A SHOPPING outlet and charity supporting the elderly have joined forces to promote wellbeing for carers and people with dementia and Alzheimer's.

The Tweedmill shopping centre, on Llannerch Park near St Asaph, will host the launch of Age Connects North Wales Central garden and ‘Perennials’ project on Friday, June 14 from 1pm.

The garden has been designed to support those across Denbighshire living with dementia, illness and disability to engage with the natural world and use gardening tasks in a constructive and therapeutic way.

The project, which is also supported by Denbighshire County Council, is accessible to those who find themselves in a caring role together with the person they care for; as they can often find themselves feeling disengaged from their community, isolated or lonely.

‘Perennials’ engages carers in gardening tasks in a therapeutic way, without the responsibility of looking after a garden. The project is also working with Ysgol Tir Morfa, to develop a number of constructs for a stroll garden on site, the first of which will be unveiled by enthusiastic students at the launch.

MP for the Vale of Clwyd Chris Ruane, Denbighshire older persons champion and Rhyl mayor cllr Ellie Chard and cllr Peter Morton will be attending the launch of an innovative project and there will be an opportunity for the older people to present comments, questions and ideas to the politicians at the launch in the poly tunnel at 1:30 pm.

For further information please contact Isa Lamb at Age Connects North Wales Central on 01745 508628 or pop into their office on 15 Bridge Street in Denbigh.