Hereford dementia group creates memories to treasure

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09:30 - 20:00
Hereford dementia group creates memories to treasure

A group of local people with dementia have recorded memories they can treasure forever through a new partnership with Old Market.   

Ahead of Dementia Action Week in 2018, a group of local individuals with dementia and their carers, together with staff from Old Market, spent a morning recording soundbites about their lives.

Each participant had the opportunity to talk about their hobbies, families and experiences living in Hereford. At the end of the session, they received a CD of their memories as a keepsake for their family and friends.

Old Market is one of ten shopping centres to take part in this project in partnership with Bauer Academy - a national training provider which provides innovative, bespoke training programmes delivered by media industry experts.

The partnership forms part of a wider initiative to give the team at our centre the chance to become Dementia Friends. To date, twenty-four members of staff at Old Market have attended Dementia Friends information sessions which aim to provide a greater understanding of the impact of living with dementia.

Alan Anderson, centre manager at Old Market, said: “Dementia is a condition that affects many people across the community. Here at Old Market, we want all our shoppers to have an enjoyable experience, which is why we are committed to supporting the Dementia Friends programme.

“We’re proud that many of our colleagues wear a forget-me-not flower badge which means that they’re equipped with the skills they need to support our shoppers with dementia and make sure that they -  and their carers, family and friends - have an enjoyable experience at our centre.”

Claire Jenkins, Head of Community Engagement at Alzheimer’s Society, said: “It’s fantastic that the team from Old Market has united against dementia by helping local people to document their memories. It is a fantastic way to engage with the local community and it’s a perfect way to mark Dementia Action Week.

“In the UK, one person develops dementia every three minutes and almost everyone knows someone whose life has been affected. Yet too many people face the condition alone, without adequate support. At Alzheimer’s Society we are determined to change this, as it is vital that people living with dementia feel included in their local community and able to live the lives they want.

“For Dementia Action Week, Alzheimer’s Society is calling on everyone to unite and take actions, big or small, to improve the everyday lives of people affected by dementia.”

Old Market Opening Times

Monday
09:30
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20:00
Tuesday
09:30
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20:00
Wednesday
09:30
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20:00
Thursday
09:30
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20:00
Friday
09:30
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20:00
Saturday
09:00
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19:00
Sunday
11:00
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17:00

Additional Information

Old Market Hereford Store opening times may vary. Food, cinema and leisure will be open later – please check retailer websites for further details.

 

Please note that some retailers may vary from these times.

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Getting here

Old Market
Newmarket Street
Hereford
Herefordshire
HR4 9HR
0143 226 4109
  • Car

    To get to Old Market Hereford via car, enter the postcode HR4 9HS into your SatNav. Our car park is located off Blackfriars Street.

    Parking tariffs are as follows:

    1 hour£1.30
    2 hours£2.60
    3 hours£4.00
    4 hours£6.00
    5 hours£8.00
    6 hours£11.00
    Over 6 hours£13.00

    FREE PARKING from 8pm to 8am.

    For two hours of free parking spend £20 or more in Waitrose.

  • Train

    Hereford Railway Station is 15 minutes' walk away from Old Market. Please visit the National Rail website for more information.

  • Bus

    Old Market is served by a number of bus routes - there is a bus stop on Newmarket street for First and Stagecoach buses. Local routes 71, 72, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79 and 88 are among those which stop outside Old Market. Visit the Herefordshire council website for more details.

Accessibility

There is a lift at Old Market to enable visitors access to the facilities on the first floor such as public toilets. All store entrances are located at street level to enable easy access for all visitors.

Facilities

There are 600 parking spaces with 31 disabled and 22 parent & toddler spaces. 

Please note that there is a height restriction of 2.25 metres for our car park.

Parking tariffs are as follows:

1 hour £1.30
2 hours £2.60
3 hours £4.00
4 hours £6.00
5 hours £8.00
6 hours £11.00
Over 6 hours £13.00

FREE PARKING from 8pm to 8am.

For two hours of free parking spend £20 or more in Waitrose.

There are no parking concessions avaliable.

Located adjacent to the public toilets near the Management Suite; featuring a height-adjustable changing bench and ceiling track hoist. The toilet is centrally located to allow room on either side for carers.

Old Market have free charging points and six spaces available. These are located outside Waitrose, below the upper level car park ramp.

Toilets and baby changing facilities are located above Waitrose and can be accessed from the main stairwell and lift next to TKMaxx.

 

Free BT Wi-Fi is available throughout Old Market. Click here for more information.

Services

Many of the stores at Old Market offer a Click & Collect service. Click here for more information.

We are dedicated to providing exceptional customer service here at Old Market. Click here to view our Customer Service Charter.

If first aid is required, please contact or visit the Management Suite.

Lost & Found is located in our management suite on the first floor, next to the public toilets. 

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