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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 - March 2019


Townswomen’s Guild

Thank you to Sandwich Townswomen’s Guild for choosing the Sunflower Centre as one of their charities.
We were delighted to receive a large box of craft materials, which we are already making use of.

Tremor Awareness Day

Age UK Canterbury, Castle Row, Canterbury, are holding a free Tremor Information Afternoon on Saturday 23rd March, 1 – 4.30 pm.
An opportunity to find out more about this neurological movement disorder. Talks are from 2 – 3pm, with limited spaces, please email Jackie Farrell, jackie@tremor.org.uk to register or for more information.

Age Concern Fundraiser

Bring your friends and family to watch Dirty Dancing at the Empire Cinema on Friday 20th March, film starting at 18.30. Tickets are £15, which includes a buffet and are available from the Age Concern Shop in the Guildhall. There will also be a bar available.

Save the Date

Sandwich Dementia Action Alliance will be hitting the road with their Dementia Roadshow on Wednesday 22nd May.
We will one again be visiting both Ash and Eastry Village Halls with organisations that support people living with a dementia and their family/carers. More information to follow.


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 5th March 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 Café will be Wednesday 13th March 2019, 10.00 – 11.30 am, in the TV Lounge at Age Concern.
We welcome Debbie Reet who will let us know about the services available from Shepway Lifeline. Please join me for coffee, tea and good conversation. All welcome

Monday Mayhem

Monday Mayhem will be Monday 18th March 2019, 9.45 – 11.45 am, in the dining room at Age Concern.
Come along and join Sara as she leads us 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 28th March 2019, 2:00 - 4:00pm.
The Memory Service Doctor will be here for support and advice.
Information and support is also available from organisations such as Right at Home, Carers’ Support and the Alzheimer’s Society and Age Concern.

Sandwich Friends Group

Will be at the Drill Hall, The Quay, Sandwich on Tuesday 26th March 10.30 – 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.

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

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