The UUV is hoping to become a Dementia Friendly Community and so will be running Dementia Friends Information Sessions. Please support this so that our area is a great place to live and visit for all abilities and ages.
Dementia Friends Information Sessions are run by volunteer Dementia Friends Champions, who are trained and supported by the Alzheimer’s Society. Each Information Session lasts around one hour. You will learn more about dementia and how you can help to create dementia friendly communities.
Please note – public Dementia Friends Information Sessions are only suitable for people aged under 18 if they are accompanied by an adult aged 18 or over.
Why become a Dementia Friend?
In the 2011 census there were approximately 1700 people living in the UUV area and 350 were over 65. We know that 14% of over 65s are living with dementia : that’s about 50 people in our community. On top of that about one third of our community either need long term care or are providing that care.
The UUV exists to make our area great to visit and great to live in. Our plan is to make the UUV a demonstrably dementia friendly community both for people who live here and our visitors.
Just click on the link and add your name to the list (if you are not already on it) and then just tick the box if you can make the date.
Hoping you have seen the fantastic Upper Usk Valley visitor guide, but if you have any amendments or updates, please let us know by mid-February to be included in the new version!
Hoping you have seen the fantastic Upper Usk Valley visitor guide, but if you’d like to have a peek, we have parked a handy version for you here!
On 17th April, the popular Community Walks programme will be resuming, starting with a lovely walk along the ridge from Heol Senni Quarry to Defynnog, and taking in an iron age hill fort along the way. All are welcome to join the walks, including dogs on leads.
Please email the walk organiser at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need any other information, or just turn up!