Dementia Café in Timperley – a meeting place for friends

timperley Dementia Cafe

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One of the consequences of dementia is the loss of the sufferers friends and this often neglected aspect of the disease is being addressed by Dawn Cox and Kyra French a mother and daughter from Timperley.

Eight years ago Kyra and her daughter Dawn set up Larkhill Dementia Café on Thorley Lane Timperley. They hold meetings twice a month on Saturday mornings from 10-12 noon and entertainment and counselling is on offer for both sufferers of dementia and their carers.

The Café has many attendees from Timperley and also from surrounding areas, it is a wonderful facility that allows both groups to support and share experiences and  promotes social interaction. There is a special drawing for Carers and the winner gets a bunch of flowers. Entertainment includes Morris dancers and often a choir, both Sale Male Voice Choir and Simply Voices have entertained at the Timperley facility.

In addition to running the Larkshill Dementia Café Dawn and Kyra operate the Later Living Day Club at Norbrook Youth club in Sale Moor that supplies care for a carers loved one whilst the carer receives a break.

Timperley Osteopaths Charity Fund Raises Record Amount

Timperley osteopath clinic

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For the fourth year in a row the Village Osteopaths of Timperley have raised money for The Louise Tebboth Foundation, a charitable foundation that supports projects and services that aid the mental wellness of doctors in Wales and England . This year the Timperley Clinic raised a record £645 on their annual charity day. Sean Burke the director of the clinic thanked all involved in the fundraiser and those who donated   He said that the cause was especially close to his heart following the passing of his friend Dr Joseph Kaczmarczyk  and the funds were raised in his memory.

The charity day at the clinic in Timperley was a massive success. The clinic hosted health and well being talks by the clinics physiotherapists and counsellors, free footcare assessments by a podiatrist and fee posture assessments from one of the osteopaths. There was also a delicious bake sale and a raffle with prizes from Manchester United and Manchester City Football clubs, Ridddles Bar and the Bulkeley Hotel in Anglesey.


Timperley Nurse Receives Honours at Women of the Year Awards

Timperley nurse is honoured

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Timperley nurse Shobha Manesh  has been honoured in the Women of The Year Award Lunch in recognition of the outstanding work on the night of the Manchester Arena bomb attack.

Shobha  is a practitioner at Wythenshawe Hospital and was on duty when the attack happened. Shobha was presented with  the prestigious Award by the Duchess of Cornwall and she collected it on behalf of the Trust. Shobha was one of a group of eight women chosen from Greater Manchester Police, British Transport Police, the NHS and the North West Ambulance Service who were recognised for their professionalism and heroism.

Shobha coordinated with colleagues on the night of the attack in anticipation of the casualties. She called colleagues to bring in extra staff, set up the needed teams and helped to ensure that resources were in place to deliver the needed personnel, skills and equipment.

The women of the Manchester emergency and medical services were recognised as a group of winners and were chosen by their own organisations to accept the award on behalf of each and every woman serving in our police, ambulance and health services up and down the UK.

Mandy Bailey the chief executive at Wythenshawe Hospital said of Shobha that she went above and beyond her expected duty and responsibilities and that they were all very proud of her.  “She went above and beyond her expected duty and responsibilities to achieve this, and acted in support of both junior and senior colleagues alike. She was truly professional throughout the night and we are very proud of her.”

Shobha  herself said: “I was incredibly honoured to receive this award on behalf of everyone at Wythenshawe Hospital – and all the teams who responded that night. Being a nurse and caring for patients means everything to me and I was very proud to be nominated for doing something that I love.“

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