Wealden Dementia Action Alliance Events and Forums

Wealden Dementia Action Alliance Meeting


The next Dementia Action Alliance meeting will now be on Thursday 12th March 10am till 12noon at Mayfield Fire Station.

Please contact the Community and Regeneration Team on 01323 443266 for more information or if you would like to be involved.

Watch our video for further information on how we are supporting Wealden Dementia Action Alliance 

Forums

Our vision from the start was to set up local forums as Wealden is identified as a large and rural area. So far we have helped to create the Uckfield Forum, Polegate Forum, Crowborough Forum, Hailsham Forum and Wadhurst Forum. Ninfield also have a Health and Wellbeing group for local residents to take part in.  With a new forum for Heathfield starting in 2020. These forums work alongside their local community to become a dementia friendly community.

 

Hailsham Dementia Forum

The next Hailsham dementia forum will take place on Friday 10th January at 10am, Wealden District Council Offices. The forum will work towards a dementia friendly town for Hailsham. If you are interested in dementia and helping the town please contact the Community and Regeneration team by communitydevelopment@wealden.gov.uk or 01323 443266

Movies Make Memories

  • Friday 20th March 2020 – On the Town
  • Friday 15th May 2020 – An American in Paris
  • Friday 17th July 2020 – A Star is Born

The screenings will be held at the Hailsham Pavilion Theatre on George Street, BN27 1AE, starting at 2pm, with doors opening at 1:30pm. Tickets cost £3 and carers can enter free of charge.

For more information please contact Hailsham Pavilion:

Telephone: 01323 841414

Email: info@hailshampavilion.co.uk

or visit The Hailsham Pavilion website 

Hailsham Community Cafe

St Wilfrid’s Church Hall in Hailsham. Everyone is welcome. It will take place every second Thursday of the month, 2pm till 4pm. For more information please call 01323 443266. Supported by Hart Reade, Home Instead and Care UK.

Polegate Dementia Forum

The next Polegate Dementia Forum meeting will be on Thursday 30th January  from 10am until 12noon, at Queensmead Care Home, Polegate. Please contact the Community and Regeneration Team on 01323 443266 for more information if you would like to be involved.

Polegate Memory Cafe and Sporting Memories

The Polegate Memory café takes place the first Thursday of every month at Polegate Community Centre, Windsor Way, Polegate, 2pm – 4pm. No booking necessary. For more information please call 01323 819191. Supported by Home Instead Senior Care and Hart Reade Solicitors.

Sporting Memories takes place every Wednesday 10am till 11.30am at Polegate Community Centre. It is a free weekly meeting for older sports fans to share their love of sport in a relaxed environment. For more information call 07947 521836.

Uckfield Dementia Forum

The next Uckfield Dementia Forum meeting will be on Wednesday 12th February, from 1.30pm until 3.30pm at The Civic Centre, Uckfield. Please contact the Community and Regeneration Team on 01323 443266 for more information if you would like to be involved.

Crowborough Dementia Forum

The next Crowborough Dementia Forum meeting will be on Friday 24th January from 10am until 12noon, venue to be confirmed. Please contact us on 01323 443266 for more information if you would like to be involved.

Crowborough Afternoon Tea

The Afternoon Tea will take place every last Thursday of the month and will alternate between Woodlands and Heather View, Beacon Road in Crowborough. 2pm till 4pm.

  • Thursday 30 January  – Heather View Care Home – Dance through the years!
  • Thursday 27 February – Woodlands Care Home – African Drumming
  • Thursday 26 March  – Heather View Care Home – Spring Gardening

Wadhurst Dementia Forum

The next Wadhurst Dementia Forum will be on Friday 31st January at Wadhurst Manor, 10am till 12noon. If you would like to come along and would like more information please contact us on 01323 443266.

Ninfield Dementia Film Screening

  • Friday 6th March 2020 – The Wizard of Oz
  • Friday 19th June 2020- Mamma Mia!
  • Friday 25th September 2020 – Brigadoon
  • Friday 27th November 2020 – Scrooge

The screenings will be held at Ninfield Memorial Hall, Ninfield, TN33 9EE.

Doors open at 1.30pm, film to start at 2pm.

The screening is FREE but please book a seat. There will be a raffle and refreshments available.

For more information or to book your place at the next future film screening in Ninfield, please contact Jackie Langley on 01424 892422 or email jackie.langley1@btinternet.com.

Side By Side

Side By Side is a service provided by the Alzheimer’s society that helps people get out and about with the support of a volunteer. There are several people with dementia in the Wealden area waiting for a volunteer to meet with them once a week or fortnight so they can go out and enjoy themselves. You could take them out for a coffee or a walk, or got to the pub to play darts, or help someone play guitar. If you are interested please contact Debbie Griffiths, Side By Side coordinator at 07484089582 or Debbie.griffiths@alzheimers.org.uk or visit the Alzheimer’s website .

Uckfield Saturday Socials

Saturday social is a supportive, safe and caring gathering for people living with dementia and other care needs, to come with their carers and family members, and socialise with others in a similar situation.

Join in the fun at Victoria Pavilion, Victoria Pleasure Ground, Uckfield, TN22 5DJ between 2pm – 4pm.

For more information please call Margaret on 01825 760176 or Alison on 01825 605030.

Wadhurst Community Cafe

The Wadhurst Community Cafe takes place the last Wednesday of every month at Wadhurst Manor, Station Road, Wadhurst, 2.30pm – 4.30pm.

Five Ash Down Community Cafe

The Five Ash Down Community Cafe takes place the last Wednesday of every month at Hurstwood View Care Home, Five Ashes,10am – 12noon.  Free transport available within a 5 miles radius.

Time For Dementia

Time for Dementia is a programme working with medical students and other health professionals. The students have the opportunity to get to know a person with dementia and their family carer outside the clinical setting.

Families in the East Sussex area are needed to help with this programme further details, including contact details can be found on the NHS Sussex Partnership website or view the Time for Dementia – Family Recruitment video

If you are interested please email timefordementia@alzheimers.org.uk

Dementia Friendly Guide for Businesses

If you’re part of a business and would like to know more about how to make your business more dementia friendly, download our Dementia Friendly Business Guide here: Dementia Friendly Business Guide