Kingfisher Buddies

Kingfisher Buddies is a service provided by Agewell and fellow Community Interest Company Dementia Pathfinders, 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 10.30am to 12.30pm - The Old Post Office, Wednesbury
  • Wednesdays 2pm to 4pm - Portway Lifestyle Centre, Oldbury

There is a small charge to attend each week.

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