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Jersey Alzheimers Assoication Next Friendship Meeting

The next meeting of the Jersey Alzheimer’s Association Friendship Group will be on Saturday 10 May at 11am at the Poplars Day Centre, Overdale, Westmount.

Lynn Bouchard from St John Ambulance will be our guest speaker. Lynn will talk about the course which St John Ambulance runs specifically for carers.

If you know or are caring for a person who has any type of dementia or cognitive impairment, you are welcome to come along to meet others who are in a similar situation. Share your story and listen to the experiences of others who will offer you support and understanding. Raise with members of the charity your key concerns so that we can lobby for the information and help that you need. If you prefer there will be an opportunity to talk to JAA trained staff in complete confidence. 

If the person for whom you are caring cannot be left alone, he or she is welcome to join in the activities at Saturday Club, which takes place every week at the same venue. Saturday Club gives people living with dementia the opportunity to meet others and socialise in a safe, fulfilling and caring environment. If you have never been to a Friendship Group meeting before, please think about taking that first step. It is an informal and relaxed group: you may come and go as you please and will be assured of a warm welcome. There is no charge and refreshments are served throughout the morning.

For more information about how Jersey Alzheimer’s Association can help or to go on our mailing list, please contact our office on 723519 or visit our website at:

If you are on Facebook please like our page ‘Jersey Alzheimer’s Association’ and you will automatically receive a reminder of the next meeting along with other interesting posts about dementia.

We hope to see you on Saturday 10 May at 11am at the Poplars.

You do not have to make the journey alone

Harbour Gallery Commemorates WW1

After 5 months of organisation and research, starting last November, Art in the Frame Foundation at The Harbour Gallery is delighted to announce its six week programme of events, for children and adults, to celebrate and commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War 1.

Starting with an Iconic Exhibition, 'Remembering', which will also be the Gallery's major exhibition of 2014, the work of 100 artists living in Jersey will be exhibited and on show to the public. Taking place between the 2nd - 26th October, the exhibition will feature art, craft, photography, prints, textiles/ceramics, 3D and jewellery. Please see the attached flyer for further details.

Each weekend starting from the 4th/5th October, there will be a workshop for adults and older children to take part in, with some items being sold in aid of the British Legion.

The weekend of the 11th/12th October will see a photographic/printing workshop followed by a quilting workshop where a Field of Poppies will be made. The finished quilt will be raffled with all money going to The British Legion during the week of 10th - 16th November.

The weekend 18th/19th October sees the very welcome return of Bella Lane embroidery expert from The Royal School of Needlework, with some of her workshops themed towards "The Poppy".

The Primary School Workshops

These will take place during the weeks of 13th - 17th and 20th - 24th October inc. These 16 sessions are entirely free to the local primary schools and provide a wide range of workshops led by very experienced tutors. All skills learned during these workshops can be transferred to other art/craft and cultural work in the future.

The Harbour Gallery Mencap Group will also be theming their workshops to WW1 and the Poppy during these two weeks.

Evening events for adults and older students will include a poetry/literature evening and a cookery food evening.

Final Exhibition - "We Have Remembered"
10th - 16th November

Work produced at the adult and children's workshops will be on display at The Harbour Gallery during the Final Exhibition.

 We hope that you will agree that this is a very exciting programme at The Harbour Gallery and that you will want to give it coverage.. For further details about the events/workshops/exhibitions, and for any questions you may have, please email Pat Robson This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or phone 07797 736034.

Stopping the Stigma, a talk by Dr Rob Whitley

Mind Jersey is a local Mental Health charity. Our vision is of a society that promotes and protects good mental health for all and treats people with experience of mental illness, fairly, positively and with respect. We are delighted that Dr Rob Whitley, who was last with us in April 2013, is returning this May to make a presentation entitled ‘Stopping the Stigma’.


Rob will discuss the nature and consequences of stigma, as well as anti-stigma programmes aiming to promote the full integration of people with a mental illness. Rob was born and raised in Jersey and now works as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Researcher at McGill University, Montréal, Canada.

Following his presentation Rob and other invited guests will form a panel to take questions and lead discussions. Tickets for this event, on Wednesday 14th May, are free and available from The Arts Centre Box Office. Doors will open at 1845.

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