New dementia care peer support group for Lisburn

Pictured (l-r) are Margaret Elliott, Margaret Kerr, Brian Patterson, Bryan Clay, Roberta Thompson, Maureen Doran, Anne Carroll, Marie McQuade and Una Caughey.
Pictured (l-r) are Margaret Elliott, Margaret Kerr, Brian Patterson, Bryan Clay, Roberta Thompson, Maureen Doran, Anne Carroll, Marie McQuade and Una Caughey.

Community Dementia Care NI is launching a new peer support group in the Lisburn area.

The group, for people with dementia and their carers, will hold its first meeting in the coffee bar, Christ Church, Lisburn on Thursday, April 19, 1pm - 3pm.

Margaret Kerr (left) from Moneyrea, a volunteer with Community Dementia Care NI, recently ran a fundraiser and donated �600 to the local support group. Receiving the cheque is Una Caughey, Chairperson.

Margaret Kerr (left) from Moneyrea, a volunteer with Community Dementia Care NI, recently ran a fundraiser and donated �600 to the local support group. Receiving the cheque is Una Caughey, Chairperson.

Subsequent meetings will take place on the third Thursday of each month, 1pm - 3pm.

The cost is £2 per person and a light lunch will be included.

Community Dementia Care NI - a volunteer group - aims to improve the quality of life for people with dementia across the community divide.

The group is also launching new monthly meetings at St Patrick’s Parish Hall, Ballynahinch on the second Wednesday of every month, 1pm - 3pm.

Chairperson Una Caughey said: “The group volunteers would very much like to thank parish priest Fr Brian Brown from St Patrick’s Parish (Magheradroll), Ballynahinch and The Venerable Paul Dundas, Rector of Christ Church Lisburn for providing a venue to get the group up and running and for everyone who has assisted in any way, it has been very much appreciated.”

For more information call Una on 07752 149913 or Maureen on 07867 525453.