Activity Groups.


We are looking forward to our Royal Tea Dance on 16th May at 1.30pm

Free taster session Please contact us for more information and to book

'Just wanted to say a big Thank you. Mum really enjoyed herself today and thoroughly enjoys her Wednesdays. Its lovely to see her spirits lift after her visits' A carer



Day: Wednesday                                         Day:Tuesday

Time: 10am - 3pm                                       Time: 10am - 3pm
half day sessions avaIlable                           Half day sessions available

Venue: The New Apton Centre                    Venue: The Birchanger Village Hall.
             Apton Rd,                                                      207 Birchanger Lane                                                                      
             Bishop's Stortford                                          Birchanger, Nr. Bishop's Stortford                                          
             Herts. CM23 3SN                                          Essex. CM23 5QJ

 Cost Half day sessions available for £25, including light refreshments, this will be 10am - 12.00pm or 1pm - 3pm paid monthly in advance.
Full day sessions in Bishops Stortford, 10am until 3pm, are £45.00 per day (including a hot meal for lunch and refreshments throughout the day) paid monthly in advance.

Financial help may be available through a personal budget and /or an attendance allowance please contact your social care provider or follow this link to find out more about what benefits or help you are entitled to http://www.ageuk.org.uk/money-matters/claiming-benefits/ Transport is not provided by us but there are some schemes in and around Bishops Stortford and Hoddesdon that may be able to help, here are the links: Community Car Scheme, Stortford Shuttle call: 01279 712146, Dial a Ride:01992 556771 For those living in Uttlesford (Maunden, Hatfield Broad Oak etc) there is Uttlesford Community Travel:01371 875787 and for those living in Harlow there is Harlow Community Transport: Tel:01279 446765. Take a look at our Links page for more useful information.
A fairy garden in a tea cup
Indoor Gardening

'Hi Debbie

Have just had the daughter of lady who attends your group on a Wednesday say how pleased her mum is with the sessions. It has made such a difference to her.

Keep up the good work!'

A dementia support worker

 

Who is it for?

People with Mild to moderate dementia who want to make the most of their life

The group is aimed at people with mild to moderate dementia who are mobile and do not need personal care

What Happens at the group?

The group is based on Cognitive Stimulation Therapy. Debbie Baker is a trained CST facilitator.


Below is an example of a group session:

 
Morning:


10.00am
- Warm Welcome with a nice cup of tea or coffee, biscuits and the chance to catch up with the others in the group

10.25am - Orientation board. Physical activity and fun is the theme which may include one or more of the following: singing, dancing, exercise to music, indoor bowls, skittles, golf, and musical movement etc.

11.30am - Refreshments are served followed by more activities before lunch (we often have displays and workshops at this time which could include a dance display, African drum workshop, a musician to name a few)

12.30pm - A hot Lunch will be served (you will be able to choose your meal from a menu the week before)

Afternoon:

1.00pm - A short walk to get some fresh air after lunch

1.25pm - cup of tea/coffee plus a sing song and a look at the orientation board

1.40pm - A discussion on current affairs and what is going on in the world today from newspapers or stories we have heard on the radio or TV

2.00pm - Activities around the theme of the week, which could be: sound, faces, travel, life history, food etc.This could be in the form of a quiz, word search, board game, crosswords, poetry, art and crafts. (From time to time we invite speakers to either give a talk about something related to the theme or hold a workshop or display)

2.30pm - Refreshments are served followed by another short activity

3.00pm - Home



All staff and volunteers are Dementia Friends, have attended training in dementia awareness and the principles of CST amongst other mandatory training, they have also undergone an advanced DBS check