Kingfisher Buddies

Kingfisher Buddies is a service provided by Agewell and Dementia Pathfinders CIC, which supports older people across Sandwell who are living with dementia.

Funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, the 3-year project recognises that seeking and receiving a diagnosis of dementia can be a frightening time for both the person themselves and their family.

By contacting Kingfisher Buddies you will not be left on your own to worry and wonder what to do next.

As well as providing information and guidance, we also want to help and support individuals and their carers to be socially active, trying out new activities or continuing to do the things they already love doing.

Our aims are to:

  • Support you in seeking a diagnosis
  • Be there to provide the advice and support you need to take it all in
  • Guide you and your family through what can be done now to better prepare for the future
  • Encourage you, and your carers, to come along to our weekly Kingfisher Buddies groups
  • Help you to make the most of your life post diagnosis

So don’t try to cope on your own. Give us a call on 0121 796 9333 and make an appointment with one of our dementia-trained Community Pathfinders who will come and visit you at home.

Kingfisher Buddies Groups

Our Kingfisher Buddies groups are open to anyone with a diagnosis of dementia and their carers. Come along and enjoy a range of activities, a cuppa and a chat at any of the following:

  • Mondays 2pm to 4pm - Elizabeth Prout Gardens, Blackheath
  • Tuesdays 11.30am to 1.30pm - The Old Post Office, Wednesbury
  • Wednesdays 2pm to 4pm - Portway Lifestyle Centre, Oldbury

There is a small charge to attend each week.

Kingfisher Meeting Centre

Thanks to funding from the Better Care Fund our first Meeting Centre for people with mild to moderate dementia is now operational.

Taking place every Thursday from 10.30am to 3.30pm at St James Church in Oldbury, the Meeting Centre is a social club where those living with dementia and their family carers can enjoy the company of others as well as a varied activity programme and a shared lunch.

There is a charge to attend each week.

If you are interested in attending, please call Agewell on 0121 796 9333 to find out more or contact us here.

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