Based in Wolverhampton for over 145 years, we’re passionate about providing support in all areas of our Community, with our latest joint initiative helping to open up even more support for those living with Dementia.
As a long-standing supporter of Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, we’re excited to be backing its new plans to extend showings and performances for those living with and affected by the disease.
For the last 12 months, the Theatre has provided entertainment specifically for those living with the disease as well as their carers, at monthly dementia-friendly Memory Cafes led by pantomime favourites Ian Adams and Julie Paton, who both perform medleys of songs across all eras and genres.
And, alongside headline sponsor FBC Manby Bowdler, The Friends of the Theatre, and The Steve Bull Foundation, we’re helping the Theatre increase its provision of services across 2020, with the first dementia-friendly performance of the Million Dollar Quartet taking place on 2nd July – how exciting!
Vicky Price, Associate Director – Development & Communications at the Grand Theatre said:
“The Dementia Programme started with one Memory Café a month, which due to popularity extended to two a month very soon after launch. I am delighted that we will now provide three a month and continue to produce the Viva Variety touring show that visits local Care Homes to reach those who are unable to attend at the Theatre.”
Dementia Awareness Practitioner and FBC Partner Michelle Monnes Thomas said:
“We are overwhelmed with the response to the first year and it has been so endearing to see so many people from the Community coming together to reminisce and enjoy time together at Theatre. The opportunity to be involved for a second year is very exciting as we develop the programme from the Theatre’s Encore Lounge and are able to include performances in the main auditorium too.”
Chief Executive & Artistic Director of the Grand Theatre Adrian Jackson said:
“I wish to thank all of the staff and supporters who have embraced this scheme wholeheartedly. We aim to reach everyone in the Community through the magic of Theatre, I am delighted that through recent developments we will continue to make the Theatre as accessible as possible.”
And remember, that as Paycare Policyholders, you’re making a real difference to causes like this, so thank you! 🧡
Our Policyholders, People and our Community are at the heart of everything we do! Don’t forget, that you can also access exclusive discounts on selected performances and Theatre experiences via your MyPaycare Log In area at https://www.paycare.org/my-paycare/login.php
Finally, the Paycare Team hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a very happy, and healthy, New Year 😊🎄