Those attending Greenbuttercup CIC’s extra Arts & Crafts session during the recent Dementia Awareness Week, enjoyed learning how to make forget-me-nots out of toilet roll inners ! The ‘forget-me-not’ is used as the logo for the Alzheimer’s Society and other dementia groups including ROMDAG.
These, as well as other ‘toilet roll’ flowers that were made during the morning, will go on display next month during the Romsey Festival. It is planned to have a vase of forget-me-nots in the Green Room at the Plaza Theatre (where the monthly Arts & Crafts sessions are held) during the “Inside Out Art Trail” (July 2nd) to advertise the classes. The others will become part of Greenbuttercup CIC’s main Festival event “All is Creative in the Garden”, which takes place in the Abbey URC from July 7th -16th.
For further details of the “Arts & Crafts sessions for people living with Dementia and their carers” contact: Pamela@shadow26.plus.com or call 01794 501605.
Details about the Festival events and where and when you can go and see these flowers, can be found on: www.greenbuttercup.org or www.romseyfestival.org.
Dementia AWARENESS WEEK – THANK YOU!
The Romsey Dementia Action Group hosted a range of activities during national Dementia Awareness Week (14th-21st May). Thank you to everyone who came and spoke to us on the market stall or attended the table tennis, arts and crafts or puzzle club sessions. The exercise class was graced with That’s Solent TVs presence, who filmed and interviewed participants and was shown on TV later that evening.
The first Romsey Memory Walk was launched, 17 attended the walk including two residents and carers from the Marie Louse House. The group took a leisurely stroll around places in interest in Romsey, including the Abbey, King Johns House and a quick stop at the Library to take in their dementia display. The walk is for those with memory problems and their carers but not exclusive, along the way interesting facts about the town are mentioned to stimulate conversation and memories. The walk takes little under an hour, with refreshments afterwards at Marie Louise House.
The new Romsey Memory Walk meets fortnightly on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month, 10.30am at Marie Louis House, Newton Lane. A fellow Memory Walk is being launched in North Baddesley on 18th May, and will tale place every Thursday at 9.45am.
For ongoing activities click here: Dementia Diary
We are so very grateful!
Clipping taken from the Romsey Advertiser.
Thank you everyone for coming along to support our first Memory Walk in Romsey.
Despite the weather, our launch of the memory walks was a great success.
We look forward to many more in our regular twice monthly memory walks.
Get in touch if you wish to get involved, or for more information: Romsey Memory Walk 2017 A4P v3 (1)
Also, good luck to the North Baddesley Memory Walk group tomorrow: 9:45 at Village Hall, Botley Road, North Baddesley.
& with all of the future North Baddesley walks.
For more information: North Baddesley Memory Walk 2017 A4P v1
A huge thank you to the incredible team at Waitrose for voting for RomDAG to have a token slot at the store in Romsey for the month of May.
When you pop in to Waitrose for your shop, be sure to place your green tokens in the Community Matters box for RomDAG & the work that we do.
Thank you to all for your support.
Alongside all of our wonderful activities across the Romsey area, the library are also putting on a coffee morning & drop in on 15th May 10-12 and a Dementia Friends awareness session on 19th May 2-3.
Thank you to all the staff at the library for your support in raising awareness of dementia.
For more information about the Dementia Awareness Session download the flyer here: Romsey Library Dementia Awareness Training Poster A4
For more information about the coffee morning download the flyer here: Romsey Library Alzheimers Coffee Morning A4 Poster 2017
We at the Romsey Dementia Action Group (RomDAG) would like to say a huge congratulations and thank you to Kay & Terry. Kay & Terry were married on 18th March and generously chose to donate money from their wedding guests to RomDAG.
RomDAG is a volunteer led group aimed at promoting awareness and understanding of dementia across the community of Romsey. We hold regular activity groups for people living with dementia, dementia awareness sessions to promote understanding of dementia and host an annual dementia festival, Demfest, for our community to come together for music, activities and information in the name of those living with dementia. Demfest this year will be at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens on the 10th September 2017.
Kay & Terry donated the money to RomDAG to help support us to continue to provide the activity groups and Demfest. They chose our charity as a local group for dementia in honour of Terry’s first wife, Cynthia, who passed away from dementia in June 2010. Cynthia was a Romsey girl who was married to Terry for 44 years. Terry cared for Cynthia at home for 4 years before she moved to Thatchbury Manor care home for a further 4 years. Kay has been a family friend to Cynthia & Terry for 40 years & 4 years ago, Kay & Terry became partners and married in March this year.
We are so grateful to Kay & Terry for their wonderful donation and hope to do them proud with our ongoing activities. We would also like to wish them much love and happiness in their life together.
This year, Dementia Awareness week is 14th-20th May 2017.
Dementia Awareness Week is a National initiative aimed at raising awareness & understanding of dementia.
At RomDAG, we have organised a number of activities & events to get involved with during Dementia Awareness Week including:
- Eileen’s exercise class
- Memory walks
- Market stalls
- Table tennis club
- Puzzle & games drop in
- Dementia Friends sessions
- Arts&Crafts drop in
Come along and get involved.
Download our flyer with all the information here: DAW FLYER
We will be attending the Romsey Opportunity Group Fundraising Day.
Come along and chat with us about our activities, enjoy cakes, crafts & entertainment.
10:00 – 14:00 at Crosfield Hall, Romsey
& evening entertainment from 19:30 onwards with a quiz, fish & chips & a silent auction. Bring your own drinks all for just £10.
Further information from:
Sue Fisher at firstname.lastname@example.org 02380 733321
Flyer for May 6th Charity fair
Pamela & Greenbuttercup CIC would like to invite you to a free taster session for the arts & crafts group during Dementia Awareness Week:
DEMENTIA AWARENESS WEEK
As part of Romsey Dementia Action Group’s programme of events for Dementia Awareness Week (15-21 May, 2017), there will be an extra FREE Arts & Crafts session on:
Friday, May 19th, 2017
when we will be making things for display at Romsey Festival in July. This will be drop-in session for anyone who is interested in finding out what we do. Everyone is welcome to come and have a chat, coffee or try the activity. It will be held at the usual place and time. Visitors can call in at any time and are welcome to stay as long as they wish.
We look forward to seeing you.
Further information can be obtained from Pamela@shadow26.plus.com or 01794 501605.
Other activities during the week include: information stalls, memory walks, exercise class, table tennis, and a Dementia Friends session. For information about other activities available in Romsey and District during Dementia Awareness Week, please go to www.ROMDAG.co.uk
The flyer is attached here: Art & Crafts Flyer