Forum celebrates First Anniversary of Dementia Tea Dances

By April 25, 2019 News

Thursday last saw celebrations of a milestone with the first anniversary of the Millennium Forum’s Dementia Tea Dances and a great turnout from right across the city to mark the occasion.

The Dementia Friendly Tea Dances, part of ‘Access to Arts for All’ have been running now for a year and Thursday’s event saw residents from seven care homes across the city and district represented as well as others, enjoy a superb high tea, entertainment and dancing through the kind support of Millennium Forum staff and directors.

FIRST ANNIVERSARY. . . . .Professor Dolores O’Reilly cuts the cake at the First Anniversary Celebration of the Dementia Tea Dances at the Millennium Forum on Thursday afternoon last. Included are Millennium Forum staff and some of those who attended the event. (Photos: Jim McCafferty Photography)

Speaking during the event, Forum director, Dr. Dolores O’Reilly took time out to thank the many sponsors who donated to the event.

Lisa Heaney and Professor Dolores O’Reilly, Millennium Forum pictured with Maurice Friel and his daughter and son-in-law Linda and Gerry Doherty during Thursday’s First Anniversary Demetia Tea Dance.

‘I am delighted to see such a great turnout to celebrate this first anniversary. It is so wonderful to see so many of you here today including those of you who have not missed one! I would like to thank our many sponsors. This event is entirely run on donations and without the help of those such as Diamond Corrugated, Specsavers, Marian Simpson, Storm Media, White’s News and Views, Staywalledcity, The Old Docks Bar and Grill and D. McBrearty Window Specialists we could not have sustained the event. A big thank you to you all.’

Enjoying the music at Thursday’s tea dance.