E.ON employees mark Dementia Awareness Week in support of company’s charity partner - Alzheimer’s Society
I’m proud to work for a company which is committed to helping increase understanding of dementia, the impact it can have on individuals’ lives and how we can help ease that.
Groups of energy employees from E.ON’s offices in several locations joined forces as part of Dementia Awareness Week to promote Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends initiative to colleagues and explain how they feel they have benefitted from attending one of the associated information sessions designed to help increase awareness of the condition.
E.ON is giving its employees across the country the opportunity to find out more about dementia as part of its relationship with Alzheimer’s Society. Those who take part in a Dementia Friends event learn about what it is like to live with dementia and how to turn that understanding into action, at home and at work.
Since announcing a two-year fundraising partnership with Alzheimer’s Society in July 2016, more than 500 E.ON employees have become Dementia Friends.
Carol di Iulio, who manages a section of customer service advisers for E.ON, took part in one of the first Dementia Friends information sessions held at E.ON’s Bedford office. She said: “I lost my father late last year, who had dementia for three years. Becoming a Dementia Friend can provide a small insight into what life can be like for people living with the condition, and the confidence to know how to be of practical help to those affected.
“I’m proud to work for a company which is committed to helping increase understanding of dementia, the impact it can have on individuals’ lives and how we can help ease that.”
For more information about E.ON’s work with Alzheimer’s Society, visit eonenergy.com/charity
Notes to editor:
Photos show just some of E.ON’s Dementia Friends gathered at sites in Coventry, Kingswinford and Bedford.
For more information contact:
Jane Branscombe, 02476 183 681, email@example.com
Naomi Troy, 02476 180 523, firstname.lastname@example.org
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