A dementia-friendly community is where cities, towns, villages and local businesses and organisations support people to live well with dementia, helping them remain independent for longer.
Zest is part of a city-wide network of community organisations working to help local people to improve their health and wellbeing. Within this we have a particular focus on supporting people with Dementia to enjoy activities at Zest, which are tailored to their needs.
We are committed to making the Centre and surrounding areas* Dementia Friendly. If you would like a chat about how to make your local community group or organisation Dementia Friendly please get in touch with our Dementia Officer, Sarah Longfield 07543 796 782 or 0114 2702040 and select option 2 for the health team / email: email@example.com
Sarah can help provide advice and signpost you to information and other activities and services. Sarah is not a medical expert or counsellor, but will do her best to help you. If she can’t answer your question, she can put you in touch with someone who can.
* Our dementia services cover the following areas:
Netherthorpe, Upperthorpe, Walkley, Hillsborough, Middlewood, Wadsley, Loxley and Stannington
Local Dementia Support and Activities
Owls in Mind Sporting Memories Group (with Sheffield Wednesday Football Club)
Wednesdays at Wednesday: Meet at reception, 2-3pm, SWFC, Hillsborough, Sheffield S6 1SW.
Join us to reminisce, replay and connect through the power of sport. We converse about all sports, not just football. Facilitated by ex-player John Pearson and run in conjunction with the club.
Non-Wednesday fans welcome with open arms.
For more information, please contact Sarah Longfield at firstname.lastname@example.org 07543 796 782 or call 0114 270 2040 and select option 2 for the health team.
Dementia Friendly Social Dining Group
Every Thursday lunchtime: Meet at ZEST Library, 12-2pm, 18 Upperthorpe, S6 3NA,
Join us to play board games, chat and enjoy a great value and delicious lunch from the FoodWorks cafe.
Contact Sarah 07543 796 782 or 0114 2702040 and select option 2 for the health team / email: email@example.com to find out more and book a place.
Dementia Training Sessions
Zest can also provide access to free training to help individuals and organisations gain a greater understanding of Dementia and what it is like to live with a Dementia. We currently offer the following:
Dementia Stars Training – Offered at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels, these interactive sessions are 2 hours long and go into further detail about how Dementia affects the brain and about the barriers that people living with dementia encounter every day. Each level will provide participants with knowledge and skills to apply practically to their services and activities.
To book a dementia friends session or to go on the list for the next Dementia Stars sessions, please contact Sarah Longfield 07543 796 782 at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0114 270 2040 and select option 2 for the health team.
Partner Organisations offering Dementia Support and Activities across Sheffield:
Dementia Projects | Heeley City Farm (heeleyfarm.org.uk)
Shipshape Community Hub | Sheffield | Facebook
Dementia Friendly North Sheffield | SOAR Community
Dementia Friends Information:
For Dementia Carers:
Local support via Age UK:
Age UK Sheffield Dementia Services for customers