Supporter emails – February 2022

We are so lucky that UWE students are supporting BDAA as part of their final year studies. They are looking at our marketing and website and we would very much appreciate if you could spare a few minutes to complete this short anonymous survey to give BDAA your feedback and input. Thank you.

Thanks so much to Trinity – Henleaze United Reformed Church (THURC) for their recent wonderful donation.

We’ve just been told about this new exciting post:
Diocesan Dementia and Older People’s Mental Health Adviser
Part time (17.5 hours per week), 18 month fixed term contract 

Bristol airport is hoping to operate a testing day for their newly refurbished self-service Silver Zone parking facility, which they intend to host on Monday7 February 2022 – beginning at 10 AM and lasting approximately 1½ hours. The day is open to both drivers and those who might be driven to the airport and may choose to use the Silver Zone area to park their car. This will be a great opportunity to ensure the facility is fully accessible, easy to navigate and clear to understand. Light refreshments will be served during the morning.
So if you, or your colleagues, or any service users would be interested in testing the facility and providing feedback before it officially opens, then contact Verena Fuller from the airport directly, who would be grateful to hear from you. To register your interest or ask further questions, please email
Delighted that All Saint’s Clifton’s Friends Together cafe is open again.

Thanks to Alzheimer’s Society for their latest Dementia Voice.Dignity in Hospital Care project – update:
For all those people who participate in one of our focus group discussion groups or telephone interviews, we will give each participant a £20 shopping voucher to acknowledge their participation and contribution to the project.  

What does the very best dementia care look like?
Last November BRACE welcomed the founder of the world’s first dementia village, Eloy van Hal, to give a talk at our online conference. You can view it here.

We are really pleased to announce that our postponed panto, Ali Baba, will take place at Happy Days Memory Café on Friday 4th March at

We’d love to hear your thoughts on Dementia Friends Champions becoming Dementia Friends 

There are several Assisted Performances of The Lion King at Bristol Hippodrome

To book tickets for the AD performance customers can call our dedicated Access Line on 0800 912 6971. Or we have a Typetalk Number: 18001 0800 912 6971. Tickets can also be booked in person in our Box Office, which now opens 90 minutes before a performance begins. With this in mind, we would encourage customers to check our website to see if a performance is running on the day they plan to pop in and what time it starts. Customers can also book access tickets online after joining our Access Membership Scheme, they can join by filling out this form or by calling the Access line or visiting the Box Office.

Here is Bristol Beacon’s latest information newsletter.

Thanks to Disabled Women Take Action for sharing this poster with us.

BOPF Challenging Ageism Workshop – Making Bristol an ‘Age Friendly City’
BOPF Challenging Ageism Workshop on Thursday 3 March 2022, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm.
You will need to register in advance for this meeting:
The two-hour Zoom workshop is aimed at voluntary sector organisations working with older people, businesses, students, older people themselves, and anyone with an interest in challenging the ageist narrative. We enable participants to explore ways to tackle age discrimination and ageist stereotypes through their own lived/professional experiences. We also look at how ageist beliefs and actions can negatively affect both older and younger people.
The workshop content includes: • Definitions of ageism • Exploring ageist stereotypes • A short quiz • A brief history of ageism • Ageism and the 2010 Equality Act, looking at direct and indirect ageism through a number of scenarios • A Top Ten Guide to Combatting Ageism.
The facilitators are Ian Quaife, BOPF Development Manager and Bianca Rosetti, Project Manager at Bristol Ageing Better (BAB).
This guide to talking about ageing and older age publication includes more information

Chair of Trustees vacancy

Tony is stepping down as Chair of Trustees to concentrate on being our founder and ambassador and continuing to be a full-time volunteer at the

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