Dementia

Rock and Roll with the New Dementia Friendly Sowerby Bridge Group

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Dementia Friendly Sowerby Bridge is a newly-formed organisation which aims to make the town a dementia-friendly community. This can make an impact on the lives of people living with dementia in the area and it will be looking at all aspects of local life to see what can be done to make it more dementia-friendly.

They will be kicking things off on Saturday 15 September, 7:00pm at Sowerby Bridge Working Men’s Club at Bolton Brow with ‘GT and the Speedways’,  inviting local people to attend to hear more about what they want to do, how you can help us and, of course, to enjoy the music.

Dementia Friendly Sowerby Bridge is a newly-formed organisation which aims to make the town a dementia-friendly community. This can make an impact on the lives of people living with dementia in the area and they will be looking at all aspects of local life to see what can be done to make it more dementia-friendly.

What a way to kick things off on Saturday 15 September, 7:00pm inviting local people to attend to hear more about what they want to do, how you can help and, of course, to enjoy the music.

For more information contact June Harvey at contactmemorylanecafe@gmail.com

Riverside Dementia Friendly Cafe

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Get down to the Riverside Cafe at St. Bartholomew’s Church in Ripponden.

A very warm welcome is extended to people with dementia, conditions such as Parkinson’s and their carers as well as people who my be isolated or lonely and just want a cup of tea and a chat.

Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday 1:30 – 3:30 pm

£2 including refreshments

Grandma Remember Me? A play about dementia

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Grandma Remember Me PosterDrawing on the experiences of living with someone with dementia, Grandma Remember Me is a moving story told through a mix of puppetry, drama and storytelling that explores the importance of memories and relationships within our lives and how to keep and treasure them.

Friday 23 October 2015 – From 7.30pm
At St Johns Community Hall, Gooder Lane, Rastrick, HD6 1HF

Tickets cost £5. For further information please call 01484 719631 or email info@stjohnsrastrick.org.uk

Find out more about the play here.

Sing Out Loud – Singing sessions in Elland, starts tomorrow

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Go along and join in with stimulating and uplifting singing sessions beginning with some social time over a cup of tea or coffee followed by some gentle physical and vocal warm up actions before singing.

Starts Thursday 17 September – 1.45pm to 3.30pm
At Hamerton Close, Westgate, Elland, HX5 0BD

The group will continue to meet every two weeks on the first and third Thursday of each month and sessions up until Christmas are as follows:

  • Thursday 1 October – 1.45pm to 3.30pm
  • Thursday 15 October – 1.45pm to 3.30pm
  • Thursday 5 November – 1.45pm to 3.30pm
  • Thursday 19 November – 1.45pm to 3.30pm
  • Thursday 3 December – 1.45pm to 3.30pm
  • Thursday 17 December – 1.45pm to 3.30pm

The group welcome people with dementia and their carers and don’t mind if you have no experience of singing with others, as it’s about finding your voice and just enjoying the moment.

Just go along, or if you would like to know more please call Christine on 01422 328643 or Pauline on 07811 438228