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
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
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
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
Pamela & Greenbuttercup CIC, in conjunction with RomDAG would like to let you know what is in store at the Arts & Crafts group over the next few months.
The group meets every first Friday of the month, 10:30-12:30 in the Green Room at the Plaza Theatre in Romsey.
The first session is free and then £3 per person thereafter.
Friday, May 5th ‘Glass Painting’
Friday, June 2nd ‘Mosaic Pot for the Garden’
Friday, July 7th ‘Weaving’ with guest artist Sara Rinaldi
Friday, August 4th ‘Clay Tiles’
Friday, September 8th ‘Model Making/Painting’
Any queries please contact: Pamela@shadow26.plus.com or 01794 501605.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Further information in the flyer attached:
Art & Crafts Flyer
Join us for the launch of our Romsey Memory Walks.
The launch will take place during Dementia Awareness Week (24th-20th May).
We will be starting at Marie Louise House, Newton Lane, Romsey (there is parking available at the rear) and make our way around Romsey’s best places of interest including: the Abbey, Memorial Park & King Johns House. We will conclude our short walk with hot drinks & biscuits & the opportunity for a chat.
It should be a lovely day out & we look forward to seeing you there at 10:30 on 15th May 2017.
From the launch date, the memory walks will be held every first & third Monday of the month.
For further information: call – 07899 664209 or email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Romsey Memory Walk 2017 Flyer & further information