We are very happy to welcome members of the Share Care Community Club to a club with a new name - Elder Active Club. It will be run by Dementia Active, an organisation with an established track record in providing social activity groups for people who have a diagnosis of dementia.
Starting at 10.00am, after a welcome drink and sharing of news we will organise a variety of activities including:
● topical discussions
● gentle exercise
● ball/balloon games
● physically active games for those more able
● arts and crafts
● table games
● digital technology - laptops and iPad apps
In addition we encourage club members to bring their own interests and hobbies to share with others and we will help to facilitate this.
We will provide a buffet style lunch, with some hot snacks as well.
We aim to bring in ‘outside’ entertainment every few weeks, in the form of a singer/ magician/ bands etc., all of whom are dementia friendly.
For those with a diagnosis of dementia the main session activities will last for 4 hours
after which members can be collected by friends/relatives. Our experience is that a four hour session filled with activities is long enough for most people, however everyone who chooses can stay until the session closes at 3.00pm.
For further information on Dementia Active’s activity programme for people with dementia please see ‘Activities’.
The Elder Active Club members are also very welcome to stay with us until we close and enjoy for instance - watching a film or playing board games.
Sessions cost £35.00 for those with a diagnosis of dementia and £22 for those who come to socialise and meet friends.
Volunteer drivers (if available) can collect and drop off if required with an additional £4.00 being charged and donated to the driver.