From joining a local club, going to the football, or just going for a stroll in the park – Side by Side is a new Alzheimer’s Society service which helps people with dementia to keep doing the things they love and get out and about with the support of a volunteer.
This extra support can make it easier for people with dementia, who might sometimes feel isolated or find it difficult to leave their homes, to do things we might take for granted and feel part of their local community. The service is highly flexible and built around the individual and their needs.
Do you have one or more of these interests and enjoy having a chat and a laugh and have an interest in drama, amateur operatic, poetry or the countryside and birds. Could you share your time with someone with dementia who would like some company and the opportunity to go out for a coffee? The principle is simple. We match people with dementia with likeminded people who share similar interests. Together they can explore the local area and take part in activities they’d both enjoy. If you’d like to find out more please contact Clare, our volunteering officer, on 01249 443469 or email her: firstname.lastname@example.org