To mark the International Day of Older People, Leeds City Museum have covered the map of Leeds in their hall with forget-me-nots made be the people of Leeds, from September 26th until October 1st in the hope to raise awareness of dementia, as Leeds becomes a Dementia Friendly Community. The forget-me-not flower symbolises faithful love and memories. It was chosen for this reason to be the emblem of Dementia Friends, An Alzheimer’s Society Initiative.
Teresa and our CHIME Art group members were all keen to add to such a wonderful installation and help raise awareness and so set about creating some wonderful work to add to the map. Photos on our facebook page @leedsirish
On the last day of the Forget-Me-Not installation, October 1st, there will be poetry readings from our poetry competition Growing Older, choir performances, object handling, tea and cake. Giving voice choir will be performing. They are an inclusive choir for all adults with neurological conditions and their carers currently funded by Leeds Community Healthcare charity.