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The Sunflower Centre is for people over 50 with dementia who are unsuitable for social day care because of a need for greater attention and stimulation or a more secure environment.

Daily activities include: music therapy plus art and crafts. Lunch is included.

High staffing care levels in a kind and caring environment.

The Sunflower Centre is open Monday to Thursday 9:30am- 3:00pm.

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The service offers people with dementia

  • An enjoyable day out in a safe environment
  • Care from trained staff
  • Possibility of living in their own home longer
  • Social skills from being in company

For further information and enquiries, please contact:

Sunflower Centre Manager: Sally Barclay on 01304 614237

The service offers carers

  • Relief from their caring responsibilities
  • Knowledge that the person they care for is receiving a high standard of care
  • Support from other carers through regular group meetings
  • Access to other services provided by Age Concern Sandwich and signposting to other organisations.
Age Concern Sandwich Sunflower Group
Age Concern Sandwich Sunflower Group
Age Concern Sandwich Sunflower Group

Sunflower News - August 2019


Thank You

The Sunflower Centre has been one of Sandwich Rotary Club’s chosen charity of the year.
We have been very fortunate to have been given another £2000 from their fundraising endeavours.
Duck Race tickets are now on sale at Age Concern and around Sandwich, please buy a £1 ticket and help support other charities.

Wingham Garden Safari and Scarecrow Trail

Thank you to Annette for decorating her garden with a Sunflower theme for the Safari and Scarecrow Trail.
From the collection boxes and a teddy raffle, Wingham raised £32 for the Sunflower Centre.
There are some photos on “The Sunflower Centre” Facebook page

Dementia Friendly Golf

The next Dementia Friendly Golf Session will be at Prince’s Golf Club, Sandwich Bay, CT13 9QB on Wednesday 28th August at 11am for an opportunity to try each area of the game with PGA Assistant professionals, £8 per session to include equipment hire.
Tea and coffee available to carers during or after the session £2.
Contact Princes Golf on 01304 695 569 for more information.

Singing

Do you enjoy singing?
If so, you are invited to a “Sing Along and Tea” on the 4th Tuesday of the month, 2.30 – 4pm, at the Church Hall, Church Street, Eastry. CT13 0HL.
The next dates are: August 27th and September 24th.
All welcome, contact Liz on 611400 for more information!

The Art of Age

This is a free community group for elderly people including those living with a dementia.
The group meets every Tuesday from 10am to midday at My Gallery, 3 Waterloo Crescent, Dover, Kent, CT16 1LA.
Each session has a different theme, encouraging people to try new things or sit with a cup of tea.
Carers can take the opportunity for some respite and enjoy a cup of tea in the quiet room. No booking is required!


Dates for your Diary

Sandwich Friends Group at Eastry

The Sandwich Friends Group will meet at The Five Bells, Eastry on the first Tuesday of the month, with the next group being Tuesday 6th August and 3rd Sptember from 10.30 to 12.30
Refreshments are provided, I hope you can join them. Brought to you by Right at Home and Age Concern as a Sandwich Dementia Action Alliance initiative, working together to build dementia friendly communities.

Sunflower Cafe

Sunflower Café will be Wednesday 14th August from 10:00 to 11:30 am in the TV Lounge at Age Concern.
Please join me for coffee, tea and good conversation. All welcome

Monday Mayhem

Monday Mayhem will be Monday 19th August from 9.45 to 11.45am in the dining room at Age Concern.
Come along and join in some chair -based exercises, a sing song and lots of fun and laughter.
Then why not stay for lunch, served at 12.15, £6.50 for two courses.
Please advise of any dietary requirements. 01304 614237

Dementia Drop in Clinic

Dementia Drop in Clinic will be held at Age Concern on Thursday 29th August from 2:00 to 4:00pm.
The Memory Service Doctor will be here for support and advice. Information and support also available from organisations such as Right at Home, Carers’ Support and the Alzheimer’s Society and Age Concern

Sandwich Friends Group

Please note the new date for this.

The Friends Group will be at the Red Cow, Moat Sole, Sandwich, Thursday 29th August from 10.30 to 12.30.
Refreshments are provided. Brought to you by Right at Home and Age Concern as a Sandwich Dementia Action Alliance initiative, working together to build dementia friendly communities.

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All are welcome to any of our events and are good opportunities to meet new friends, enjoy good conversation and have fun!
If there is a subject area or organisation you would like to know more about, please let us know and we can arrange for that to happen.

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Monthly Dementia Lunch Club.

3rd Monday of each Month

Two courses for £6.50.

Our lunches provide a great way to socialise and meet others who share similar life experiences.

Booking required contact Sally Barclay Telephone: 01304 614237.

Sunflower Cafe

Every 2nd Wednesday.

A chance to meet others in a similar situation.

COGS - A Club For People With Mild Dementia

COGS Club - Every Friday from 10am to 3pm.

  • A COGS session consists of a full day of activity, stimulation, music and fun for a person with mild dementia or memory-loss problems.
    The weekly sessions last for as long as a member can benefit.
  • COGS provides the opportunity for them to recall or develop new skills in activities and to facilitate transfer of these skills to activities at home.
  • COGS also provides the family/carer with a day's respite.

The criteria for joining the club is that each member is able to participate actively in the activities, is self-caring and has the willingness to be part of the group.

For further information and enquiries, please contact:

Sunflower Centre Manager: Sally Barclay on 01304 614237

Barry Dale of Sandwich Rotary, presentation for joint charities Sunflower and Age Concern Sandwich for his fundraising throughout year

Sunflower Group