Dementia Friendly Cinema

Tyneside Cinema secures funding to continue dementia-friendly cinema

The Dementia-Friendly Cinema project was initiated and provided with seed funding by the Elders Council. So we are very glad to learn that funding has now been secured to enable the programme to continue.  Thanks to the grant from The Ballinger Charitable Trust, dementia-friendly cinema will return in May 2016 as a permanent part of Tyneside Cinema’s programme for the next three years. The grant will enable the cinema to make permanent as well as temporary physical changes to the building, making adjustments so that the space is as welcoming as possible for audiences. The cinema will also be able to continue to invest in staff development and training. 

The dementia-friendly events were designed to suit the needs of people living with dementia by:

• having special large-print and contrast-adjusted signage around the building and in the auditorium
• increasing lighting in the auditorium during the film
• reducing sound levels
• screening no adverts or trailers before the film

For details of the programmes, please ring 0191 227 5500 or click here.

Tolent Presentation

On Friday 19th July 10.30am – 12.30pm at the Campus for Ageing and Vitality, Elders Council is delighted to welcome representatives from Tolent and Newcastle City Council talking about their Newcastle Annuity Project which is building 148 new homes for older people in the West End.  If you would like to come please contact: [email protected] or call 0191 208 2701.

It has taken us a while to arrange a convenient date with Tolent, so I do hope you will be able to support this event and promote it to others who may be interested in older people’s housing.

For more information please click on this link:

http://www.tolent.co.uk/single-post/2018/12/14/Newcastle-City-Council-chooses-building-firm-for-%C2%A320m-new-homes-contract