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New partnership at Warrington Wolves
1:00pm Monday 16th September 2013 in News
WARRINGTON Wolves have joined forces with arch rivals St Helens for a new off field partnership.
The two clubs and Age UK Mersey launched Rugby tackles dementia, a new programme to help people living with dementia to relive their rugby league days.
Paul Chadwick (Health & Wellbeing Coordinator with Age UK Mid Mersey) explained the underlying principles of the partnerships.
He said: “The aim of the alliances is to embrace the person first and their dementia second.
“We want older people to enjoy the camaraderie of the match day experience and to challenge the stigma associated with dementia.
“The scheme encourages older people to remain active within their community in order to help reduce social isolation and low self-esteem.”
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