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Thursday, 10 May 2018

Phone Box & Family Fun from the Dementia Action Group

Have you been in the old phone box on the village green lately? - It no longer has a phone!

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During May, the Parish Council took over responsibility for the phone box to protect it for the village, and now they have allowed the Milford on Sea Dementia Action Group to fill it with information, as part of the national dementia awareness campaign.

The Milford on Sea Dementia Action Group is run by volunteers and does much valuable work across the village, and they would like to welcome the whole community to their Family Fun Afternoon on Sunday 13th May on the Village Green from 12noon to 4pm. 

Come along for afternoon tea with wonderful homemade cakes, raffle and tombola, arts, craft and plant stalls. For children there will be a toddlers’ play area, pottery, face painting, and baby chicks! 

Highlights of the afternoon will be an open air music class led by Professor Andrew Knights, a performance by the U3A Singing for Fun Group, a Zumba demonstration and a harmonica group. 

The MoS Dementia Action Group work to ensure that Milford is a Dementia Friendly Community. They offer awareness sessions for organisations, businesses, and small groups. However we recognise that people and their families also need support, so the group fundraise to help provide specialist activities, alongside other groups. 

Milford has four village groups: art, music, reminiscence and a monthly activity group, all held in the Community Centre. The Action Group provide the funding for the Reminiscence and Activity Groups, and will eventually take over the Music Group too. All four groups are highly successful. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers support each group. 

The Milford on Sea Dementia Action Group are supported by the Parish Council and the Community Centre, and we can all support them by visiting their Family Fun Afternoon on Sunday.

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