A Salford care provider is hosting its first dementia memorial service this December.
The community interest company Aspire Salford will be hosting the service on Thursday December 16 from 4pm at the Humphrey Booth resource centre in Swinton.
The memorial service is taking place to remember loved ones. Visitors will get an opportunity to cherish the memories they had through a two-minute silence which will be held during the memorial.
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An array of activities will be taking place on the day.
This will include performances from two local choirs, an opportunity to create and personalise your own baubles, guest speeches from the CEO of Aspire Lisa Dickenson. Along with recitations from the local church leader George Harrison.
The memorial service is an opportunity for those who have had loved their loved ones suffer with dementia to find others who they can relate to in a similar situation.
Especially during the month of December and over the Christmas period it can become a lonely time for those who have lost their loved ones to dementia.
A community gathering allows those suffering to come together and share their experiences and grieve.
In addition to the memorial service, Aspire Salford has created a digital Christmas tree.
The virtual Christmas tree is an opportunity for visitors and the Salford community to make virtual donations towards Aspire and those suffering with dementia.
To make a virtual donation through the digital Christmas tree you can click here.
The memorial service will have hot drinks available throughout the night and mince pies will be served.
The service is free to attend, and everyone is invited. However, in order to abide with covid guidelines guests are asked to register online for a free ticket or call 0161 6077101.
Aspire Salford is a leading care provider for intelligent care and support to people with dementia, learning disabilities, and disabilities within Salford.