Heart of Prestatyn

At the heart of Prestatyn

Working in the heart of our town is exciting, rewarding, fulfilling and sometimes exhausting.

We are delighted with the way May 2016 is developing, being located in the heart of our town is starting to pay dividends.

This week’s Dementia Friends training sessions have been very well attended. With over 75 people now “friends” in Prestatyn.

All part of working towards making Prestatyn a Dementia Friendly community.

Colour at the heart of Prestatyn
Rhyl Journal Article

Prestatyn Mens Shed, Aimee’s Art Group, our Saturday Art and Craft groups all had a nice mention in this weeks Rhyl Journal.

Alongside our Grow Wild and Voluntary Arts Week Activities.

We have been working hard on the Outside garden area’s. In preparation for the Classic Car show at the end of the month.

Dementia area benches and seats
Starting work on the dementia area

Including preparing a Dementia “quiet zone”. Located in the heart of Prestatyn. Between the High Street and Parc Prestatyn.

It has been rewarding hosting the start of the Walking Festival. which as usual has a fantastic following.

Walk start at the heart of town
Start of the Tea and Scones walk
Railway station heart of our town
Jayne and Pete from the Artisans working with Sherry from Friends of the Railway Station

We enjoy collaborating with other voluntary groups in our locality. We have also been working with  Friends of Prestatyn Railway Station recently.

Our involvement with Healthy Prestatyn Iach is constantly developing. They are an innovative primary care NHS service absolutely committed to providing the best, person-focused, experience possible.

Team members have attended Dementia friends training. We have met a lot of the new staff. Particularly the Occupational Therapists who have taken great interest in all of our activites.

Yes it has been tiring. But so rewarding this month. We have a lot of idea’s in the pipeline. The team are looking forward to the next few months with excitement as things develop. Including our Grow Wild and Dementia gardens 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dementia Awareness Week 2016 #DAW2016

Dementia Awareness in Prestatyn

Awareness Week Prestatyn Dementia Community Friends Training.

The first of Dementia Awareness week, Dementia Friends training sessions went very well and we’re looking forward to another good turn out tomorrow.

Another 18 people in Prestatyn working towards making our town Dementia Friendly

Dementia friendly community

Many thanks to all those who attended or who are joining us tomorrow !‪#‎DementiaFriends‬.

It is fantastic seeing the support from local businesses, town and county councillors, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board – Healthy Prestatyn, and the general public.

Each Information Session lasts around one hour. You will learn more about dementia and how you can help to create dementia friendly communities.

Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, talks and acts about the condition. Dementia touches the lives of millions of people across the UK.

The Friends scheme was launched to tackle the stigma and lack of understanding that means many people with the condition experience loneliness and social exclusion.

Dementia Friends is about learning more about dementia and the small ways you can help.

We are now looking at ways we can further help the scheme in our hometown. The first step will be to set up some dementia champions.

What is a Dementia Friends Champion?

A Dementia Friends Champion is a volunteer who tells people about dementia, how it affects people’s day-to-day lives, and how they can make a positive difference to people living with dementia in their community. It’s easy to get involved if you meet our eligibility criteria.

What are the requirements for becoming a Dementia Friends Champion?

To be a Dementia Friends Champion you need to:

  • Genuinely have the time to run Dementia Friends Information Sessions and reach around 100 people
  • Be over 18 years old
  • Be a good communicator and speak objectively about dementia
  • Enjoy talking to groups of people
  • Have access to the internet and be willing to record the number of Friends you reach by the website
  • Keen to set up Information Sessions in workplaces and your local community
  • Enthusiastic about Dementia Friends
  • Voluntarily attend a whole day induction.If you are interested in becoming a champion please contact us

 

 

 

 

#lovetoCREATE

#lovetoCREATE with Voluntary Arts Week 2016 in Prestatyn

Snapshots of the start of Voluntary Arts Week here in North Wales when as every week we #lovetoCREATE.#lovetoCREATE

All of our groups are seeing the months of hard work now coming to fruition at the start of Voluntary Arts Week in Prestatyn.

It would be rude not to share with you.

Above some of Aimee’s Art group say why they #lovetoCREATE

“I just want to say thank you to everyone who’s liked and shared my Art page X I love being able to share with everyone what my Friday Art Group and everyone at Artisans Collective CIC have created together we all make a great community team X ‪‬ ‪#‎prestatyn” -Aimee‬

Jayne’s Children’s art and craft workshops joined in and produced some nice countryside and animal scenes this week.

Steve’s video of the outdoor art installation with contributions from all of our community groups during Voluntary Arts Week 2016.

“What a fantastic morning in Art Group At Artisans Collective CIC sun shining, nice and warm, birds singing perfect for an outdoor session xx

Really enjoyed it today I love my group and days like today makes it all the more special #lovetocreate ” -Aimee…

Above – Pictures of Yvette’s Saturday Morning Crocheters in full swing. With lots of great work, and plenty of banter created each week.

#lovetoCREATE at Scala Prestatyn

We also have a couple of displays in the Scala Cinema in Prestatyn, with lots of creations being shown in public for the first time. We are extremely pleased that they allowed us to display our community groups work there.

Voluntary Arts champions and promotes this wonderful creative activity, and to give it a moment in the spotlight, coordinates the Voluntary Arts Week festival every May.

During this special week, we encourage creative groups of all kinds to showcase what they do and invite newcomers to join them.

May 2016 is going to be very busy at Artisans Collective CIC

May potentially be our busiest month so far.

We have lots of community related activities based in Prestatyn in May 2016.

Artisans Collective CIC are proud that all of our team have all received Dementia friendly communityDementia friends training and we are looking forward to helping promote Dementia awareness week in May.

We are also chairing and facilitating the local group who are working towards our community in Prestatyn becoming dementia friendly in 2016.

All of our groups all participating in Voluntary Arts Week activities with some fantastic work to brighten up our community.

Including a display at the Scala cinema in Prestatyn and inside and outside of our premises The Old Library on Nant Hall Road., including Yarn bombing and garden art.

CraftBomb-logo-2016-for-partners May

We love Grow Wild and so do our community and visitors to our town judging by last years response to the small kids patch of wild flowers last year.

So this year with Support from Kew Gardens we are going much bigger with displays around our locality. Including work by Men’s Shed Prestatyn who we are also working on Projects for Friends of Prestatyn Railway station.

The first signs of growth are visible today the first of May, during the month we are expecting to see the first flowers appear.May grow wild logo

We are also hosting  the start of walks during the first day of the 12th annual Prestatyn & Clwydian Range Walking Festival on Friday 20th, which continues to grow each year with visitors from all over the UK and overseas.

A firmly established event providing FREE guided walks for all ages and abilities, ranging from all day treks to easier strolls with some special themes. Fun and adventure for all the family in the great outdoors.

Finally on May 30th we will be integrated within the Prestatyn Car show held alongside our premises.

All of this alongside our usual retail and group activities plus preparing for Wales in Bloom the Royal Horticultural Society’s ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ Campaign.

Do not forget the Stop Smoking sessions each Tuesday Evening from 5pm !!!