Dementia Friendly Day at Blists Hill Victorian Town, Friday 22nd May
14th April 2015
Whether living at home or in care people with dementia are at risk of becoming isolated and lonely. Their carers often suffer from the same lack of contact with others as they feel they have fewer opportunities to engage with the community.
Ironbridge Gorge Museums are an ideal place to get out of the house and meet other people in a safe and welcoming environment. As members of the Dementia Action Alliance and the Safe Places Scheme, and with many staff being Dementia Friends, the Ironbridge Gorge Museums do all they can to make a visit as stress free and enjoyable as possible.
Blists Hill’s Dementia Friendly Day is an opportunity to come and try out the Ironbridge Gorge Museum’s largest site at a special reduced price of £2.50 per person for those living with Dementia and two companions (normal entry is £16.95 for adults). After this first visit, it’s easy to upgrade to an Annual Passport Ticket for an additional fee when leaving, this allows unlimited return visits to all ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums for one year.
Living well with dementia is all about doing as much as possible to enjoy an active, interesting and engaging lifestyle. There is something for everyone at Blists Hill Victorian Town from looking at the Victorian cottages and shops, talking to the costumed demonstrators, having a ride on the horse and cart or simply enjoying a cone of traditional fish and chips, while sitting in the flower garden.
To obtain the special discount on 22 May, simply tell the staff that you are taking part in the Dementia Friendly Day.
Other providers of local dementia services will be available on the day to give information about how they can help and where to get advice.
For further information call the Ironbridge Tourist Information Centre on 01952 433 424 or visit www.ironbridge.org.uk. The Gorge is easily reached via the M54 motorway exiting at Telford junction 4 or 6.