Dementia Action Week – May 13-19

Colleagues will be out and about across Gloucestershire in May helping people to understand how to reduce their risk of Dementia.

Stalls will be manned at venues to coincide with Dementia Action Week, an annual event organised by the Alzheimer’s Society and supported by health and social care partners in the county.

There will will be stalls with information and people to talk to about dementia at:

  • Cinderford Tesco on Monday 13 May (10am-3pm)
  • Stow Market Place on Tuesday 14 May (10am-3pm)
  • Stratford Park, Stroud on Wednesday 15 May (10am-3pm)
  • Tewkesbury Morrisons and Nature Reserve on Thursday 16 May (10am-3pm)
  • Gloucester City Farmers Market on Friday 17 May (9am-3pm)
  • Westonbirt Festival entrance on Friday 17 May (9am-12noon)
  • Stroud Farmers Market on Saturday 18 May (9am-2pm)
  • Cheltenham John Lewis on Sunday 19 May (11am-2pm)

Steve Shelley-King, Consultant Dementia Nurse, said: “Each of these events are a great opportunity to talk to people about reducing the risk of dementia, whether that’s through physical exercise, mental activity or maintaining social connections and interaction.

“We’ll have a wide range of resources on each day and these are always interesting and valuable events that allow service providers to connect with people who can benefit from them. We look forward to meeting everyone who wants to drop by.

“As always, the week is supported by fantastic partners including Mindsong, Active Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire Carers Hub, Gloucestershire Age UK and Gloucestershire Dementia Action Alliance.”

Spring COVID vaccination clinics

Spring COVID vaccination clinics

As of Monday 20 May, our Community Outreach Vaccination and Health team (OVHT) will be offering COVID boosters in various locations across Gloucestershire.