ACS and Alzheimer’s Society Host Virtual Awareness Sessions for Local Shops

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) is working in partnership with Alzheimer’s Society to host a number of virtual awareness sessions to create more Dementia Friends in the convenience sector.

The sessions are free for ACS members to attend and will be taking place on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 27th January: 12pm – 1pm
  • Friday 29th January: 4pm to 5pm

At the start of 2020, ACS launched a campaign to create 25,000 Dementia Friends in the convenience sector to help customers, colleagues and communities affected by dementia.

Colleagues who complete the online sessions will receive a Dementia Friends badge which can be worn to encourage customers living with dementia to approach you if they are in need of assistance.

ACS chief executive James Lowman said: “We are delighted to be working with Alzheimer’s Society to offer these virtual awareness sessions which will provide colleagues with the knowledge and practical skills that they need to assist customers and colleagues living with and affected by dementia.

“Local shops operate at the heart of our communities and this means that we are uniquely placed to help the people visiting our stores and I would urge all colleagues in the convenience sector to start the year by taking the time to become a Dementia Friend.”

Colleagues can also become Dementia Friends by visiting and entering campaign code ‘ACS25’ before watching the short videos.

For more information about the virtual awareness sessions and to book your place click here.

More information about the campaign and ways to get involved can be found here:

This entry was posted by Chloe on Fri, 22/01/2021 - 10:39