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Why Accessible Film Screenings Will Be Great for People Affected by Dementia in Teesdale

Written by  Friday, 14 December 2018 13:02

Dementia Advisor Faith Walkwell writes how people living with Dementia will benefit from the new classic film matinees on the big screen at The Witham in Barnard Castle. 

As a Dementia Adviser for the Alzheimer’s Society I believe passionately that people living with dementia should be able to live the life they want to within their own communities, irrespective of their condition. 

We all have a part to play in achieving this through building greater awareness, understanding and support for those affected by dementia.  I am delighted that The Witham have committed to making a difference to people living with dementia by launching Accessible Film Screenings. 

Providing a safe, welcoming and accessible venue to enjoy films with family and friends will help to tackle the social and economic impact of living with dementia.  This is especially true in the Teesdale region, where tackling social isolation is particularly important.  Visits to the cinema are a hugely enjoyable and important part of many of our social lives, and the work undertaken by the Witham means that this can continue to be the case for people affected by dementia. 

Barnard Castle is a strong community that has demonstrated time and again a real commitment to living the values of a Dementia Friendly Community, and it’s wonderful to see the effort The Witham has made to enable people living with dementia to feel welcome and included in one of Teesdale’s leading arts venues.   
 
The Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Adviser Service offers practical and emotional support to everyone affected by dementia in Teesdale, get in touch today on 0191 3890400.

Thank you to Faith for your advice and Dementia Friendly training session for staff and volunteers. The classic film matinees are open to everyone - from those who don't like to go out at night when it's dark to those who prefer a more relaxed environment. It also offers a chance to enjoy these classic films on the big screen once more.

To discover what's coming up on the big screen The Witham, please click here. 

 

 

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