DEMENTIA ACTION WEEK 2019: 20th – 26th MAY

list of activities for DAA



Wednesday 22nd May 2019, 12 noon – 2.30pm

The Annex Sunshine House Community Ctr Wellington St Wigan, WN1 3SA

If you would like to come along, please book your place by calling 01942 828778 or email [email protected]

The theme for Dementia Action Week 2019 is Inclusion. Small acts of kindness can make a huge difference in helping people with dementia stay connected. It’s as simple as continuing to stay in touch with, talk to and visit friends, family or neighbours with dementia.

Why not learn more about dementia or explore volunteering opportunities to help someone in your local area. This year Alzheimer’s Society is urging everyone to unite and take action so people living with dementia can stay connected to the things they love for longer.

For more information visit

Please note there may be a small charge for some activities

MONDAY 20TH MAY Awareness Raising 10am – 1pm, Pop along and find out more about Dementia at our information stands in the Grand Arcade in Wigan Town Centre Ashton Carers Support 1pm to 3pm, Sams Dry Bar, Heath Road Ashton in Makerfield, WN4 9DY

Dementia Awareness Walk Pennington Flash Country Park 11am. Call Tracy on 07943 840 259

TUESDAY 21ST MAY Dementia Friendly Walk 11am Mesnes Park, Meeting at the lodge entrance. Accessible to EVERYONE Call Tracy on 07943 840 259 Ashton – Magical Memories 1pm-3pm at Ashton Library, Wigan, WN4 8BH. Call 07734070203

Alzheimer’s Society Wigan Dementia Cafe 1.30pm–3.30pm at The Wheel restaurant, Wigan College, WN1 1RS. Call 01942 247837.

Alzheimer’s Society Hindley Dementia Friendly Lunch’ 12 noon – 2.00pm at Summat to Ate, Market Street, Hindley, WN2 3AN. No booking required

Blast from the Past, The Hub Reminiscence morning Higher Folds Community Stirling Cl, Leigh WN7 2UB 10.30am – 12 noon, all welcome. Please ring 01942 673327 to book your free place

WEDNESDAY 22ND MAY Shared Reading Group 11am-12.30pm, Wigan & Leigh Carers Centre: 7 Frederick Street, Hindley, WN2 3BD. Call 07807 106838.

Bickershaw Buddies 12.30pm-2.30pm at Bickershaw Village Community Club, Bickershaw Lane, WN2 5TE.

Red Folio – The Ruby Room Friendly Art Workshops 10.30am – 12.30pm St.Wilfrid’s Parish Hall, Church Street, Standish Wigan WN6 OJT Call 07791897429

THURSDAY 23RD MAY Empire Wigan – Dementia Friendly Cinema, Screening Mamma Mia 11am at 4 Anjou Blvd, Robin Park Rd, Wigan WN5 0UL This is a ticketed event that can be booked on-line at select Wigan or directly at the box office. Tickets will be limited for the event.

Wigan Men’s Shed 11am-2pm at Platt Bridge Community Centre, Platt Bridge, WN2 5EG. Call 01942 732022.

Miss Places Creative crafting, bingo and brew 1pm-3pm, Platt Bridge Community Zone, 81 Ribble Road, Platt Bridge, WN2 5EG. Call 07513 139930.

Shared Reading Group 12pm-1pm, Atherton Library, York St, Atherton, Manchester M46 9JH. Call 07807 106838

Shared Reading Group 1.30pm-2.30pm Belong Atherton, 55 Mealhouse Lane, M46 0EU.

Aspull Friendship Group 10am – 12pm Friendship Group, Aspull Methodist Church, Wigan Rd, Aspull, Wigan WN2 1PP Call 07807 106838.

Happy Circle 1pm -3pm, all welcome. Standish Methodist church, High street, Standish. Call 01942 221039

FRIDAY 24TH MAY Dementia Friendly Swimming , 11.15am – 12.15pm, Howe Bridge Leisure Centre, Eckersley Fold Lane, M46 0PJ. Call 01942 488481

Wigan Men’s Shed 11am-2pm at Platt Bridge Community Centre, Platt Street, WN2 5EG, Call 01942 732022

Dementia Friendly at Ashton Town 12pm-2pm at Ashton Town AFC, Edge Green St, Ashton, WN4 8SL

Lifelines Café 1.30pm–3.30pm, St James Centre, home of St James with St Thomas Church, Poolstock Lane, Wigan WN3 5EZ. Call 01942 740777

Leigh – Dementia Friendly Reading Group 2pm-3.30pm, Sharing stories, books and friendships, Leigh library, Civic Square, Market Street, WN7 1EB. Call 01942 404404

Awareness Raising 10am – 1pm, Pop along and find out more about Dementia at our information stands in the Galleries in Wigan Town Centre

EXHIBITIONS taking place at Wigan STEAM Marsden Street Wigan, WN1 Martha [Alzheimer’s Machine III] by Matthew Pickering Saturday 18th May – Saturday 5th July Preview and Workshop Friday 24th May 7pm – 9pm Entrance fee £3 – Booking required

Activity Day Saturday 25th May 11am – 3pm Drop in session for more info visit