Author: Julie White

UU Paramedic training delivered by the DEEDS team thanks to Funding from the Belfast Charitable Trust

Dementia Immersive Experience Training Ulster University – Magee Campus

Mid December always brings one thing for the DEEDS team – training the first year Paramedic Course students in dementia awareness. We offer an immersive experience to the students so that they can come and walk in the shoes of someone living with dementia. This helps to build understanding and creates further empathy and this learning will support the students on their placements after Christmas where they may meet people living with dementia out in the community. Thank you to Andrew Chambers and Deirdre Harkin for all their support in helping us to organise the day. And also to the DEEDS volunteers: Marie, John and Rachel. We couldn’t do what we do without our amazing volunteers.

Thank you to all our DEEDS Volunteers

THANK YOU DEEDS VOLUNTEERS

A huge thank you to all our volunteers for your support to the DEEDS Project and  your gift of time to our members every week, to special events and large scale events, and for the work in our training programmes. You are all part of a bid to make the city and district dementia friendly. We couldn’t do it with out you. Have a wonderful Christmas.

Best wishes for the festive season from Sinead, Wendy, Kathleen and Eilish.

OLT HLC Learmount Community Development Group Shantallow Community Centre

CawNelson Drive ActionGroup Hillcrest Trust Strabane And District Caring Services

National lottery community fund

Christmas Dinners with our residents

This Christmas we hosted dinners with our Tuesday Luncheon Group and our DEEDS members from across the city. Both dinners were hosted at the healthy living centre with a surprise visit from the big man himself.

Thank you to the tasty reel in Creggan for the lovely dinners and to all the amazing staff and volunteers that looked after everyone on the day.

Have a great Christmas and we wish you all a healthy and happy new year! See you all in 2024

Loving Life living Longer Christmas Crafts

Over the months of November & December local people got involved in making and creating hamper boxes and Christmas trees for display as part of the National Lottery Community Funded Loving life Living longer project in partnership with The Bogside and Brandywell health forum.

The Hamper boxes were used to house lots of gifts and prizes donated by members for the draw to help raise funds for those in most need.

Well done everyone!

DEEDS Dementia Friendly Christmas Dinner Dance

We had a brilliant time at our annual Christmas Dinner Dance in the City Hotel last night. We had a full house with over 125 people attending.

We had friends from Seven Oaks as well as DEEDS members all enjoying the wonderful music by Midnight Sun. It has put us all in the Christmas spirit.

A huge thank you to all the staff at the City Hotel for helping us all to have such an amazing night.

Thank you to The National lottery community fund for their continued support!

DEEDS Social Group get Christmas Crafty

Our DEEDS Social groups across the City and district have been keeping their minds active with some fun Christmas crafting over recent weeks

The craic was great and lots of creativity and imagination used.

Happy Christmas to everyone!

DEEDS Social groups Boccia Tournaments

Our DEEDS Social groups across the City and district have been keeping their bodies and minds active with some fun competition during their boccia sessions.

The craic was great! More in the new year they say!

International Men’s Day in partnership with Hive Cancer support group

We’d like to say a huge thank you to Hive & everyone who came to the Men’s Health Event!

There was such a lovely buzz in the room and so many great conversations taking place.

Great support to from community partners from Compassionate Communities NI ARC Fitness – Addiction Recovery Coaching, Bogside and Brandywell Health Forum & @PIPS Suicide Prevention.

Well done HIVE on a great event and in particular Martin for all his energy and effort

International Men’s Day in partnership with St. Marys Youth Club

The event made possible with the partnerships from everyone below with a particular mention to the Executive Office Communities in Transition programme for supporting with funding to enable the event to happen.

Missing is Ryan from Sean Dolans Gac the photo was taken when he popped out for a minute.

Thank you to our community partners at:

Sean Dolans GAC

Creggan Neighbourhood Partnership

Bogside and Brandywell Health Forum

Rio Ferdinand Foundation

Diolain Ward @Trojans

Arc Fitness – Addiction Recovery Coaching

Beechwood Barbers

North West Youth Service

Congratulations to Caiden Jordan for winning the penalty shootout competition facilitated by Sean from Rio foundation and supported by Trojans.

The lads engaged well this evening and took part in everything on offer and Glen Hinds had them all captivated while discussing a few things relevant to their lives. We all learnt a new techniques if we get overwhelmed

Take Care and talk!