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Dementia Awareness Day at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Dementia Awareness Day at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire is marking National Dementia Awareness Week, 15th – 21st May, by inviting those living with dementia and their carers to come and enjoy a visit to Blists Hill Victorian Town on Friday, 20th May at a very special price of just £5 per couple.

Whether living at home or in care people with dementia are at risk of becoming isolated and lonely. Their carers often suffer from the same lack of contact with others, as they feel they have fewer opportunities to engage with the community.

The Ironbridge Gorge Museums are an ideal place to get out of the house and meet other people in a safe and welcoming environment. As members of the Dementia Action Alliance and the Safe Places Scheme, and with many staff being Dementia Friends, the Ironbridge Gorge Museums do all they can to make a visit as stress free and enjoyable as possible.

Blists Hill’s Dementia Awareness Day is an opportunity for people living with dementia to come and try out the Ironbridge Gorge Museum’s largest site at a specially reduced price of £5 per couple (normal entry is £17.95 per adult). At the end of the visit, it’s easy to upgrade to an Annual Passport Ticket for an additional fee which allows you unlimited return visits to all ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums for one year.

Living well with dementia is all about doing as much as possible to enjoy an active, interesting and engaging lifestyle. There is something for everyone at Blists Hill Victorian Town from looking at the Victorian cottages and shops, talking to the costumed demonstrators, having a ride on the horse and cart or simply enjoying a cone of traditional fish and chips, while sitting in the flower garden.

To obtain the special discount on 20th May, those guests living with dementia just need to tell the staff that they are taking part in the Dementia Awareness Day.

Other providers of local dementia services will be available on the day to give information about how they can help and where to get advice.

Open 10am to 5pm Blists Hill is one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums.

For further information call the Ironbridge Tourist Information Centre on 01952 433 424 or visit www.ironbridge.org.uk. The Gorge is easily reached via the M54 motorway exiting at Telford junction 4 or 6.

 

Date Posted: 11th May 2016


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