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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 - January 2020


The Sunflower Centre and Age Concern re-open after the Christmas break on Thursday 2nd January 2020.

 

Thank You's

To Marian at the Co-op for making and selling her hand made Christmas decorations to raise funds for the Sunflower Centre.
From sales and donations, she was able to raise £250.

Also thank you to the Reculver Lodge for choosing us as one of their charities and their donation of £250

Monday Mayhem

Monday Mayhem is now weekly from 11am.
Come along and join Harry as he leads us in some chair - based music and movement.
An opportunity for carers and cared for to meet new friends and have fun.
Then why not stay for lunch, £6.50 for two courses


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 7th January 2020 from 10.30 to 12.30
Refreshments are provided, I hope you can join them.
Brought to you by Avelo Care and Age Concern as a Sandwich Dementia Action Alliance initiative, working together to build dementia friendly communities.

Sunflower Cafe

Sunflower Café will be Wednesday 8th January 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 is now weekly from 11am.
Come along and join Harry as he leads us in some chair - based music and movement.
An opportunity for carers and cared for to meet new friends and have fun.
Then why not stay for lunch, £6.50 for two courses

Sandwich Friends group at The Red Cow

Sandwich Friends Group will meet at the Red Cow on Thursday 30th January 2020 from 11:00am to 1:00pm
Refreshments are provided. Brought to you by Avelo Care and Age Concern as a Sandwich Dementia Action Alliance initiative, working together to build dementia friendly communities. **Please note the new time!**

Dementia Drop in Clinic

Will take place on Thursday 30th January 2020 2:00 to 4:00pm in the upstairs Dining Room at Age Concern Sandwich.
This is an excellent opportunity to get support from the Memory Service doctor and nurse from Gregory House at St Martin’s, Avelo Care and Stillwell and Singleton.

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All are welcome to any of our events and are good opportunities to access support, 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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Monday Dementia Lunch Club.

Every Monday

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