We had a presentation today from Mr Hugh Petrie MA - a Barnet Council Heritage Development Officer.

Lisa invited Hugh to present some archive materials that would stir some memories for some of the Dementia Club UK members. It certainly did just that. Hugh brought some World War II materials and talked about the history for each of the items.

He then showed a slide presentation showing the old cinema in Hendon which is now a gym and the Queen mother in some of her visits during the war which was fascinating. It stirred up conversations with members and questions. Members would have liked extra time and expressed their thanks to Hugh asking for further visits.

The session then followed with Tai Chi with Egon which members enjoyed and found challenging.

The session ended with some singing and then some social activities. I had no volunteers today but as usual our carers always jump in to help which I am grateful.

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We had another busy session again at the Finchley Memorial hospital. In fact we have added another table to accommodate the increase number of people.

We had a presentation from Barnet Assist who provide various products for people who need help in the day to day living. We were pleased to welcome Callum Styles, David Mackintosh, Edward Wanyoike, Mattia Narciso and Sandra Hollis.

Callum Styles, Edward Wanyoike, Sandra Hollis, Mattia Narciso and David Mackintosh.
Callum Styles, Edward Wanyoike, Sandra Hollis, Mattia Narciso and David Mackintosh.

Callum presented the various products in a short presentation which followed with some questions from members and then Callum and his colleagues circulated the products to members at each table and talking further with individual questions.

Barnet Assist showing their products to the members of Dementia Club UK
Barnet Assist showing their products to the members of Dementia Club UK

The session then followed with Kevin's Family Fortunes quiz which members enjoy and finishing the session with a couple of Lisa's jokes and some singing.

Tina and her mum Joan both celebrated their birthdays today
Tina and her mum Joan both celebrated their birthdays today

Thank you to our volunteers Eleanor and Melvyn and our Trustee Dr Angela for their help during the session.

I am delighted and proud to announce that Saracens Rugby Club were given the Freedom of the Borough of Barnet this evening at Hendon Town Hall. It was a pleasure to see Nigel Wray Chairman of Saracens with Gordon Banks and some of the Rugby players. I wish the club continued success and thank them for all they do for the community.

Lisa with Nigel Wray Chairman of Saracens Rugby Club and Schalk Brits Saracens Hooker since 2009
Lisa with Nigel Wray Chairman of Saracens Rugby Club and Schalk Brits Saracens Hooker since 2009

Tonight was the 40th Anniversary Gala of the Rotaract Club of Hampstead, Hendon & Golders Green. Dementia Club UK was the beneficiary charity. Our thanks to Craig Simons president of the Rotaract club and also to Pia and Carla the main organisers of the evening. It was a great evening enjoyed by all. Our thanks to all for making this evening a success.

The organisers of the Rotaract 40th Aniversary Gala with Lisa
The organisers of the Rotaract 40th Aniversary Gala with Lisa

We had a Valentines special session today. Tables were dressed with red tablecloths and flowers.

There was a slight disappointment as the singer lady who was supposed to attend unfortunately had a flat car tyre. The session carried on as normal and Lisa had members busy at the beginning with colouring pictures of cupcakes and then a dog picture quiz where members had to name the various breed of dogs.

Valentines Day at Finchley Memorial Hospital
Valentines Day at Finchley Memorial Hospital

Eleanor then continued with a general quiz which they all enjoyed followed by the card bingo game which is always great fun. The session then ended with some singing.

Thank you to my volunteers Eleanor and Melvyn for all their help and also to my Trustees Mark and Doctor Angela.