A TALK on a campaign to make Knutsford a dementia-friendly town will take place at Sharston House nursing home this month.

From 10.30am on Thursday, February 22 at the Manor Park South home, Dementia Friends champion Amy Caves and Knutsford PCSOs Courtney Nancollas and Zoe Cox will present an update on the project and how all of us can help.

The presentation is the latest in a series as part of the Sharston Coffee Club, held on the last Thursday of each month from 10.30am until noon.

PCSO Nancollas said: “Throughout our roles as PCSOs we met many individuals with dementia and decided it was time that Knutsford began to raise awareness and become a dementia friendly town.

“In our presentation at Sharston House we will be talking about how people can become part of the initiative. One way involves individuals completing a dementia-friendly session which qualifies them to be a dementia friend.”

The scheme involves monthly steering group meetings and businesses around town.

The aim of the coffee club is to touch on topics of interest to older people, while providing an opportunity to enjoy a chat over coffee and cakes.

Nishi Gottlieb, manager at Sharston House, said: “Many of our residents are living with dementia and we appreciate how important it is to foster a wider understanding of the condition in the community.”

Any ideas for future speakers can be passed onto activities coordinator Stacey Hinton by calling 01565 633022.