Inspirational talk on Dementia Awareness

The Torquay Chamber of Commerce arranged an inspirational talk about Dementia Awareness, which was held at the offices of Boyce Hatton on the Terrace on the 12th February.  As there were so many people who wished to attend, a second talk was arranged later that day.  Both talks were given by the guest speaker, Maureen Chivers, a Dementia Friend who also discussed what is involved in becoming a Dementia Friends Champion.

Our grateful thanks to Boyce Hatton for allowing the Chamber to hold the talks in their Boardroom .

This is just the beginning of the Chamber’s mission to help Torquay become a Dementia friendly town.  To that effect, The Chamber’s Chair, Susie Colley, has undertaken training and is now a Dementia Friends Champion.  Susie is happy to come and talk to organisations who feel they and their staff would benefit in hearing how Torquay can become even more Dementia friendly.

Some people have already benefited from this:

“The dementia training was extremely rewarding, enlightening and a must for anyone in any business.

I learnt so much about how dementia affects people’s perceptions, and how my business can change a few simple things to help those with dementia.

It was an hour well spent !”

If you are interested in learning more, or becoming a Champion, please email chair@torquaychamberofcommerce.co.uk. or phone Susie Colley on 01803 314600

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