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Dementia Friendly Kent

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Dementia Friendly Community Forums

 Across Kent we have a number of local Dementia Friendly Community Forums and Dementia Action Alliances

These local groups are working to improve the lives of local people affected by dementia by encouraging  a community response. Allowing people to remain part of their community and maintaining their lifestyles for as long as practical

Every one of us can make a difference

To bring about a society wide response to dementia

Every one is welcome to attend or to contact the groups to find out more.


On the links to the left of the page you will be able to read more about the local forums across Kent

Below are a list of local meeting dates


Kent Dementia Friendly Communities 

Dates for your Diary 2016  


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All dates correct at time of publishing but all subject to change so please do check back.

Kent Wide Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) Dates 2016

17th March 2-4 pm,  29th Jun 10-12 noon, 28th Sept 2-4 pm, 12th Dec 10-12 noon

Sessions House,  Maidstone.

for more information please contact Tracey.schneider@kent.gov.uk


Kent’s DAA Cultural Arm Dates 2016

27th Jan 12-2pm, 24th March 2-4 pm, 30th Jun 2-4 pm, 7th Sept 12-2 pm, 17th Nov 2-4pm

Sessions House,  Maidstone.

for more information please contact Tracey.schneider@kent.gov.uk



West Kent  Dementia Action Alliance (WDAA)

9th March 2-4 pm, 15th Jun 2-4 pm,  21st Sept 10-12 noon, 7th Dec 10-12 noon at Sessions House, Maidstone.   For more information please contact Tracey.schneider@kent.gov.uk


Maidstone Dementia Friendly Community Forum,  meets at Dairy Court, Loose.  1st March 2-4 pm, 7th Jun 2-4 pm, 6th Sept 2-4 pm,  6th Dec 2-4 pm  contact Tracey.schneider@kent.gov.uk

Tunbridge Wells Dementia Friendly Community Forum,  Tunbridge Wells Council Offices.  12th Jan 2-4 pm, 12th April 2-4 pm, 12th July 2-4 pm  contact Tracey.schneider@kent.gov.uk

Tonbridge Dementia Friendly Community Forum,  contact: Tracey.schneider@kent.gov.uk

West Malliing Dementia Friendly Community Forum,  contact:lyn.Rootes@ageconcernmalling.org.uk

Sevenoaks Dementia Friendly community Forum , meets at Sevenoaks Council Offices. 31st Mar 2-4pm, 5th May 2-4pm, 7th July 2-4pm, 8th Sept 2-4pm, contact symone.salwan@homeinstead.co.uk

Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley Dementia Action Alliance (DGS DAA)

11th Feb, 12th May, 11th Aug, 17th Nov, all 1:30-3:30 pm at The Elizabeth Raybould Centre, Bow Arrow Lane, Dartford.

for more information please contact Jo.Evans@kent.gov.uk.

Dartford Dementia Friendly Community Forum, Orchards Shopping Centre ‘Meeting place’   26th Jan,  26th Apr, 26th Jul, 25th Oct , all 12:30-2:30  contact Jo.Evans@kent.gov.uk

Gravesham Dementia Friendly Community Forum,     21st Mar, 3:30-5:30   at Garden Lodge, Dene Holm Road, Gravesend contact Jo.Evans@kent.gov.uk

Swanley & Northern Parishes Dementia Friendly Community Forum, The Orchards Academy    22nd Jan 4th Mar, 3rd Jun, 9th Sept, 2nd Dec  10-12 noon contact Tracey.schneider@kent.gov.uk

DGS DAA Networking Event – 16th Feb 10-2pm at The Longfield Academy. please contact dementiafriendlykent@kent.gov.uk to book your place.


SWALE meetings

Isle of Sheppey Dementia Friendly Community Forum at The Healthy Living center, Sheerness.  20th Jan, 20th Apr, 20th Jul, 26th Oct all 3 – 5 pm  contact Jo.Evans@kent.gov.uk

Sittingbourne Dementia Friendly Community Forum at ASDA Sittingbourne ‘Community Room’ 10th Mar, 9th Jun, 15th Sept, 1st Dec, all 4 – 6 pm contact Tracey.schneider@kent.gov.uk

Faversham Dementia Action Alliance – venue to be confirmed    contact Alisoncarter@noplacelikehome.eu   dates: 10th Feb,  11th May, 14th Sep, 7th Dec all 6-8 pm.  Dementia Awareness week EVENT: Sat 21st May

The Oasis Academy, Isle of Sheppey – Themed Dementia Cafe Events- 17th March/East Site, 19th May/West Site, 14th July/East Site all 2pm  – Coffee Mornings 25th Jan, 8th Feb, 29th feb all at 9.30 am on the West Site


Canterbury  Dementia Action Alliance (CDAA)

24th March , 23rd Jun ,  22nd  Sept , 22nd Dec all 10-12 noon  at Blean Village Hall.   For more information please contact Tracey.schneider@kent.gov.uk


Ashford  Dementia Action Alliance (ADAA)

8th March , 14th Jun ,  14th Sept , 13th Dec,  all 2-4 pm  at Ashford Council Offices.   For more information please contact Elizabeth.Taylor@Alzheimers.org.uk


Dover District  Dementia Action Alliance (DDDAA)

21th Jan, 26th Apr, 19th Jul, 25th Oct   all 2-4 pm  at Maison Dieu House, Biggin Street, Dover.   For more information please contact Tracey.schneider@kent.gov.uk


Shepway District  Dementia Action Alliance (SDAA)

19th Jan, 26th Apr, 19th Jul, 25th Oct   all 10-12 noon  at The Broadmeadow extra care center, Folkestone.   For more information please contact Tracey.schneider@kent.gov.uk


Thanet District  Dementia Action Alliance (SDAA)

13th Jan, 13th Apr, 13th Jul, 12th Oct   all 3:30pm at Age UK Thanet.   For more information please contact Jo.Evans@kent.gov.uk

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