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Do you live with or care for someone who is experiencing memory loss or dementia? Or perhaps you would just like an afternoon reminiscing.
Prama, the local charity that supports older people is starting a new weekly ‘Memory Lane’ group at the Reef Youth and Community Centre in Colehill on Thursday 30th March from 2.00-4.00pm.
The group offers social activities, advice and mutual support sessions for older people experiencing memory loss or dementia, as well as their carers. It is run by a trained Prama worker and supported by volunteers. Each week members will discuss a different theme, such as the weather, music, games, TV and radio comedy, colours, holidays and sport.
Bridget Barrett of Prama said; “Reminiscence is beneficial to people with memory loss and an enjoyable activity for everyone to take part in. We incorporate singing, games and fun into the groups and are also able to offer support and advice to carers”.
Everyone is welcome to attend: carers, people with memory loss or anyone who enjoys reminiscing. It is £2 per session, which includes drinks and biscuits. The group meets at the Reef Youth and Community Centre, Colehill Lane, Colehill, BH21 7AB.
Other Prama Memory Lane Groups take place in Hamworthy, Longfleet, Kinson and Parkstone.
For more information, please contact Bridget on 01202 207300.