We will pick up all the participants from their homes, using a minibus. During this collection time we will use music and song to create a happy atmosphere, as well as games associated with travel, such as ‘I Spy’ and ‘Spot the Mini’.
Once everyone has been collected, we will either eat out at a ‘dementia Friendly’ establishment or, weather permitting, have a picnic.
We will then travel to a historic site, public garden or any suitable ‘dementia friendly’ site. We will be happy to share any photos/videos of our visits.
On the return journey we will again use various travel friendly activities, such as ‘sing a long’ books to stimulate everyone.
We anticipate collection times will be between 9.45/ 11.00 am and drop offs between 3.30 / 4.45 pm. All carers/partners will receive a detailed email the day before with specific collection and drop off times, once routes have been planned.
The cost will remain at £39.00 per member, per day out. Initially there will only be 10 places per fortnight, for existing members only. (Due to the higher costs of this venture, all 10 places would need to be booked at least a fortnight in advance, with as much notice as possible, if a ‘booked’ member couldn’t attend for whatever reason).
If this proves a success, this will become a weekly event, and will be advertised within the Oxfordshire area for new members who could benefit from such an activity.