Welcome to Dementia Friendly Kent

Dementia Friendly Kent

Did you know your Internet Explorer is out of date?

To get the best possible experience using our website we recommend that you upgrade to a newer version or other web browser. A list of the most popular web browsers can be found below.

Just click on the icons to get to the download page

If you understand that your browser is inadequate but you still wish to view the site click here

Blean Dementia Lunch Club volunteers

Blean Dementia Lunch Club volunteers

Blean Dementia Awareness monthly lunch club is held in Blean Village Hall and started in April 2014; The hall plays a major part in village life as a fit for purpose 21st Century community centre providing essential services based on local needs.   The village hall site is centrally located and easily accessible by bus, car or pedestrians. It is used by 21 regular user groups plus private hires that include the Dementia Awareness lunch club.

“The idea of the lunch club was proposed by 3 local residents who, like me, had personal “experience” of the impact of living with dementia within their professional, personal and family lives.  A member of a group (who meet in the hall weekly) also expressed interest in helping with the lunch club.  The lunch club is collaboratively organised, inclusive to all, and run by a small group of community volunteers/founder members with a member of the user group”

Guests to the club are able to take time out to sit down and chat with a simple message: “come to lunch” monthly. Our aim and objective is to offer 2 hours in a relaxed, friendly, welcoming environment and companionship on a Saturday from 12 – 2pm (when other formal services aren’t available).. The service is targeted at local people who understand both the nature and impact of living with dementia.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email