Christian responses to 21st Century demographics

CHRISTIAN RESPONSES TO 21st CENTURY DEMOGRAPHICS

As life expectancy increases, there are new challenges for us as Christians. Growing Old Grace-fully seeks to provide opportunities to explore these in a safe and supportive environment

GROWING A DEMENTIA FRIENDLY PARISH

How should we behave towards people with dementia when they come to join in church services? This is a difficult area for many people and needs sensitive treatment.

FACING THE LOSSES OF LATER LIFE

As we live longer and grow older we can find that our life is constricted in various ways. How do we approach this positively? How do we prepare to face our own death?

Across the Diocese of Leeds

Welcoming Older People: ideas for and from parishes

Welcoming Older People: ideas for and from parishes

We are delighted that our Guide for parishes on learning from and caring for older people is now available to download (you need to register). This Guide is free and contains practical ideas and case studies to support church communities in valuing older people and benefiting from their gifts. We are going on tour round the Diocese to launch the Guide and circulate printed copies. To find out more or book a short session, please email Rachel at growing.old.gracefully@dioceseofleeds.org.uk .
Is your parish dementia friendly?

Is your parish dementia friendly?

Find out more about how your Parish can respond sensitively to people with dementia.
Events Calendar

Events Calendar

Sep
19
Tue
Dementia friendly cafes event – Leeds @ Civic Hall Banquet Hall
Sep 19 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Leeds Older People’s Forum are running an event specifically for people who run and/or attend dementia friendly groups. Dementia Frienly Cafes Event 19th Sept 2017

The aim of this event is to create a support network, and highlight challenges and ideas that Dementia Friendly Leeds can offer support with going forward. There will be workshops on Transport, Funding and Attendance and speakers are:

 

  • Tim Sanders – Memory cafes in Leeds: success and diversity
  • Janice Newsome – History of Pot A Tea cafe (one of the oldest dementia friendly cafes in Leeds)
  • Sarah Goodyear – ‘Support Leeds’ dementia friendly Campaign Officer

 There will also be stalls with relevant information (dementia adventure, Carers Leeds, Advonet, Care & Repair, Leeds Alternative Travel, Alzheimers memory support workers, Butterfly transport/care).

Any questions, or to book your place, contact Maria – maria@opforum.org.uk. They will send out more detailed information closer to the time.