21 Sep Alzheimer support in Fareham
Alzheimer support from our local communities
Dementia is one of the biggest challenges we face as a society, with nearly 50 million people living with the condition worldwide. World Alzheimer’s Day is a global opportunity to raise awareness, educate, encourage support and demystify dementia.
As always, our local community offers its own support and here’s a list of groups and activities to support those with dementia. Please let us know if you are aware of any others that we can add. Further help and advice is available from the Alzheimer’s Society.
Crofton Morning Club
Crofton CC, Stubbington Lane, Stubbington, PO14 2PE
Visit the Crofton Morning Club for entertainment, a range of fun activities, tea, coffee and biscuits – and even a raffle!
This weekly social club is run by the Methodist Homes (MHA) and is great for anyone over the age of 65, including people affected by dementia.
Fareham Support and Social Group
Holy Trinity Church Hall, West Street, Fareham PO16 0EL
Fareham Support and Social Group offers support for anyone suffering from dementia.
The group offers a range of activities, including arts and crafts, cognitive stimulation games, reminiscence and conversation.
They also invite guest speakers to discuss health and social care, finance, wellbeing and coping strategies.
There’s no need to book, you can just turn-up!
Musical Moments Afternoon
Florence Court Care Home, 243 Segensworth Road, Fareham PO15 5FF
Musical Moments is held every fourth Tuesday each month from 2pm-3.30pm. It’s hosted by Dementia Support Hampshire & IOW in partnership with Barchester Healthcare. It’s a chance for people with dementia as well as friends, family and carers to drop-in during the afternoon and enjoy a safe, relaxed afternoon of music and singing with the opportunity to ask questions and share experiences.
Monthly Advice Clinic
243 Segensworth Road, Fareham, PO15 5FF
Florence Court Care Home holds an advice session, open to everyone but especially for people caring for someone with dementia, offering advice and support with daily living as well as planning for the future. You can drop-in on the first Friday of every month, from 10.00am to 12 noon for a cup of tea and slice of cake and have the opportunity to speak to different professionals from the local community such as financial advisers, care providers, alternative therapists and others.
New Age Kurling
Portchester Community Centre, Westlands Grove, Portchester, Fareham, PO16 9AD
New Age Kurling takes place every Thursday, from 2-4pm. Get involved in a fun afternoon playing kurling, where you can develop skills such as balance, coordination and accuracy.
The Kurling is open to both able-bodied and people with disabilities, and no experience is needed.
New members can call Mark on 07989 710620, or contact this email.
Singing to Remember
Crofton Community Centre, Stubbington Lane, PO14 2PP, Fareham
Music is recognised as a real comfort to older people – it can help relieve symptoms and enhance mood! Singing to Remember is a free social group for older people, held on the first Tuesday of the month – 2pm to 3.30pm, except in November. Go along to enjoy music, singing and dancing.
Day care and dementia support from Age Concern
At Lockswood Care & Wellbeing Centre in Locks Heath visitors feel right at home as soon as they step through the door. There’s a bright and airy large lounge/dining area, craft room and relaxing room decorated in 1950s style, as well as a lovely garden.
For those with dementia, it can be difficult to try something new and unfamiliar but as dedicated dementia specialists, the team is trained to support clients, their families and carers.
Download their brochure here.