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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.


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 2019

Memory Walk

Thank you for supporting the Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk on Saturday 7th September organised by Sandwich Dementia Action Alliance.
About 40 people took part raising money for the Alzheimer’s Society.
The Age Concern team raised £378, well done everyone.

Thank You

Thank you to Sandwich Arts Society for raising £27 for the Sunflower Centre us during their Antiques Valuation as part of Sandwich Arts Week

Christmas Dinner

It may seem a little early to think about Christmas, but our Christmas Dinner is a highlight of our calendar.
Our lunch this year will be on Friday 20th December in the Guildhall and is open to carers and cared for.
Further information to follow please put this date in your diary and be sure to book.
There will be NO Cogs Club on this day to give everyone an opportunity to join in the festive fun


Age Concern and The Sunflower Centre are once again working on a Poppy Project.
If you had any poppies, knitted or crocheted please drop them in to us.

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 1st October and 5th November 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 9th October 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 21st October 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 31st October 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


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