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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 - November 2019

Memory Walk

Thank you to all who supported the Sandwich Memory Walk in September.
We were able to send a grand total £832 to the Alzheimer’s Society raised from all the teams who took part. Well done everyone


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 and keep your eyes peeled for the display

Christmas Dinner

Our Christmas Dinner will be on Friday 20th December at Sandwich Guildhall.
The cost this year will be £14 to include your Christmas Dinner with a glass of wine, morning coffee and afternoon tea with a mince pie.
There will be festive entertainment, this is a great opportunity for carers and cared for to get together.
Please put this date in your diary and be sure to book at the main reception. There will be NO Cogs Club on this day to give everyone an opportunity to join in the festive fun


You are cordially invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of Age Concern Sandwich on Thursday 14th November 2019 at 7pm.
Wine and light snacks will be provided

Christmas Closing

Our last day will be Monday 23rd December and we will re-open on Thursday 2nd January.

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 5th November and 3rd December 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 13th November 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.

Dementia Drop in Clinic

Dementia Drop in Clinic will be held at Age Concern on Thursday 28th November from 2:00 to 4:00pm.
The Memory Service Doctor will be here for support and advice for anyone experiencing memory loss or dementia and their family/carers.
Come along and meet the doctor and nurse from St Martins in a friendly local setting.


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