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May 2019

Milngavie Manor to launch dementia friendly cinema club during Dementia Awareness Week

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Dementia Awareness Week (3rd - 9th June), a national initiative by Alzheimer Scotland, aims to raise awareness and improve the lives of people living with dementia.

Milngavie Manor will open its cinema to people living with dementia and their carers every fortnight, as part of their dementia friendly cinema club.

There are more than 90,000 people living with dementia in Scotland, and Leisure and Wellbeing Officer Arlene Harrison said there are huge numbers who are missing out on social opportunities. She said "Learning that you have dementia is overwhelming and very difficult for both the person and their family, but they should still be able to access the same social opportunities as everyone else. I love watching a classic film at the cinema so I'm delighted that we're opening our cinema to welcome people who are living with dementia, and their carers. We want to provide an accessible and safe place that can be enjoyed by everyone, so I do hope that the community can join us for our launch event."

Milngavie Manor will be launching it's dementia friendly cinema club on Tuesday 4th June at 4pm. The cinema club is open to the public and will run fortnightly. Contact us on 0141 471 1180 to reserve your place at this event, or email us:

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