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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- 3pm.

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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 - October 2018

MEMORY WALK

The Sandwich Dementia Action Alliance are delighted to announce that the Memory Walk on the 8th September was a huge success and has raised £1,200 to help aid vital research in the fight against dementia. Around 40 people and 3 dogs walked a circular walk raising awareness and funding for the Alzheimer's Society. Thank you to every one that supported this event

Wild Willy Barrett's Roaring Touring

Many thanks to Carolyn Grinnell who is organising a musical fundraiser for the Sunflower Centre on
Friday 19 October 2018. 7 pm for 7.15 pm., St Mary's Art Centre, Strand Street, Sandwich.
Tickets are £18 and include a meal, available from Carolyn on 01304 617177, or email carolyn.grinnell@googlemail.com.
It is going to be a fabulous evening and I hope you can join us


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 2nd October 2018, 10.30 - 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 Cafe will be Wednesday 10th October, 10 -11.30 am, in the TV Lounge at Age Concern. Please join me for coffee, tea, cake and good conversation. All welcome.

Monday Mayhem

Monday 15th October 9.45 - 11.45. Come along and join with new friends as Sara leads us in another free session of Monday Mayhem.
Refreshments are provided. Then why not stay for lunch..

Monday Lunch Club

Monday 17 September. Come along and enjoy a delicious two course lunch. Lunch is served at 12.15, at a cost of £6.50.
Booking is essential and please advise if a vegetarian option is required at time of booking..

Dementia Drop in Clinic

Thursday 25th October, 2 - 4pm, in the upstairs Dining Room.
This is an excellent opportunity to get support from the Memory Service doctor from St Martin's and organisations such as: Crossroads, Alzheimer's Society, Right at Home and Carers Support..

Sandwich Friends at Sandwich

Tuesday 23rd October, 10.30 -12.30, Sandwich Friends Group will meet at the Red Cow in Sandwich. 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.

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.

Dementia Cafe

Every 2nd Wednesday.

A chance to meet others in a similar situation.

Free Tea or Coffee and cake

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