A film, a pastry, a cuppa and a ticket for your carer – special screenings for the elderly and those suffering dementia
There’ are two very different treats lined up for the older film buff at the Journey Café in The Dukes over the next few weeks.
Wrinkles, which will be screened on May 13, is a poignant animation about a friendship between residents at a Spanish nursing home while An American In Paris, on June 2, is a classic musical starring Gene Kelly.
Both films will be shown at 2pm and are open to everyone, though they have been specially programmed for people with dementia and their families.
Some changes will be made to lighting and sound to ensure that a comfortable environment is created.
The screenings are a popular feature of Journeying Together, a partnership project between Age UK Lancashire and The Dukes, supported by Joseph A Jones Solicitors and the Elspeth J. Thompson Charitable Trust as part of a national drive towards creating dementia-friendly communities.
Before the films begin, free tea/coffee and pastries are available in The Dukes foyer for all ticket holders which provides the chance for a social get-together.
Tickets for each film are £4 including tea/coffee and a pastry. An accompanying carer/family member goes free.
To book tickets, contact The Dukes Box Office on 01524 598500 or visit www.dukes-lancaster.org/journeycafe
Age UK Lancashire is a local charity working across the county to improve later life for people in Lancashire. The charity provides information, advice, community projects, day care, support, insurance and signposting from 12 local offices across the county. For more information call 0300 303 1234 or visit www.ageuklancs.org.uk.
Age UK Lancashire has joined forces with The Dukes Theatre to offer older people and their families increased access to the arts.
The purpose also is to look at the barriers that stop people going to the theatre as they get older and then to try to overcome those obstacles.
Tuesday, May 13, 2pm
An American In Paris (U)
Monday, June 2, 2pm
Box Office: 01524 598500 or visit www.dukes-lancaster.org