Starting today, there will be hundreds of free activities on offer to help older Greater Manchester residents through the winter, especially those living with dementia.
The activities will be provided through the Greater Moments app in partnership with Bright Copper Kettles CIC, an organisation who provides practical, evidence-based wellbeing activities within care homes.
The Greater Moments app has been developed by Social Sense and Hitch Marketing as part of Dementia United, Greater Manchester’s programme for dementia. The aim of the app is to bring local services, activities and social experiences together in one place, enabling greater connection throughout communities and improved wellbeing for carers and those with long term conditions.
The activities will create fun and stimulating experiences in homes and care settings whilst, the weekly drop-in zoom sessions will connect professionals and family members who can share experiences, ideas and what is working well to maintain a positive mood.
In addition to the virtual group activities, the free distribution of high street magazines will be continuing across the region. These can also be requested on an individual or network basis through the app.
Professional carers, family carers or anybody living with dementia can register for free at www.greatermoments.org.uk/register