Royal Voluntary Service brings mobile support station to Centre

A health bus which offers support to Dementia sufferers, their families and carers is set to stop at Meadowhall Shopping Centre this week.

On Friday January 23, the Royal Voluntary Service (RVS) will park up at the region’s favourite Shopping Centre in a bid to offer support, advice and information along with raising awareness of the condition which affects 1 in 14 elderly people in the UK.

Meadowhall Centre Director, Darren Pearce said: “As a local business, we try to raise awareness of programmes in South Yorkshire, of which Dementia Support is particularly importance due to the nature of the illness.

“We’re encouraging people from all over the region to come down and take advantage of the mobile support service, which offers those living with dementia and those caring for dementia sufferers the chance to seek some advice and support.”

The mobile bus will be located in Orange Zone 1 car park outside the Argos store and open for drop-in sessions throughout the day on Friday January 23.

Jan Burrows, Dementia Support Manager for the Royal Voluntary Service, said: “We are living in an aging society and support for older people is needed now more than ever.

“Many older people are caring for an older relative and times can be quite difficult and isolating as carers can suffer from loneliness and stress due to having to care for a loved one with little support. RVS tries to address these issues and offers a wide range of support services to support older people.

“Being able to bring our health bus to Meadowhall, along with our experts from RVS and the Alzheimer’s Society, is a fantastic opportunity for us offer free advice and raise awareness of this life-changing condition to the people of South Yorkshire. If you have any questions or would just like to find out a bit more please come aboard and pay us a visit.”

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