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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 2019

Remembrance Display

Did any of you watch River Walks, The River Stour, shown on BBC1 Monday 10th December 7.30pm.
It was filmed whilst the wonderful Remembrance Display of poppies and War Horse was in situ in the Guildhall Forecourt.
The episode is available on BBC “catch up” service.

CHRISTMAS / NEW YEAR - CLOSING

THE STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS AT THE SUNFLOWER

A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR

And look forward to seeing you all in the New Year.

The Sunflower Centre closes on Friday 21st December and re-opens on Wednesday 2nd January


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 February 2019, 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 9th January 2019, 10.00 – 11.30 am, in the TV Lounge at Age Concern.
Please join me for coffee, tea, cake and good conversation. All welcome

Monday Mayhem / Lunch Club

Come along and join Sara and her team as they lead us in some Monday Mayhem, January 21st 9.45 – 11.45 in the Dining Room at Age Concern Sandwich.
All welcome for guaranteed fun!
Followed by Dementia Lunch Club. £6.50 for two courses, served at 12:15 pm, vegetarian option available, please advise. Booking is required.

Dementia Drop in Clinic

Will take place on Thursday 31st January 2:00 – 4:00pm in the upstairs Dining Room at Age Concern Sandwich.
This is an excellent opportunity to get support from the Memory Service doctor from St Martin’s and organisations such as: Alzheimer’s Society, Right at Home and Carers Support.

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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.

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