Preston charity Age Concern Central Lancashire has launched a memory box initiative to help people with dementia.Advertisement
The boxes will be used at the charity’s Dementia Day Care Centres in Fulwood and Bamber Bridge, and within the homes of service users and their families.
The charity purchased the boxes using a £1,000 donation from Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation, after being nominated by the Preston branch.
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Kim Reynolds, manager of Yorkshire Building Society in Preston, said: “We are proud to be able to support Age Concern Central Lancashire in our community in Preston with a donation from Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation.
“The work that they are doing to support people with memory concerns and their carers is providing a real benefit to their lives.”
As restrictions lift, the charity is planning to create a therapeutic loaning library whereby the boxes can be requested by families for use at home.
Alison Turner, Head of Dementia Services at Age Concern Central Lancashire, said: “We are really thankful for the donation from Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation. This will help us support even more people outside the walls of our centres.
“As soon as possible our free Dementia Community Links service will be taking the boxes out in communities and engaging with people who are isolated in their homes through therapeutic reminiscence activities to enable them to stay at home for longer.”
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To find out more about the memory boxes, including how to access them, contact the Age Concern Central Lancashire Dementia Services Team on 01772 968996.
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