Ask D.A.V.E – Dementia Awareness in the Villages and Easingwold
Last Friday in the Galtres Centre, EDCCA and Dementia Forward launched an initiative called DAVE. The aim of this initiative is to raise awareness of Dementia with the opportunity to sign up for free training provided by Dementia Forward who also offer support for those affected and advice for those concerned about memory problems.
A DAVE leaflet gives information about all aspects of treatment, care and support plus activities in Easingwold which are readily accessible to Dementia Sufferers. Woven Branches Day Centre for example which is run by EDCCA in Springhill Court on Mondays and Thursdays from 10am until 3pm. Anyone can sign up for the training and we hope that more businesses will sign their staff up so we can recognise them as DAVE friendly.
We have DAVE bookmarks too and a DAVE card which can be carried by those with Dementia in case they feel bewildered or lost at any time. The card gives information about who to call if they need help.
For more information about anything to do with DAVE, please call EDCCA.
As a registered charity EDCCA works hard to support people in need and improve their quality of life in Easingwold and District.
We know that there are many people who because of their age or for health reasons rely on the services that we provide such as using the community car scheme to attend a medical appointment or being visited by a friendly volunteer through our Befriending Scheme.
We have much to be proud of and we thank you for your continued support.
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Woven Branches Day Centre for people living with dementia
Easingwold District Community Care Association offerings a day care service on Mondays and Thursdays 10am to 3pm for those people living with dementia.
Join us in a safe, home from home environment in Easingwold to make new friends and join in activities. You will be able to talk to dementia support staff and be helped to enjoy your day by trained volunteers.
The cost for the day is £35. This price includes a hot two course lunch and refreshments throughout the day.
Transport can be arranged through our Community Car Scheme – 01347 822598
To find out more or to arrange a free visit to Woven Branches call 01347 822875
or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Easingwold District Community Care Association runs a Community Minibus.
The 15 seater bus has a tail lift for easy accessibility and wheelchairs and walking frames may be accommodated.
The Association runs weekly assisted trips out to various destinations such as Northallerton, Ripon, Garden Centres etc. normally leaving Easingwold at 10:30 am. If you would like to find out more or book a place on the bus please contact us on 01347 822 598 or email email@example.com
To hire the Minibus your group must be a not-for-profit organisation. EDCCA can usually provide a qualified driver.
Hire of up to 5hours (half day rate) £45
Hire over 5 hours (full-day rate) £85
In all cases mileage is added to the above charged at 55p per mile, commencing and finishing at place of minibus parking (Police House)
For details about hiring the minibus contact car scheme 01347 822598 firstname.lastname@example.org