Memory Club — for those living with early stage dementia themselves — held twice a month at The Brooklands Centre in Newport Pagnell

 

  • The Parish Church sponsors the Memory Club which is for people who’ve been diagnosed as having dementia or who have symptoms of cognitive impairment. CTNP is very much in support of this initiative in our community

  • The Memory Club has proved very popular with people with dementia, and in Septermber 2016 had 27 members

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    This club is for people who have dementia themselves;

    if you wish to attend, you need to be referred
    via one of the routes explained further down this page;

    it is not a Carer's group;

    please see Regular events for groups which include carers.

     

    • until 18 March 2017 anyone with a Co-op membership card may indirectly contribute to the funding of the Memory Club;
      see details futher down this page; 
    • additional volunteers required to help; see the bottom of this page for details

     

     

  • We recognise the importance of a supportive and caring community to men and women living with dementia whether it’s Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia or any of the other less well known forms of dementia.

  • Our target audience is those living in their own homes and managing with only intermittent support. To attend you need to be referred

    • through the community matron at Newport Pagnell Health Centre
    • via your GP, or
    • directly to Hazel Reynolds on 01908 614124. or email to hazel_reynolds@hotmail.co.uk
  • The memory club meets on the second and fourth Thursday afternoons each month, from 2.30-4pm, at Brooklands Centre, Newport Pagnell (see Brooklands.) For specific dates of up-coming meetings, see the list at Forthcoming Events

  • The club offers memory assistance techniques and group activities to build enjoyment and confidence and hopes to help keep each member as a valued functioning resident of the community for as long as possible. Refreshments will be served. A donation of £1.50 is requested to cover running costs

 

If you want to contribute to the funding of the club

  • until 18 March 2017 the Parish Memory Club will be one of the charities supported by the recently relaunched Co-op membership card; every time Co-op members buy a Co-op branded product or service and use their Co-op membership card, they will get back 5p in the pound of the amount spent, and an additional 1p is sent to a local charity of choice

  • if you already hold a Co-op members card, please login to your Co-op membership account and choose the Memory Club as your supported charity

  • if you currently don't have a Co-op members card, but would like one, just go into a Co-op branch, and ask for a temporary card; this costs £1 and then you need to register by phone or on their website to get your permanent card, and then to choose the Memory Club as your supported charity

  • if you use a Co-op members card, but do not select any specific charity, the 1p in the pount is shared between three nominated charities (one of which is the Parish Memory Club)


If you want to volunteer to help
  • Volunteers run sessions & activities, support members, provide refreshments....men as well as ladies please.  References will be taken up and DBS (formerly CRB) checks made. Training includes information about dementia, safeguarding, health & safety.

  • If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Hazel Reynolds on 01908 614124 or 07518412389 or email: hazel_reynolds@hotmail.co.uk

  • OCTOBER 2016 ADVERTISEMENT

MEMORY CLUB

REQUIRES ADDITIONAL VOLUNTEERS

We meet twice a month on the second and fourthThursday afternoons, 2.00-4.15pm, in the Brooklands Centre, Newport Pagnell. Our goal is to support and encourage those living with dementia or cognitive impairment. Activities vary but achieving a fun and positive social experience is key. Usually we start with refreshments and once a month we enjoy a singsong. Attracting some additional volunteers will help us manage our popularity and growth in membership. DBS checks are made and training is provided which would equip volunteers to start with us early in 2017.

If interested in learning more about what we do, please contact hazel_reynolds@hotmail.com or telephone 01908 614124.