St Edmundsbury Mayor hails first dementia-friendly screening
St Edmundsbury mayor Julia Wakelam has hailed the first dementia-friendly screening at Abbeygate Cinema.
Working in partnership with the Gatehouse Dementia Hub and the Dementia Action Alliance, a Singin’ in the Rain screening was shown at the cinema on Monday and it is hoped that more will take place in the future.
Major Julia Wakelam said: “It is our ambition to make Bury St Edmunds a dementia-friendly town.
“The staff at Abbeygate were fantastic and it is great that people with the disease were able to do something normal, like go to the cinema.
“It was lovely to see so many happy faces at the screening. It wasn’t just the people with dementia, their carers had a great time too.”