Activities and Groups

We provide activities and groups tailored to people living with dementia to help them remain active and live well in their own homes and local community.

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COVID-19

While most face-to-face activities for people with dementia have had to be temporarily suspended, the following activities are still being offered.

Horticultural and Arts Groups

Run by our partners, Sydenham Garden, these horticultural and arts groups are based on Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) and are for people diagnosed with mild to moderate dementia.

The groups cover:

  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Art
  • Reminiscence, reflection and discussion.

The sessions are based in an accessible resource centre and activity room in Lewisham, with many of the activities taking place outside in Sydenham Garden’s restored Victorian Garden and nature reserve.

Bromley, Lewisham & Greenwich MindCare Choir - Zoom

This engaging and uplifting dementia-friendly choir is currently being run on Zoom.

When
Every Wednesday, 11am – 12pm.

Contact
Register your interest: email lewisham@dementiahub.org.uk/ telephone 0203 228 5960.

Chair exercise - Zoom

A fun and inclusive dementia-friendly chair exercise class taking place on Zoom

When
Every Friday, 11.30am-12.10pm

Contact
Register your interest: email lewisham@dementiahub.org.uk / telephone 0203 228 5960.

Dementia Hub Focus Group - currently on-hold

This group is for clients who are in the early stages of dementia. It provides a chance to get together and become involved in projects and campaigns that improve the lives of people with dementia living in the borough of Lewisham.

The group has been involved in a number of initiatives, including contributing to dementia research and consultations. It also plays a key role in making Lewisham a more dementia-friendly borough, advising local businesses and services on the challenges people with dementia face with access or signage, and how they can be more dementia aware.

The benefits of dementia groups

The benefits of activities and groups for people living with dementia include:

  • Increased social interaction.
  • Maintenance of mental and physical wellbeing.
  • Maintenance of everyday living skills helping people stay in their own homes and communities for longer.
  • Use and maintenance of cognitive (brain) functions.
  • Improved confidence and self-esteem.
  • Improvements in the quality of life.

Access activities and groups

Our standard specialist dementia activities and groups are only available to clients who have been diagnosed with dementia, as part of an agreed support plan.

To find out if we can help you live well with dementia, please contact us.

Telephone 0203 228 5960 / email lewisham@dementiahub.org.uk

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