Zest Communities

by Bright Shadow


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We are a small local arts charity whose mission is to enable people living with dementia, and those who care for them, to live well and to thrive. We run Zest Community Groups – arts sessions that engage people living with dementia and their loved ones in meaningful and fun activities, celebrating the here and now. We connect professional artists to our participants, inviting them to collaborate in artistic projects that explore and celebrate dementia culture. We use all the senses, make music, move our bodies, share stories and laughter in these award-winning sessions, independently shown to boost wellbeing. ‘You’ve amplified me! Brought me out of my shell, brought me lots of joy today’ – Zest Communities Participant Currently Zest runs weekly at four Kent locations: Canterbury, Whitstable, Dover and Hythe, acting as a safe, regular, social and stimulating space for people to express themselves and to forge new, supportive friendships with others living similar experiences. Without donations from the community, we would be unable to carry on this important work.
About charity

Bright Shadow

Established in 2009, Bright Shadow’s mission is to enable people living with dementia, and those affected by it, to live well and to thrive. We are experts in creative activities designed specifically for people with dementia to enable self-expression, social interaction and active participation. We do this in a number of ways, including our trademark Zest sessions for people living with dementia in the community. We are passionate about a brighter quality of care, which is invigorating, mood boosting and enhances relationships. We are adamant that life and fun shouldn’t stop once you reach a certain age or receive a diagnosis of dementia. In all of our work we celebrate the here and now, ensuring that people with dementia enjoy a bright today and a bright tomorrow.Charity Registration No. 1171042


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