Rugby Tackles Dementia is a project delivered by Age UK Mid Mersey, in partnership with the Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation and the Saints Foundation.
Older people living with dementia, along with their families and carers, are invited to bring the rugby league experience to life by providing opportunities to meet up with past and present players and look behind the scenes of a professional Rugby League club.
Working with past players who share their time, knowledge and compassion, Rugby Tackles Dementia enables people to:
- Reduce symptoms of depression
- Raise levels of self-esteem
- Improve communication
- Enhance mood
- Have fun
- Share experiences and memories alongside their families