Let’s start a dementia cinema in Coseley!

Unfortunately, due to the adverse weather conditions, we have decided to postpone the Dementia Cinema planning session tomorrow (12th Dec). The session will be re-arranged and we will announce the new date soon.. Apologies for any inconvenience.

East Coseley Big Local and Black Country Touring are looking for enthusiastic people to drop by and join them to chat, plan and share ideas to potentially start a dementia friendly community cinema within the Coseley area.

On the day, Lee Allen, Dementia Friends volunteer champion from the Alzheimer’s Society, will be delivering a Dementia Information Session for anyone interested to learn more about dementia and how it can affect people’s lives.

We will be talking with Olivia James of Black Country Touring about starting and planning for a dementia friendly community cinema in Coseley.

If you would like to get involved and come along please let us know, and also whether you would like to bring anyone along with you, by contacting neil@eastcoseleybiglocal.net

Date: TBC
Time: TBC
Venue: The Apple Tree Inn, 5 Central Drive, Bilston, WV14 9EW
All welcome!

Here’s a bit of background information for the day:

What is a dementia friendly cinema?
A dementia friendly community cinema provides a safe, welcoming and fun environment for people, families and carers living with dementia. The cinema is open to the whole community but the screenings are enhanced to suit the needs of people living with dementia who may feel a little isolated in the community.

What is a Dementia Friends Information Session?
A Dementia Friends Information Session is a fun, interactive way to learn a little about dementia and how it can affect people’s lives. Led by a volunteer Dementia Friends Champion, the Session lasts 45-60 minutes and covers five key messages that everyone should know about dementia, through activities and discussion.

What is East Coseley Big Local?
East Coseley Big Local is an exciting opportunity for residents to make a massive and lasting positive difference to their community. It brings together all the local talent, ambitions, skills and energy from individuals, groups and organisations who want to make the area an even better place to live.

Big Local is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and managed by Local Trust. There are 150 Big Local areas in England which have been allocated £1million each. East Coseley was selected as a Big Local area by the Big Lottery Fund in 2011. Find out more at www.eastcoseleybiglocal.net.


2 thoughts on “Let’s start a dementia cinema in Coseley!

  • November 22, 2017 at 6:56 am

    I have just undertaken a “snap shot” of what would make going to the cinema easier for people with dementia and their carers living in Dudley – happy to share this information with you..

    • November 28, 2017 at 4:20 pm

      Thanks Annette, that would be really useful – comms@dudleycvs.org.uk

      You are welcome to join us on the 12th.


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