The Parish of Sacred Heart & St Joseph has 26 Dementia Friends

The Sacred Heart & St Joseph in Hemsworth is now the 6th Parish in our Diocese to start the process of becoming a dementia friendly parish.

Thank you to everyone who attended ‘Becoming a Dementia Friendly Parish’ session on Wednesday 27th September.   Growing Old Grace-fully was given such a warm welcome, which started with evening mass.  26 people each became a Dementia Friend, including two people from the local community who are not parishioners.

Janet, a parishioner, is planning to start a monthly coffee morning for those living with memory loss and their carers in the parish hall.    “There is nothing like this in Hemsworth for people living with dementia and it’s really needed” Janet told me.   Growing Old Grace-fully look forward to coming back to Hemsworth for a chat and a coffee at this new morning event when it’s up and running.  We need to share the wonderful work that shows the love of God in action happening in our parishes across our Diocese and beyond.

Thank you again to all who attended, to Fr Anthony for arranging this and for everyone for making me so welcome.

Rachel Walker, Project Coordinator

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