Webinar: planning a nature-based programme for people living with dementia

16th November: 2 – 3pm

Join a free webinar to hear about the successful ‘Dementia Adventure in a Box’ project, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, where Dementia Adventure supported partner organisations to set up outdoor adventure activities for people with dementia in their locality. Click here to register.

  • Dementia Adventure will share with you what worked, what they have learnt and key successes.
  • You will learn about the impact of the project.
  • Two panelists will showcase their successful projects and learning.
  • You will hear directly from people with dementia, who were involved in the project, about the benefits of connecting with nature.
  • End by having an open Q&A session and you will have the opportunity to quiz the panel.

About ‘Dementia Adventure in a Box’

Over the last three years, Dementia Adventure supported four partner organisations to set up outdoor adventure activities for people with dementia locally. This included making existing activities more inclusive and developing some exclusively for people with dementia. We worked with Methodist Homes Association, The Conservation Volunteers, Social Farms & Gardens and Abbeyfield Society. The evaluation was led by the Association for Dementia Studies (ADS) at the University of Worcester,with specialist support from the Green Exercise Research Team at the University of Essex.

Who Is This Webinar For?

This session is open to anybody with an interest in nature, connection and dementia. It will be of interest to individuals looking to support people with dementia to get outdoors including staff and volunteers at green space organisations, care farms, care homes, carer groups and other organisations providing support. If you have any questions, please get in touch with training@dementiaadventure.co.uk

The Panel

Lorraine Brown is a Dementia Ambassador. She has a background in mental health work at Medway Maritime Hospital, Kent. She works closely with Medway Dementia Action Alliance, as a panelist on the Three Nations Dementia Working Group fortnightly Webinars and champion’s the message of spending time in nature. Lorraine has dementia and lives independently, with support of friends and family.

Sarah McCormack is the Live at Home Community Programme Coordinator, Methodist Homes Association in Leeds. She will talk about how they delivered an intergenerational programme of nature experiences drawing on forest schools skills .

Gerry Fouracres manages the farm and activities programme at Scrubditch Care Farm, Gloucestershire. She will highlight how they successfully involved people living with dementia and their key supporters in everyday farm activities.

Paula Nelson coordinated the National Lottery Community Fund ‘Dementia Adventure in a Box’ project for Dementia Adventure 2017 to 2020.

Kath Pyke is a Project Coordinator for Dementia Adventure, she has over 20 years experience of working in the environment sector on community engagement, education and information projects with a focus on connecting people to nature. She works with Dementia Adventure developing partnership outdoors and nature-based projects.

Debbie Anderson is a Project Coordinator for Dementia Adventure. She joined Dementia Adventure in 2015 and draws on a background of working with the Alzheimer’s Society and supporting family carers.

The webinar is free, but booking is essential, please reserve your place by clicking here.


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