Dementia club is launched in town

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Monday April 11 was an exciting day for Age UK Horsham District as they launched Horsham Dementia Club.

The new Dementia Club will be open every Monday from 10am-3pm at the Salvation Army Hall, Booth way, Horsham. The facilities include a comfortable lounge, hall and enclosed garden.

Mandy Jones Dementia Clubs manager commented: “We are delighted to be able to open a dementia club in Horsham, we are looking forward to welcoming new members and are committed to ensuring everyone enjoys their time with us.”

During the day members will enjoy a range of dementia friendly activities which are arranged with individual’s hobbies, interests and abilities in mind. All activities, snacks and a hot two course lunch are included in the £44.00 fee.

The club which can take up to 14 people who have a diagnosis of dementia and are cared for by a family member or friend is the fourth dementia club that Age UK Horsham District has opened in the Horsham District.

Mandy Jones explained: “We aim to provide one day a week dementia clubs across the whole of the Horsham District, we currently have clubs in Storrington (Tuesdays) Henfield (Fridays) and Pulborough ( Saturdays).

“It is important that we are able to open dementia clubs in different locations and on different days of the week as it offers carers a choice as to which will suit them best. One of the most important aspects of our clubs are the ability to offer a much needed day of respite to those looking after a loved one living with Dementia. We are able to do this by offering support, information and occasional carers meetings.”

If anyone is interested in booking a free trail day at any of our clubs please contact the hubs and clubs administrator on 01403 751327. We are also interested to hear from any potential volunteers.