Christian responses to 21st Century demographics
CHRISTIAN RESPONSES TO 21st CENTURY DEMOGRAPHICSAs 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
BEING A DEMENTIA-FRIENDLY CHURCHHow 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 LIFEAs 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
How shall we sing the Lord's song in the strange land of dementia?
As part of our aim to help parishes be more 'Later Life-Friendly', we are offering a number of short sessions on Becoming a Dementia-Friendly Parish. To understand how your parish can work towards becoming dementia-friendly, or to discuss other ways of valuing and supporting people in later life, please get in touch.
All members and supporters of the 24 Local Dementia Action Alliances throughout Yorkshire & Humber are welcome – but places are limited!
COME AND HEAR SOME INSPIRING STORIES including:
- West Yorkshire Playhouse creating Dementia Friendly Performances
- How the Artyfacts Exhibition at Craven Museum and Gallery came about
- Fruitful partnerships between Kirklees Everybody Active and Kirklees DAA
- Wakefield Libraries developing an open-to-all, dementia-friendly model
- Yorkshire Sculpture Park building a dementia friendly programme
- North Yorks Sports: Club-as-a-Hub scheme and dementia-friendly pools
If you feel you have an example of good practice to share from your own area please email or phone Louise Swingler, the Project Manager for Y&H DAA:
firstname.lastname@example.org 07877 366187