A group supporting older people affected by dementia and other related health issues for more than 36 years is showing what it has on offer the townsfolk of Burton.
Approach is inviting people to find out about the day opportunities now on offer in Burton with activities including gentle exercises, ball games, art and craft, baking and a little gardening.
Most of Approach’s work has been based in North Staffordshire, but now it is providing day opportunities in East Staffordshire and the project has moved to the Queen Street Community Centre, in Burton, where they offer day care support and activities.
Organisers said that each group is designed to provide a structured, enjoyable day with group sizes being kept to a minimum so that everyone has plenty of help and support. The groups run between 10am and 3pm and a hot two-course meal is provided.
Throughout the day group members can participate in a wide range of activities, as well as being supported with any individual interests they may enjoy. Occasional visits and trips out to places of interest are arranged and the group offers a “high quality personalised service” for individuals.
Approach also provide a community based specialist one-to-one service called My Day My Way. This scheme allows individuals to pursue their favourite interests and pastimes with a little bit of help and support. The workers support people to enjoy a range of activities such as rambling, fishing, gardening, theatres and shopping.
To celebrate the move to the new venue at Queen Street, Approach is having an open day where there will be a formal opening by the Approach chief executive Will Boyce at 12.30pm on Thursday, July 20.
A spokesman said: “Approach welcomes anyone who is interested in older peoples’ day care to come and meet the team, see our activities and share some refreshments.”
More information is available by visiting the Approach website at www.approachstaffordshire.co.uk or by calling 01283 684008 or 01782 214999.