Denmark residents with early onset dementia or those at risk of developing dementia can now access a series of sensory workshops after the Shire of Denmark and the Denmark CRC partnered to create a pilot program. The Creative Solutions program, which kicked off last week, is a series of workshops that focuses on art, music and mindfulness therapies to support people with early onset dementia or people at risk of developing dementia. The program aims to provide an inclusive and safe space for people to improve their confidence and sense of connection and strengthen their memory through different exercises. Other aims include raising community awareness of dementia and reducing social isolation. The sessions will include a mindfulness activity facilitated by Freedom Physio, a music workshop run by David Rastrick and an art workshop led by the Denmark Art Club. Shire president Ceinwen Gearon said it was important to offer programs for the seniors community. “Catering for our growing population of seniors is very important, so I’m pleased to be partnering with the Denmark CRC to deliver this program,” she said. “Hopefully, by offering this dementia-focused program together we can reduce some stigma and loneliness while building confidence, friendships and community connections through creativity.” The program will be running on Thursdays until June 30. For details, contact the Denmark CRC on 9848 2842 or email@example.com.