The Catholic Bishops of England & Wales (Mental Health Fund) have awarded funding to the Cardiff Archdiocese’s Spirituality & Dementia Project to help raise awareness of Dementia and the spiritual needs of those living with it.
The two-year project aims to make the Cardiff Archdiocese a Dementia Friendly Community; for the benefit of all our parishes, parishioners and communities. It is for the deaneries, and consequently individual parishes, to experience the Dementia Friends Awareness session (2018) and to gain an appreciation of the Spiritual needs of those living with dementia (2018-19); including the provision of resources.
Sr Susan Armond (Sisters of St Joseph of Annecy) and Joanne White (Archdiocesan Family Life Worker) are working collaboratively on this project with the support of His Grace, Archbishop Stack. As trained Dementia Friends Champions, Joanne and Sr Susan are offering free one-hour Dementia Friends information sessions across the archdiocese during 2018; these sessions are for anyone interested in finding out more about dementia and are open to anyone living within our archdiocese (whether Catholic or not).
Planned 1-hour Dementia Friends sessions for 2018:
Tuesday June 26th Our Lady’s Parish Room, 101 Belmont Road, Hereford, HR2 7JR – Tea & coffee available from 5.30pm, for a prompt 6pm start, finishing at 7pm allowing for Mass at 7.15pm.
JULY/AUGUST Abergavenny – date and venue to be advised
SEPTEMBER Monmouth – A Wednesday evening, date and venue to be confirmed.
If you are living with dementia or working with those who are, would like to attend and or host a session or are a Dementia Friend/Champion we would love to hear from you; please contact Joanne White at email@example.com