Dementia Action Week

Dementia Action Week

We are hosting events as part of Dementia Action Week ( 20 – 26 May)  – a week that unites individuals, workplaces and communities to take action and improve the lives of people living with dementia.

Memory Clinic

Tuesday 21 May, 10am-3pm

Display about how reminiscence, talking about the past can help people start and have a conversation with a person with dementia.

We will have a range of reminiscence materials for the general public to have a look at to provide ideas about how to get a conversation started.

Noirin Smith will also have a stand about the new Hartley Hospital.

In keeping with the theme of talking about the past we will also be asking members of the public to share their memories of Southport General Infirmary that used to be on the site of the new hospital.

Alzheimer’s Society will also be here with information on where to source help & support.


They will be a display all week of the Dementia Friends pledges made by year 6 pupils from Holy Family Primary School with Holly bank Nursing Home. All year 6 pupils at Holy Family are all now Dementia Friends.

Dementia Friends

We have organsied a session for Wednesday 11 May, 11am – 12pm

Relaxed Film Screening

Singin’ in the Rain (U)
Fri 24 May, 1.30pm – 3.15pm

Starring Gene Kelly, Donnald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds, this is the story of a great moment in motion picture history, when the screen learned to talk! Featuring songs to sing along to including Beautiful GirlMake ‘Em Laugh, Good Mornin’ and of course, Singin’ in the Rain.

£5/ Carers go free



Open Mon – Sat 10am – 4pm

Southport Double Take II is an exhibition featuring historic photos of Southport and the surrounding areas. Take a trip down memory lane to see if you recognise some of the places in the photos. Free entry


Telling the stories of Sefton, our museum is a wonderful place to bring back memories. Tracing the origins of Sefton Coast the museum has many artefacts donated by local people. Find out more about the role Sefton played during WW1 & WW11, how Southport Sands was a training ground for Grand National legend Red Rum as well as record-breaking attempts by racing drivers.  You can discover about some of Sefton’s key inventors including Frank Hornby ( inventor of Meccano and Hornby Trains) and Frank Hampson (creator of Dan Dare)



Posted on 18 May 2019 under General news

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