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Longtown Dementia Hub

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The Carlisle Dementia Action Alliance have announced that they are launching the first of what they hope will be a series of Dementia Information Hubs.  The Hubs will complement those presently provided by Memory Matters, the Alzheimer’s Society, and Age UK by offering a service outside of the City Centre of Carlisle.

Hosted by the Rotary Club of Brampton & Longtown the sessions at the Longtown Community Centre will be held on the 4th Tuesday of every month between 1.30 pm and 3.30pm.  This first will be on the 26th February.

The Information Hub is for those already living with Dementia and their carers.  It will also support those concerned about living with dementia and want to find out more.

The Hub will provide a relaxed and friendly atmosphere where members of the local community can share their thoughts, concerns and ideas.  They can spend time with those in a similar position to themselves and take advice from a range of local organisations and professionals

Kevin Walsh, Chair of the Carlisle Dementia Action Alliance said  “As we work toward making Carlisle and the surrounding towns and villages more Dementia Friendly Communities, we understand that we need to identify the needs of those living with dementia and their carers.  We hope that by setting up these Information Hubs we can help them shape a range of supportive services in the area.”

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