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Dementia friendly films

Dementia friendly films 31 May 2017

Mark Gettinby, owner of the at-home care company, was inspired after talking to one of his clients, an ex-arts lecturer who loves films, but is unable to attend the cinema due to a problem with the circulation in his legs, which means he must regularly get up and walk around.

The next ‘Forget-Me-Not Cinema’ will be held on Monday 5th June at 11am and show classic film, Casablanca. Brief Encounter will then be shown on Monday 3rd July at 11am and To Catch a Thief will be screened on Monday 7th August at the same time. Tickets are £3.50 each or £4.50 with tea or coffee. Interim Director at The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, Jon Woodley, said “At the Spring we strive to ensure that we can offer everybody the chance to enjoy the arts and our performances and screenings. We are delighted that The Spring has been able to partner up with Home Instead Senior Care to provide these screenings for members of our community who may not otherwise be able to access the cinema. We hope that you enjoy our choices for the first three screenings, but please do get in touch with any suggestions for the future!”

As with all these special screenings there will be a relaxed atmosphere in the cinema, with lights dimmed rather than switched off and people are free to move around the cinema. Everything has been created to be particularly suitable for local people living with dementia, their family and their carers. There will also be Home Instead Senior Care caregivers in attendance, who are trained dementia specialists.

Mark Gettinby, Owner of Home Instead Senior Care said, “At Home Instead many of our clients are living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, so we understand the challenges faced by family carers. The dementia friendly cinema screenings are a wonderful opportunity for people living with dementia, their friends and family to have time together in a safe environment, watching wonderful movies. Please tell everyone you know and of course come along, we would love to see you.”

Tickets can be purchased from The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre Box Office on 023 9247 2700 or online by following the links below.


Buy tickets for Casablanca
Buy tickets for Brief Encounter
Buy tickets for To Catch A Thief