Epping Forest district has been awarded ‘Working to become a Dementia Friendly Community’ status for another year.
The Dementia Friendly Communities programme focuses on improving inclusion and quality of life for people with dementia in several ways.
It encourages communities to work towards becoming dementia-friendly and support those living with dementia to continue to live in the way they want.
Epping Forest Dementia Action Alliance
Epping Forest Dementia Action Alliance (EFDAA) was launched in May 2016, seeing individuals and organisations come together that are truly committed to improving the health and social care outcomes for those affected by dementia.
EFDAA continued to grow throughout the pandemic, at a time when those affected by dementia needed care and support more than ever.
Dementia friendly activities
A successful funding bid by Epping Forest District Council’s Community, Culture and Wellbeing service has helped create a 10-week pilot programme with dementia-friendly activities.
The Building Dementia Friendly Communities project includes Walking in Nature, Dance Connect and Falls Prevention sessions which start in September.
Active Essex is helping fund the sessions at a subsidised rate for people living with dementia and their carers.
If you are interested in becoming a Dementia Friendly Organisation or would like further information on becoming a member of EFDAA, contact Laura Cleverley, Chair of EFDAA.
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