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Lichfield and Burntwood residents invited to new Alzheimer’s support group

People living with and caring for others with Alzheimer’s in Lichfield and Burntwood are being invited to a free support evening.

The Monthly Alzheimer’s Support Evening (MASE) will take place at St Joseph’s Hall on Lichfield Street, in Rugeley, on April 21.

The monthly group is funded by the Staffordshire Cares Community Wellbeing Fund. It provides social opportunities for those suffering from dementia-related illnesses and their carers. It also brings information, advice and support to those who need it.

County Councillor Matthew Ellis, Cabinet Member for Adults and Wellbeing said:

“The Staffordshire Cares Community Wellbeing Fund recognises the tremendous opportunities for local community and volunteer groups, clubs, parish councils and faith groups to deliver some services at the most local level. The funding for this group is great news.  The MASE group do a wonderful job in creating a comfortable, fun and safe atmosphere for people with dementia-related illnesses and their carers to socialise with others in a similar situation.”

The launch event starts at 7pm and finishes at 9pm. There will be entertainment and refreshments and anyone interested is welcome to come along. Following the launch, sessions will be held on the third Wednesday of every month. Each session will feature a guest speaker, entertainment and refreshments. Health care professionals will also be on hand.

For more information call Daphne Sharp on 01785 358 407.

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