Girlings was delighted to support Age UK Herne Bay as part of the charity’s Dementia Awareness Week (17th – 23rd May ) initiative. Dementia Awareness Week offers us all an opportunity to gain a better understanding of those living with Dementia and appreciate what their Family Carers are faced with on a daily basis.
The Age UK Marigolds Team collected items to make goodie bags, including hot chocolate cones, crocheted forget-me-nots and mugs donated from Girlings Solicitors, delivered to those who they support through a range of services.
Girlings Solicitors are also proud to be working in partnership with Age UK Herne Bay and Whitstable and Charlotte Nock, a specialist in Wills, LPAs and Probate attends monthly Dementia Drop-in Clinics in Herne Bay and Whitstable to give pro-bono legal advice to those in need. You can find out more about Charlotte and Age UK Herne Bay & Whitstable here.
Dementia Friends is an Alzheimer’s Society initiative which aims to change people’s perceptions of dementia. Girlings is proud to have joined the ‘Dementia Friendly’ campaign, and is a recognised as an organisation working to become dementia friendly. Ovid Busette, Private Client solicitor, Dementia Friend and recently appointed chair of the Dementia Action Alliance tells us more about being a Dementia Friend here.
A note from Age UK: Everyone deals with the challenges of Dementia in their own way, but here are some ideas that have helped others.
To find out more about the services we offer in supporting those living with Dementia and their Family Carers, please contact Audra on 01227 749570