mayor of West Lancashire, Councillor Nikki Hennessy is continuing her support for Alzheimer’s Society dementia. In December, the society held a tea dance at The Civic in Ormskirk to help raise awareness and understanding of the issues surrounding dementia. The event followed on from the success of a previous tea dance in May 2016 during Dementia Awareness Week, both of which were possible due to the £5,000 funds raised by Cllr Hennessy through her mayoral activities.

Councillor Hennessy nikki said “How we manage dementia is one of the biggest health issues we face in the UK, so I’m delighted to be able to promote the work of Alzheimer’s Society in West Lancs. The tea dances we have held have been a great way to engage with people and a lot of fun for everyone who has attended them. There are plans to hold another this year and I would encourage everyone to come along and support events like these.

“We need to do more to make everyone aware of how they can support people with dementia in our communities. The West Lancashire Dementia Action Alliance was also launched in December and will help to put a spotlight on those living with dementia across the borough”.

Alzheimer’s Society, Age UK Lancashire, Home Instead Senior Care West Lancashire and Abbey Wood Lodge are just some of the local organisations on board. This is in addition to West Lancashire Borough Council, Lancashire County Council Public Health, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust and West Lancashire NHS CCG.


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