‘Bin to Craft- a dementia friendly creative project. Weekly workshops start 20th July 2018.
Free sessions take place weekly, Fridays 10am-12pm, with tea and coffee served before from 9.30am. Sessions are held in the craft room at Oakland Village, Hall Farm Road, Swadlincote, Derbyshire. DE11 8LH.
For more information or for support to access sessions call Kalila on 07739 088066 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is how Pat, one of the participants described her experience of taking part in creative activities with People Express: ‘I had stopped taking part in everything, and I was sitting at home feeling sorry for myself, and this letter came saying I had Alzheimers, so I thought that’s it- do something with your life! So they told me about these sessions at the Alzheimers meeting and along I came. I was in a course at college, a long time ago doing basket weaving, all sorts of creative things. Then I had children and everything went by the way side, now they are saying I have Alzheimers, I felt like I had just sank into feeling sorry for myself. It takes some effort to start something new, but I’m so proud. Painting- I’ve always thought i can’t do that but now I’ve done this and i love it. I feel like these sessions have given me a new lease of life’
‘Bin to Craft is a Crafty Chatters project, kindly supported by an Awards for All grant from The Big Lottery Fund.