Dementia Friendly Shepperton shares their experience with Mauritius!

Saturday 5 August 2017

Dementia-Friendly Shepperton Visitors from the Borough’s twin town in Mauritius stopped off at Shepperton Village Hall to help mark Dementia Awareness Week during a tour of the area on 16 May. The event featured stalls and displays by several organisations whose work is directly related to people who have dementia and their families, as well as a handful of others who can support and enrich their lives. Shepperton is the first town in the Borough to pledge its commitment to become ‘dementia-friendly’. This involves training for shop staff in how to help customers who might have dementia; better signage to make it easier to get around; social and support groups for patients and carers; practical measures to help make life less stressful. Further events are planned across the Borough, visit our webpage.

To find out more please contact Community Connector Nigel Drury by email community.connector@spelthorne.gov.uk or call 01784 448587. Photo: Friendly faces: Volunteers and visitors to the Shepperton Dementia Friendly event, including centre front row (red tie) Chief Executive, District Council Grand Port, Mauritius, Shyam Teeluck and (yellow jacket) Chair of the district council Nirmal Domah.