Dementia Friends Launch in Ballycastle

Bluebird Care Coleraine attended the launch of Ballycastle as a Dementia Friendly town on Wednesday 9th November at the Marine Hotel in Ballycastle.

22/05/2019

Bluebird Care Coleraine attended the launch of Ballycastle as a Dementia Friendly town on Wednesday 9th November at the Marine Hotel in Ballycastle.

Bluebird Care Coleraine attended the launch of Ballycastle as a Dementia Friendly town on Wednesday 9th November at the Marine Hotel in Ballycastle.

Some months ago, the Alzheimer’s Society approached businesses and services in Ballycastle in regards to becoming Dementia Friends.  Having received such a positive response, Dementia Friends training was provided.

Local people, businesses, services and the Northern Health Trust gathered to support the official launch of Ballycastle being named as a Dementia Friendly town.  On the evening, there were a number of guest speakers that included: a local business owner; a service user of the Alzheimer’s Society; Adrian Friel, Services Manager from the Alzheimer’s Society; Pamela Frazer, Dementia Friendly Community Support Manager; and, Hugh Nelson, Head of Community Well-being, Northern Trust.