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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.
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Age Concern Sandwich Sunflower Group
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Sunflower News - December 2019


Christmas Tree

The Sunflower Centre will once again display a Christmas Tree in St Peter’s Church in Market Street from Monday 9th December.
We have been working hard on the decorations, please pop into the Church and have a look at all the trees.

Age Concern Carol Service

This year will be on Tuesday 17th December, 1.30pm at The United Reformed Church, next to the Sausage Shop.
The service will be one hour long with refreshments back at the Centre afterwards. All welcome to join us for a traditional carol service

Christmas Lunch

The Age Concern Christmas Dinner, for those that have booked, will be on Friday 20th December in the Guildhall with festive entertainment starting around 10.30. Looking forward to seeing you there!
There will be NO COGS CLUB on this day.

Christmas Closing

The Sunflower Centre and Age Concern will close at the end of the day on Monday 23rd December 2019 and re-open on Thursday 2nd January 2020


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 3rd December 2019 and 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 11th December 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 on every Monday.
Come along and join Harry as he leads us in some chair-based Music and Movement from 11am.
A great opportunity for fun, laughter and making new friends.
Then why not stay for lunch, two courses for £6.50.

Sandwich Friends group at The Red Cow

There will be no group at the Red Cow in December, we look forward to welcoming you back on Thursday 30th January 2020

Dementia Drop in Clinic

There will be no Drop in Clinic in December, we look forward to seeing you on Thursday 30th January 2020.

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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.

THE STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS AT THE SUNFLOWER CENTRE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR

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Monthly 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