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Dementia Friendly Kent

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Kent’s Best Intergenerational Initiative

Any project promoting Intergenerational work, actively working with people living with dementia and raising awareness among the younger generation.

Working with Schools, Youth Groups and all Young People is incredibly important. We have had a huge number of examples of really good intergenerational work.

 

There are 3 main aims of the inter generational work.

  • To remove the stigma of dementia in society and achieve better community support and engagement for now and the future, by educating children and young people about the condition
  • Provide children and young people with confidence and insight into a widespread issue affecting their lives and communities
  • Provide interaction and enrichment between people with dementia and children/young people.

 

Kent’s Dementia Friendly Awards have been sponsored by businesses across Kent who are members of our Local Dementia Action Alliances and Dementia Friendly Communities

 

Our Kent's Best Intergenerational project finalists

My Life Story

Kristy from Kissing It Better (KIB) and Mrs Cleall from The Robert Napier School got together and arranged groups of students to visit their local residential home, using their unique talents to connect with the residents.

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Memory Makers Folkestone

We felt that there was an opportunity to engage with young people who will be the carers of the future in a way which meant students could feel comfortable by taking the Story Tellers “we refer to our older people as Story Tellers” to the School.

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Oasis Academy/ Dementia Cafe Isle of Sheppey

The activities started after the school became part of the Sheppey Dementia friendly communities. From those initial steps the team of 6th formers have volunteered their time, given reign to their imaginations and put in a lot of heart and effort into producing a number of the themed café events whilst also studying for their A Levels.

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