Dementia Awareness Week – Soul Journey with Verd de gris

To coincide with Dementia Awareness Week verd de gris in conjunction with Calderdale Libraries will be screening their beautiful film ‘Soul Journey’ at venues across the borough all week, including Halifax Central, King Cross, Hebden Bridge and Todmorden Libraries.

The film explores some of the myths that build up around dementia and weaves together spoken word, moving images and an original score to capture some of the beauty and dignity of the people taking part – and to celebrate the extraordinary richness of the landscape that means so much to them.

If you want to take part in the creative sessions contact jeff.vdg@btinternet.com for more information.

Dementia Awareness Week Events (15 -21 May)

Calderdale and Kirklees Alzheimer’s Society have a Dementia Roadshow Bus at Sowerby Bridge Market on Friday 13 May and more on the following dates’

  • Tuesday 17 May – Wellington Arcade, Brighouse – 12 to 1pm
  • Wednesday 18 May – Woolshops, Halifax – 11am to 1pm
  • Thursday 19 May – Todmorden Flea Market – 10am to 12pm
  • Friday 20 May – Hebden Bridge Town Hall – 10.30am to 12.30pm

During Dementia Awareness Week there will be events throughout Calderdale where you can ask any questions you have about Dementia and join in for a song if the mood takes you.

With memory trees at each event you are invited to write a message confronting dementia to hang on a tree.

Get involved with dementia awareness week

DAW15During dementia awareness week, go along and get involved with events taking place at both the Shay Stadium and the Orangebox Theatre.

Information Event at the Shay Stadium – Tuesday 19 May 10am to 12pm
Are you worried about your memory or that of someone you know? If so then go along to an information event and meet your local Memory Services Consultant, Dr Thiyagesh. There will be information stalls including Alzheimer’s Society, Social Services, Memory Services, Carer’s Project, creative and social groups.

Singing on a Train at Orangebox Theatre – Thursday 21 May 2pm to 3.30pm

For more information about either event or to book a place please call 01422 352789