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Approach Invite You to the Launch of Their New Day Care Group; Branching Out

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Approach is pleased to offer a new type of Day Care Group for people living with dementia; Branching Out.

Approach has been providing specialist day groups for people living with dementia and related health issues for many years. In 2014, following requests from some group members and their carers Approach started running male only supported day groups called Men in Sheds which focuses on more practical, hands on activities.

The success of Men in Sheds has now led to requests for similar groups for females. Approach therefore has developed a new Gardening & Activities Day Care Group; Branching Out, based at the Brook Centre in Newcastle-under-Lyme which welcomes both men and women.

Research has shown that remaining active and pursuing interests and hobbies has a positive impact on the progression of dementia. Additionally, socialising with other people with similar interests in a supported group helps to maintain communication skills.

Throughout the day group members can participate in a wide range of activities and there are occasional visits and trips out to places of interest. We provide a high quality personalised service for individuals, supporting the specific interests they enjoy. Our aim is for group members to have an enjoyable day and for their family and carers to have time for themselves, knowing that their loved one is being well supported and cared for

To celebrate the launch of Branching Out, Approach is hosting a launch event on 22nd October 2019 at the Stanier Street site from 11.00am. Approach welcomes anybody who is interested in joining the group as well as professionals in the health and social care sector to come along and find out more. Members of local community groups, local Councillors and other support agencies are also invited to learn more how Approach supports people living with dementia. Also in attendance will be Approach Heads of Service who will be able to answer any questions relating to this new project.

The launch will also involve the grand opening of Approach’s brand new bespoke workshop which has been generously donated to Approach in memory of much loved Men in Sheds group member, John Bennion.

Join us as we celebrate the launch of the Branching Out project and thank the Bennion family for supporting the growth and development of our dementia support project.

To RSVP, please contact the Approach office on 01782 21499 or email enquiries@approachstaffordshire.co.uk

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