Dementia Friends (an Alzheimer’s Society initiative) is holding an information event on Tuesday 22nd May. These sessions are intended to give people an understanding of dementia and the small things that you could do, to make a difference.

Come at either 10.00am or 1.00 om, each session lasts one hour.

Contact Helen Aldridge for more information on 01332 208845.

Derbyshire Dales District Council is offering a free health check to local residents.

A drop-in Health Promotion Day at Matlock’s Lime Grove Medical Centre from 9am to 3pm on Wednesday 23 May will include a free Boditrax scan, which measures muscle, fat and water percentages, metabolic age and hidden fat around internal organs.

The event also features free easy and moderate level health walks from the Medical Centre at 10am and 12.30pm, plus free stretch and relaxation sessions at 11am, 11.30am, 1.30pm and 2pm.

Community Action and the University of Derby are working in partnership to give voluntary and community organisations the opportunity to find out about funding and get advice and support from local businesses at the annual Funding, Support and Enterprise Fair.

There will be a great mix of funders, local businesses and statutory agencies on hand to offer advice, support and discounts on their services – look out for a full list of funders and organisations on the Community Action Derby website soon –

DerwentWISE and Amber Valley CVS are hosting a Volunteer Networking and Opportunities Fair where you can find out about the volunteer opportunities in the Derwent Valley.

There will be lunch served at 12. o clock. It is a drop-in event but if you are planning to come for lunch please let DerwentWISe know by 28th May so that they can cater accordingly.