Bridgend Alzheimer’s Society moved to new offices in May this year and Bridgend MP Madeleine Moon dropped in to see them last week.
The move from Glanrhyd Hospital to Bridgend Industrial Estate this year has meant that they have modern, larger premises which are more accessible for people. The new offices are in the old Health Authority Building in North Court Road.
"I had a cheque for the Bridgend Alzheimer’s Society after completing a parliamentary questionnaire and handed it over to Kerry Phelps Service Manager as a donation towards their activities."
Kerry and her Team explained that having received an award from the Big Lottery Fund they are now providing a Voice & Choice Advocacy Service and Befriending Service. Also another new support project Try Something New for people living with dementia introducing gardening, IT skills, cookery, armchair aerobics and arts & crafts.
It was good to hear that their other projects the Feel Good Cafes in Bridgend and Porthcawl were well established, giving an opportunity for dementia sufferers and their friends/carers to relax together and share information. Singing for the Brain was also going well, a stimulating and fun experience held in Nolton Church Hall in Bridgend. Kerry also told me about Dementia Friends which was launched in February in Wales. Encouraging staff in businesses, hotels, voluntary organisations and doctor’s surgeries to undertake a training course which gives them a better understanding of dementia and how they can help support their clients.
To find out more details about the Bridgend Alzheimer’s activities go to the website: www.alzheimer.org.uk - Services in the Bridgend & District.
27 November 2014