We are now accepting expression of interest forms!
Are you a local service for people with dementia?
Are you conducting any inspiring work for people living with dementia?
Do you have anything to add to our amazing line up?
Let us know!
If you would like a stand / activity tent / speaking slot, please complete this form Blank Booking Form & send it back to firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, complete our online form at http://romdag.co.uk/demfest.html
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
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 email@example.com 02380 733321
Flyer for May 6th Charity fair