Event Information:

  • Wed

    A day at The MERL for Dementia Action Week

    10:00 - 16:00Museum of English Rural Life

    Redlands Road, Reading RG1 5EX

    This drop-in awareness event is part of The MERL and Reading Museum’s Cultural Commissioning partnership delivering ‘ageing well’ programmes.

    As part of Dementia Action Week 2019, The Reading Dementia Action Alliance (of which The MERL is a member) is coordinating the event to raise awareness of dementia and increase knowledge of services and support available in our town. Alongside heritage and culture, we will be showcasing singing groups and physical activities and other services on offer to help people to live well with their dementia and support for their carers, families and loved ones.

    The event is open to anyone wishing to learn more about dementia, professionals and individuals living with dementia and their carers.

    Throughout the day:

    • Quiet Zone with dementia friendly helpers
    • Companion tour of The MERL (30 mins)
    • Reminiscence sessions (book on the day)
    • Gardening sessions with The MERL
    • Reading Voluntary Action Information hub

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