Collaboration between Age Concern Hampshire and Clodagh McKenna for Dementia Action Week

Age Concern Hampshire and charity patron Clodagh McKenna have announced their collaboration to mark Dementia Action Week, taking place from May 13-19, 2024. The week aims to raise awareness and prompt collective action in support of individuals living with dementia.

As a part of the celebrations, Age Concern Hampshire will be hosting a series of activities at their Care and Wellbeing centers, featuring cook-along recipes created by their esteemed patron chef, Clodagh McKenna. These meals, prepared by the charity’s dedicated cooks, will showcase the importance of proper nutrition in maintaining brain health and slowing the progression of cognitive decline.

According to Clodagh McKenna, “I am honored to be the Patron of Age Concern Hampshire and to help raise awareness for the charity and the essential dementia support they provide. What we eat has a huge impact on our brain function, and a diet rich in vegetables, fruit, and other nutrients can help lower the risks and slow down the development of dementia. During Dementia Action Week, we will be sharing healthy recipes focused on these ingredients.”

In addition to promoting proper nutrition, Age Concern Hampshire will also be offering a range of activities tailored to support cognitive development in individuals living with dementia. These activities, such as mobility support and music therapy, have been designed to enhance memory, cognition, and daily functioning while promoting social interaction.

Helen Callen, CEO at Age Concern Hampshire, expressed her excitement for the collaboration, stating, “We are thrilled to work with Clodagh for Dementia Action Week. Our organization is committed to providing essential support for those affected by dementia and raising awareness for older people navigating cognitive challenges.”

Age Concern Hampshire currently has Care and Wellbeing centers in Dibden/Hythe, New Milton, Locks Heath, and Yateley, offering a variety of daily activities for the older community of Hampshire. These activities, such as art and crafts and music therapy, can have a significant impact on improving memory and social interactions among clients.

For more information on Age Concern Hampshire and to book a taster day, please contact 01962 868545. The charity, founded in 1985, also provides services such as Help at Home, Information Hub, Foot care clinics, and Hospital to Home Services.

For media inquiries, please reach out to Sarah Jacobs, Marketing Manager at Age Concern Hampshire, via email at

To learn more about the charity and their services, please visit

Age Concern Hampshire can be contacted at:

Centre Way

Locks Heath


SO31 6DX

Tel: 01962 868545.

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