Can you help? Poynton – A Dementia Friendly Community

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CIn Cheshire East there are estimated to be 5,730 people over the age of 65 living with dementia. 65% are likely to be women and 1 in 20 people over 65 has a form of dementia. Poynton Dementia Steering Group (P.D.S.G.) is a group of volunteers and representatives from different organisations led by Poynton Town Council, who work hard to make Poynton a Dementia Friendly Community. The group raise awareness about dementia and supports people living with dementia and their carers and our activities have been recognised by The Alzheimer’s Society as good practice and shared with others.

The group is looking for a volunteer who can help support it with this work. This is a new opportunity and the role involves encouraging engagement with the community and businesses as well as supporting P.D.S.G. meetings. Information about dementia is available so you do not need to be an expert. For an informal chat or more information about the volunteer role, please contact Sharon Duke on 01625 872238 or sharon.duke@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk