Sport to be used to help people with dementia in Sheffield

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Sports fans are being asked to get involved in ‘Sporting Reminiscence’ groups for older people, some of whom may be lonely or living with dementia.

Groups are to be launched at Central, Crystal Peaks, Ecclesall, Firth Park, Stocksbridge libraries this autumn.

Sports fans are now being sought to help with the sessions and to research the sporting history of Sheffield.

Darrell Porter, of Sheffield Council, said: “Whether it is cricket, rugby, football, boxing, snooker or athletics, by using old photographs, newspaper articles and memorabilia, discussion can help older people forge new friendships, share great memories and sometimes even get back into sport themselves.”

To find out more about getting involved call Darrell on 0114 273 4254.