Steven D Morris Optician Sandbach Recognised as Dementia Friendly
Steven D Morris Optician on Welles Street, Sandbach has been formally recognised for their work to make Sandbach dementia friendly. They are the first opticians in Sandbach to be recognised in this way during the current initiative sponsored by Dementia Friendly Sandbach. To celebrate this, the ‘Working to become Dementia Friendly 2020-2021’ logo was handed over to staff Jo Pointon and Jacqui Green on Friday 19th November. Jo and Jacqui attended a Dementia Friends Information session in the opticians and became Dementia Friends, joining over 1,100 existing Dementia Friends in the CW11 post code. They also agreed to consider changing their welcome mat to a more dementia friendly one.
Dave Whitworth, Chair of Dementia Friendly Sandbach, said ‘It’s great to welcome Morris’ opticians to the growing list of shops and businesses in Sandbach being recognised as dementia friendly. We hope to recognise more local shops in the coming weeks.’
Dave added: ‘We’re continuing to run face to face dementia friendly coffee mornings monthly at Sandbach Rugby Club and the Market Tavern for those living with dementia, carers, family and friends. We’re also running a Christmas party at Sandbach Cricket Club on Thursday 16th December starting at 2pm, including musical entertainment from Sandbach School.’
Jo and Jacqui said ‘We really enjoyed the Dementia Friends session and valued the information. We look forward to continuing to welcome everybody, especially those affected by dementia.’ ’.
If anybody is interested in supporting future dementia friendly initiatives in Sandbach, please make contact via our website www.dementiafriendlysandbach.org or our Facebook page @DementiaFriendlySandbach or by phone on 07593 533260.
Jacqui Green (left) and Jo Pointon (right) just after receiving their Dementia Friends badges in Morris’ opticians.
On behalf of Dementia Friendly Sandbach
Contact tel: 07593 533260; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org