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Wanted: volunteers to help researchers take over shopping centre

How does your brain and body change as you get older and how do you stay healthy all that time? As part of Dementia Awareness Week  – 15th-21st May – Oxford researchers will be part of an event on ageing and dementia in Templars Square Shopping Centre, Cowley, called ‘Ageing: from birth and beyond’.

Organised by Living Well Oxford and supported by a Wellcome Trust People Award, the event will offer practical advice and information on ageing and dementia from a ‘pop-up shop’ as well as a chance to understand more about the science behind getting older. The event will include hands-on activities, the chance to try workshops designed to keep your mind and body active and healthy, and special offers from fashion and beauty retailers on how to change your style as you age.

Living Well Oxford is a collaborative public engagement project between the Oxford Academic Health Science Network, Science Oxford and the Oxford Health Experiences Institute to support the exploration and understanding of health and healthcare.

It is looking for volunteers to take on a range of roles to help make this exciting project a success.

Owen Acland, Centre Manger at Templars Square Shopping Centre says, “This is a fantastic opportunity for our staff and visitors. We want Templars Square Shopping Centre to become a dementia champion, an example of how a retail community can work together to be dementia friendly and support our older customers.”

Interested in volunteering to help at ‘Ageing: from birth and beyond’, 15-21 May email: livingwelloxford@gmail.com

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