Building a dementia friendly space.

We are planning to have a garden space within the Morfa Gateway area. To raise awareness of Prestatyn Dementia Friendly Community.

This will replace the garden that is currently at the Old Library on Nant Hall Road in Prestatyn.

The area around the old library is due for redevelopment in the near future. Therefore we have taken the decision to relocate the space over to the Morfa Gateway site.

Since 2015 the garden has been entered in both the RHS “It’s your Neighbourhood” and as part of Prestatyn in Bloom.

We intend to enter again this year as part of the wider morfa gateway area.

Dementia Garden at the old library Prestatyn
The existing Dementia Friendly Space at The Old Library

We have a number of exciting plans including having an accessible flowerbed that will be filled with similar plants to the old bed.

This is currently under construction. Also we will be designing signage to help raise awareness.

The area is on a well used route for walking into town, within a great recreation space. Utilised a lot by dog walkers, and lots of footballers over the weekend.

Each year Maria from Grow Wild the outreach arm of Kew Gardens. Leads a walk as part of the Prestatyn and Clwydian range walking festival.

In 2019 we hope to include this area as part of the walk, to help raise further awareness.

Our volunteer leaders are also Chair and Champions for the Friendly Community initiative. Therefore are really keen to see the project come to fruition.

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Start of the safety barrier work.

About Prestatyn Dementia Friendly Community.

The dementia friendly  programme encourages everyone to share responsibility for ensuring that people with dementia feel understood, valued and able to contribute to their community.

Dementia Friends Information Sessions are run by volunteer Friends Champions, who are trained and supported by Alzheimer’s Society. Each Information Session lasts around one hour. You will learn more about and how you can help to create dementia friendly communities.

Weekly drop in sessions are held at the Old Library on Nant Hall road Prestatyn LL19 9LH from 2pm to 4pm every Friday.

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