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Launch of Memory Lane

20 February 2013

Bury FC Community Trust’s launch a new health initiative - Memory Lane

This week will see the launch of Bury FC Community Trust’s new health initiative, Memory Lane, which is aimed at providing a range of opportunities for men who are worried about dementia or who are suffering from early onset dementia.

The launch, which will take place on Thursday 21st February at 11am at the Bury FC Social Club will be attended by a number of council officials, including the Lord Mayor of Bury, Councillor Joan Grimshaw, the Leader of the Council, Councillor Mike Connolly and Councillor Rishi Shori, the Council’s health lead, as well as community representatives and the club manager, Kevin Blackwell alongside a number of first team players.

Memory Lane will then take place every Wednesday, in partnership with Bury’s Dementia Cafes and the Bury Primary Care Trust, between 11am-1.30pm at the social club with the aim of providing opportunities for males alongside their carers to meet new friends and socialise whilst taking part in a number of different activities.  These might include Wii sports, scrapbook making, painting, games and puzzles and a chance to relive memories of Bury FC from days gone by. All of these activities have been shown to be beneficial to dementia sufferers and to help them engage in conversations with their carers and families. There will also be a number of outside speakers at each session to help provide information to participants to help with independent living, such as information about fire safety and the importance of healthy eating.

A number of day trips will also be organised for the people attending Memory Lane, including a visit to the new National Football Museum in Manchester and trips out to the local parks.

Please click here for more information about Memory Lane and to contact Bury FC’s Community Trust if you would like to get involved in some way, as a participant or as a volunteer.

Click here to download the poster for Memory Lane

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