Staff across all sites are being encouraged to don Denim for Dementia and raise funds for Alzheimer’s Society during this year's Dementia Awareness Week, which runs from 15 to 21 May, 2016.
Louise Dawes, Service Manager for Sandwell Older Adults, said: “This is a very simple way that people can support Dementia Awareness Week and raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society and The Lighthouse.
“We are asking our staff at Edward Street to raid their wardrobes, get involved with events that are taking place around the Trust and, where possible, to make a donation to a very worthwhile cause.”
Delta House staff are being encourage to dig out the denim on Friday 20th May and donate £1 at reception.
Elsewhere in the Black Country, Wolverhampton Dementia Action Alliance have arranged a series of activities that range from advice sessions to a charity football match at Molineux Stadium. They are also encouraging people who are worried that they, or someone close to them, may have the condition to find out more about the support available to them.
This year's Dementia Awareness Week will encourage people who are worried about dementia to confront their worries, and contact the Alzheimer's Society for information and support either via the National Dementia Helpline on 0300 222 1122.
All donations made by staff will go to the Alzheimers Society.