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Local family offer to cook Christmas meals on behalf of Dad

Local family offer to cook Christmas meals on behalf of Dad

This Christmas, Dementia Friendly Keighley are working with local communities to try and get Christmas meals to those who otherwise may not have one, due to living alone or isolating on COVID guidance. One caring family have offered to prepare up to 30 meals, on...

Art & Story Sessions

Art & Story Sessions

Art & Story sessions is a free opportunity for people living with Dementia and their companions, to try some surprising, creative activities, including wet-on-wet painting and storytelling. The group meets online, twice a month. Materials and ideas are sent out in...

Can you help a neighbour this Christmas?

Can you help a neighbour this Christmas?

This year Christmas will be difficult for many families in our district, but for those living alone or who may have been isolating for many months it will be extra hard. Dementia Friendly Keighley is happy to support a coordinated community response to a COVID...

Keighley Festive Bauble Project

Keighley Festive Bauble Project

The Keighley Festive Bauble Project is a collaboration between a number of local community organisations. These include The Parish of Keighley, Airedale Shopping Centre, Keighley BID, Keighley BID Local, Keighley Creative Space, Keighley Healthy Living, Get Out More...

Competition is Sweet for DFK Social Group

Competition is Sweet for DFK Social Group

The Brown Cow social group hosted a socially distanced 'Crumble Bake-Off' on Thursday 22nd October. A couple of weeks ago Howard Binns supplied the group with some marvellous Bramley apples from his own tree and after discussing what to do with them it was decided an...

DFK beats competition to take part in pioneering project

DFK beats competition to take part in pioneering project

Dementia Friendly Keighley has been chosen to take part in a national research and innovation programme that aims to help those feeling isolated, during the COVID-19 pandemic.   The programme, in collaboration with Catalyst and the National Lottery Community...

Dawn and David – Their Story

Dawn and David – Their Story

My husband David was diagnosed with young onset Alzheimer’s disease 6 years ago when he was 56. When Covid-19 struck David was at a care assessment unit where his needs were to be assessed for possible permanent placement in a care home. David had been in the home for...

Arts & Craft Club – New 8 Week Programme!

Arts & Craft Club – New 8 Week Programme!

31st  March for 8 weeks:  “Would you like to join a friendly, local art and craft group that welcomes new members living with Dementia, and their friends, family and carers? A new 8 week programme begins Tuesday 31st March, 10:30am - 12noon. Run by Gemma Hobbs in The...

Celebrate with Us – Our New Home

Celebrate with Us – Our New Home

“We are a friendly, local art and craft group that welcomes new members living with Dementia and their carers. Join us for a special project (10th March) as we make artwork to celebrate the opening of Dementia Friendly Keighley’s new home! For more information or to...

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One way you can support Dementia Friendly Keighley today on #GivingTuesday is to make a donation via the Virgin Money Giving link FOR THE VERY LAST TIME before the website closes for good tomorrow.

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charity-web/charity/finalCharityHomepage.action?charityId=1017495

Thank you for supporting people living with dementia.

Here's some felt making fun from last week's Monday Group - our Arts for Brain Health group supported by @GiveBradford & @peoplesbiz.
During the wet felting process, we layered up pieces of wool before adding soap & water and working it with our fingers until it knitted together.

We had a wonderful afternoon at Broomhill @coopuk on Sat celebrating the fact that their members have raised over £6000 for local causes!
Thanks to everyone who nominated us as their chosen charity. Because of you, we received over £2700 to help more people access our services.

We have been working with @CarersResource & @bradfordmdc to set up events for Carers Rights Day.

This includes offering vaccinations for carers and an opportunity for us to say thank you for their enormous contribution to our local health and care system https://www.carersresource.org/carer-service/carers-rights-day-2021/

Don't forget to book your place for one of our baubles decorating workshops next week.

These lovely examples were made by our volunteers Maralyn, Vera and April. Come along and do one yourself at either our 10.30-11.30am or 12.30-1.30pm session. Call 01535 602529 to book.

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