Upcoming events

WOKINGHAM ACTIVE

Dementia Friendly Activity Sessions

 Activity Programme for people living with dementia and their carers.

Wokingham Active for people living with dementia is a programme of leisure activities to stimulate and provide physical activity opportunities. Sessions are delivered by attentive instructors who engage and interact with participants and carers.

Details of types and times of activities are here or Email: sport@wokingham.gov :

 

 

CARERS WEEK 2019 – GETTING CARERS CONNECTED

10th-16th June

6.5 million people in the UK are carers.  Carers UK and partners are running the annual week, 10th-16th June, to raise awareness of unpaid carers.  The aim is to raise the profile of caring within communities, at places of work and in the media. By working together more carers can be connected to the information and support they need.

Click here to find out about the events Wokingham Outreach Carers Service has organised for you.

 

 

DEMENTIA ART THERAPY SESSIONS

Free Dementia Art therapy sessions are taking place at The Foxes’ Den Café, Binfield Parish Offices, Benetfeld Road, Binfield. RG42 4EW

For more information and to book a place please contact Claire on 07919 448254 or email claire@foxesden.co.uk or  sarah@foxesden.co.uk

See:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1179476985545473/?ti=as

 

UNDERSTANDING DEMENTIA
….and lessening its impact for those who care

As we get older, we fear dementia more than any other disorder.  Until there is a cure, the future may look hopeless for those who are already living with it.  But if we are prepared to think in a different way, we can make a real difference to them.

Want to find out more?  Please come along to one of the free presentations by Shirley Pearce, BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy, on:

  • Monday 20th May, 7.30pm – St Mary’s Church Centre, Stations Road, Twyford RG10 9NT.  To book call: 0118 934 4792.
  • Wednesday 22nd May, 3pm – Emma’s Kitchen, Apsley House, 27-29 London Road, Twyford RG10 9EH.  To book call: 07743 501 149.
  • Friday 24th May, 2.30pm – Woodley Baptist Church, Hurricane Way, Woodley RG5 4UX.  To book call: 07743 501 149.

See: www.understandingdementia.co.uk

 

CONNIE’S COLANDER

Human Story Theatre present a play about the effects of Alzheimer’s disease on a family. A free event but donations would be appreciated.

Date: Monday June 24
Time: 2.30pm to 3.45pm

Place: Woodley Library Headley Road Woodley Reading, Berkshire RG5 4JA

Tel: 0118 969 0304 or Email: libraries@wokingham.gov.uk

Connie is a retired domestic science teacher. Emily, her daughter, is enjoying hosting her first TV cookery show: Connie’s Colander, bringing her mother’s recipes onscreen and up to date. Sensitively, with humour and tenderness this newly written play traces the evolving relationship throughout their lives, and the impact of Connie’s Alzheimer’s. Can their relationship, and the TV show, survive?

Running time 50 mins plus a 20 minute post-show Q&A with a dementia specialist

 National press link October 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/oct/23/play-dementia-touring-libraries-alzheimers