Memory Matters Day Clubs
When a full day of engaging activity in a fun, person-centred environment is required our experienced team have it all covered…
If you would like more support, Memory Matters run for full day support, including a shared lunch. These clubs run at our very own Moments Cafe in Plymouth, Devon and at Priory Bungalow, Bodmin, Cornwall. The full Day Clubs are self funded and there is a fee currently at £40 a day.
Our Activity Day clubs all run in the same way and so wherever you attend you will recognise the structure. Like all our work, they adhere closely to the principles of Cognitive Stimulation Therapy. So you can be safe in the knowledge that all club members are having a workout for their brains and bodies whilst socialising and having fun.
Bodmin: Wednesdays 10am-4pm
Plymouth: Fridays 10am-4pm
Where are They?
Priory Bungalow, Bodmin, Cornwall and upstairs in our Cafe, Moments in Plymouth.
Who can attend?
Anyone with a diagnosis of mild- moderate dementia who is independent with self care.
What Happens at a club?
welcome, tea/coffee & social time
Gentle warm up:
Orientation discussion, Newspaper discussion, Song & Word warm-up. We have many different word warm ups. They are usually to do with the main topic. eg. thinking of autumn words beginning with a letter picked from a hat.
These are influenced by the key topics used in cognitive stimulation (eg. Physical Games, Sounds, Childhood, Food, Current affairs, Faces/Scenes, Word Association, Being Creative, Categorising Objects, Orientation, Using Money, Number Games, Word Games.) The main topic will often have a seasonal twist to help with orientation and will always use props, mutisensory elements, discussion and an activity to engage in.
Depending on the club this will be either soup and sandwiches at £3.50 to be paid on the day or a hot meal organised by the venue usually £3.50 to be paid on the day also.
All our clubs try to get outside for a walk weather permitting so you will need to make sure you have clothes to wrap up in in the winter and sun cream and hats in the summer!
Afternoon Activity: This is usually more focused on games either physical, word or number games. This is also a time for members to contribute to planning and explore self-help topics or hear visiting speakers.
Tea/coffee social time
If you need any help or have any questions call Christine on 01752 243333
All enquiries are welcome at Memory Matters whether you’re worried about a friend, family member or yourself.