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Volunteers needed to help Alzheimer’s sufferers
12:50pm Thursday 31st January 2013 in News
VOLUNTEERS are needed to help at a local service for people living with dementia in Swindon.
The Alzheimer’s Society is looking for volunteers who are passionate about improving the lives of people living with dementia to help at the Meet And Eat Club service.
The Meet And Eat Club is a welcoming place where people with dementia and their carers gather once a month to meet new people and learn more about ways of managing dementia and accessing professional support.
Volunteers are vital to the service and help by talking to those attending and ensuring everyone feels welcomed.
Lorna Robertson, the locality manager for the Alzheimer’s Society, said: “There are currently more than 2,000 people living with dementia in Swindon, with the number set to dramatically rise.
“Volunteers are the heart and soul of the society’s work; their support greatly increases the society's capacity to meet the needs of people with dementia and those who care for them, locally and nationally.
“There are many ways volunteers help us lead the fight against dementia from assisting with support services, befriending, campaigning to fundraising.”
If you would like find out about the volunteering opportunities in Swindon, call 0117 9673011 or email email@example.com.