LEOMINSTER residents can learn more about a new dementia project being launched in the town at a coffee morning next week.

The Alzheimer’s Society will throw open the doors of its new Meeting Centre to the local community ahead of the launch of a new scheme – the second in the UK – next February.

The Meeting Centre will provide practical and emotional support to people living with mild to moderate dementia and their families through a range of information and education, support, and social activities.

The programme is part of a European-funded research project and will be delivered by the Alzheimer’s Society and the University of Worcester.

As part of the service, the charity will be providing public information sessions once a month to increase awareness of dementia and to support Leominster becoming a dementia friendly community.

Residents can attend a coffee morning on Friday December 4 at the Leominster multi-agency building on Coningsby Road between 10am and 12.30pm to find out more about the project.

Anyone who can help with volunteering should e-mail Paula McGivern on Paula.McGivern@alzheimers.org.uk.

For information on local services and support currently delivered by Alzheimer’s Society in the county, email Herefordshire@alzheimers.org.uk or call 01905 621868.

For more information on the Association for the Dementia Studies at the University of Worcester visit worc.ac.uk/dementia or e-mail dementia@worc.ac.uk or call 01905 542431.