How Sport Relief has helped older people in Gateshead
Sport Relief is back on our screens tonight in the floury form of Great Sport Relief Bake Off.
Making an appearance alongside writer Victoria Coren Mitchell and sports presenter Chris Kamara will be Newcastle-based charity Dementia Care.
Gold medal Olympian Denise Lewis visited the charity in Brunswick Village which has set up The Living Room in partnership with Bernard Gilpin Primary School.
With Sport Relief funding the Living Room opens its doors each week to people living with dementia, their carers, families and young people for intergenerational sessions.
It’s fantastic to see innovative projects for people living with dementia and their carers being funded on Tyneside.
People’s memory may go but our imagination stays with us. Creativity is a vital way for people to communicate, live in the moment and have an improved quality of life. We know the difference Sport Relief funding can make to communities.
From our HenPower project at Wood Green in Gateshead, to a community choir based at Winton Court and our older people’s dance group in Northumberland, they have all benefited from Sport Relief funding to help reconnect older people and those living with dementia to their communities.
Find out more about our projects here.
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