Last Thursday, Pam and Dave, members of one of our Dementia hubs, had a lovely morning at St Vincent de Pauls school in Stevenage. They helped the children from the school to plant Crocuses in the garden.
The Rotary club organised it and the Mayor attended. The crocuses were planted to create awareness of people living with dementia and that people living with the disease can still live life as much as anyone else.
A big THANK YOU to Lucy and Tom, who raised £740 for Hertswise while running Vitality Big Half Marathon on Sunday! It was their first mass participation event and they completed the 13.1 miles in 2 hours & 23 minutes. Very impressive!
We are very grateful for their support and the money they raised will go to help fund Hertswise projects across Hertfordshire.
Hertswise are working in partnership with North Herts Minority Ethnic Forum to deliver Dementia Awareness sessions to members of the Asian Community of Hitchin to learn about the support and advice that is available for them if they need us. If you are worried about your memory or know of anyone affected by dementia that is needing support, please call Herts Help on 0300 123 4044
The Hertswise Team and Age UK Hertfordshire were out in force at Herts Pride, showing support and solidarity with our LGBTQ+ colleagues, clients and carers. We are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion across all of our workforce and all of our services, and our attendance this year was once again sponsored by Hertfordshire County Council which gave us the opportunity to provide support and advice to those attending the great and colourful event!