‘Foxford & District Alzheimer’s Trust is a group of like-minded individuals who came together to form an organisation in an attempt to develop projects to enhance the lives of people living with dementia in Mayo.’
The catalyst for this work resulted after a founding members family was directly affected by dementia and the lack of supports & services in Mayo.
In 2012, the Foxford Alzheimer Daycare centre was established by the Trust.
It soon became evident to those involved that dementia was set to treble in the years ahead and that the current rented daycare would not be in a position to support the ever increasing demand for support.
The Foxford Alzheimer Daycare founders set about establishing the Foxford & District Alzheimer’s Trust as a registered charity to put dementia firmly on the agenda for Foxford and County Mayo.
Our mission is to support a person with dementia and a person living in rural isolation to live their best life within the community by providing support through our innovative supports and services.
We aim to destigmatise dementia and to train ans support communities across Mayo to become dementia and age friendly.
A person centred approach will be undertaken in all our service delivery, where we will aim to put the needs & wants of the person at the centre of all decision making within our organisation.
Our vision is a community for all; both young and old and everyone in between.
We will protect and support our ageing population. We will work towards breaking down generational barriers by starting a conversation, that you can live and age well in your community- no matter what your age is!
Being socially active alleviates mental health problems, such as depression. Our day centre service will operate 6 days per week, allowing people to belong and contribute to society based on their own ability.
The aim of this service strand will be to offer a daily service to those feeling isolated and those living with a cognitive impairment. Individual support and treatment plans will be tailored to each individual based on their needs. Therapies such as Mindfulness, Relaxation and Cognitive Stimulation Therapy will be on offer at a nominal charge.
A recent report by the Older Persons Council in Mayo identified ‘access to available transport’ as a key obstacle to gaining access to relatively local social activities.
A wheelcair accessible transport service is available to the public in order to allow them to:-
Attend our Social Support Facility
Attend GP appointments and other medical appointments.
Engage with external social activities.
Our community is full of people who want to help. We work to help the people providing services with the people who need them. Come connect with people in new ways.
Every week, our volunteers operate our charity shop
. All funds raised through this business is put towards the running costs of FACT's services.
We have many volunteering opportunities such as:-
-Volunteer Bus Drivers
-Charity Shop Volunteers
-Social Therapy Volunteers