Friday, 30 August 2013

PALM Launch

Really enjoyed the launch of PALM at Balerno Parish Church this week. Hosted in St Joseph's Hall, PALM (People with Advanced Loss of Memory) is a new group created -

  • To provide a space for people with memory loss and their carers to meet others for support and social contact.
  • To use activities such as music, movement, reminiscence and craft to enhance the wellbeing of the person with advanced memory loss.
  • To provide an opportunity for informal support and information for carers.

    More details on the Balerno Church website. It was really well attended and it looks like this could be a popular monthly routine. As we know, with an ageing population and an increase in age related health conditions we need to look more to providing community based services that support people in their own homes and their own area. Not forgetting  a bit of support for carers too obviously and the PALM cafĂ© aims to do this.
    Congratulations and thanks to Kay and her colleagues for staging such a successful opening event and to the church for hosting. Looks like this will grow and there's obviously a need for such initiatives.

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