Support for Dementia

Cowbridge Rotary supports Dementia

Dementia Friendly mats
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Golden Oldies programme

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Golden Oldies

Every other Tuesday at 2:00pm, Cowbridge United Free Church, Maendy Room (Broadshoard Entrance) Finishes 4:00pm

14 May                   Dad’s Army                                      Preceded by Gentle Exercise

28 May                         Summer Holiday            Cliff Richard

11 June         Mamma Mia!                   Abba

25 June                  The King and I                 (4.15 finish)

 9 July                                 Summer Garden Party with a visit from a very special friend!

23 July                                Grease!                    Olivia Newton John & John Travolta


13 August         Love Me or Leave Me      Doris Day

27 August          Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

10 September           You’ll Never Get Rich!  With Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth

24 September    April in Paris                      Doris Day

  8 October   Love Me Tender                Elvis

22 October        Calamity Jane                   Doris Day   Returning by popular demand!

12 November     Christmas Crafts and Music  

26 November           The Pyjama Game    with Doris Day – ‘Hernando’s Hideaway’

10 December     Christmas Special!          Starting at 1:00pm  with Christmas Lunch

FREE ADMISSION    Fablas Ice Cream during the Interval

            Cowbridge United Free Church

Dementia Friendly Cowbridge      Further Information  Telephone 07969 605307

Dementia Friendly Cowbridge Official Launch Day

Dementia Friendly Cowbridge (“DFC”) was officially launched by the Mayor of Cowbridge Councillor Terry Williams on Friday 25 May. Speakers included The Secretary of State for Wales, Alan Cairns MP, Jane Hutt AM, Alan RT Davies AM, David Melding AM and David Harris President of Cowbridge Rotary who presented a cheque to The Alzheimer’s Society.

Rotarian Steven Blackman, Chairman of Dementia Friendly Cowbridge outlined DFC’s objectives which are to help build a more Dementia Friendly Community and provide support and information for people living with Dementia, their families and carers in Cowbridge.

The event was held in Cowbridge Lesser Hall with experts and local support organisations including The Medical practices, Admiral Nurses, Alzheimer’s Society, Keep Safe, The Memory Jar, Golden Oldies Cinema, Age Connects, JCP Solicitors and other social and friendship activities in Cowbridge. There was also time for plenty of tea and cake in a supportive and friendly environment. 

DFC was started as a joint initiative between Liz George former Mayor of Cowbridge and Steven Blackman when he was President of Cowbridge Rotary. Last year Cowbridge Rotary raised in excess of £6000 which was generously matched by the Waterloo Foundation to enable a cheque to be presented to Alzheimer’s Research for over £12000. This is in addition to over £4000 Rotary has raised in the past 5 years for Alzheimer’s charities.

One of DFC’s initiatives includes signing up local businesses and organisations to work towards becoming more Dementia friendly. Rotarian Colin Jones came up with the idea of providing a brightly coloured entrance mat to signify that the business had signed up and made a pledge. He found a supplier and a sponsor who provided £2500 to cover the cost of providing the mats. DFC and Rotary have 14 mats in place and 10 pending.

Each business has made a donation for these mats and the collected funds of £443 were presented to The Alzheimer’s Society by Rotary president David Harris during proceeding at The DFC official launch Day.