As members arrived Lisa welcomed them. They also received a warm welcome from Rotarians Jim, Malcolm and Victor who are always happy to sit and chat with the members.

As always Andrew the Church warden makes sure that all the tables are set up and Dorothy and Brenda always ensure members are served with their teas and coffees and cakes straight away.

Lisa then gave out some quiz questions to the members. The quiz was organised by Simon our quiz master who was absent today but made sure that the quiz was delivered. Today’s quiz was about naming some famous brands. Most of the brands were easy but there were a few tricky ones which made it challenging. The quiz also brought back some memories and Lisa got members to talk about them.

It was then time for some exercise and as Richard was away, we had a new Yoga teacher – Kathryn Jackman. Members really enjoyed the exercises with Kathryn who not only made them work hard but also made it fun.

Members were now ready for their music entertainment with James and as usual James knows the right type of music to get members interested. The music quiz game is also a great enjoyment as members like the challenge to get as many points as possible.

Everyone then enjoys a good dance before going home. Thank you to all our volunteers and of course Mark one of our Trustees who also helped during the session.

A very warm humid day but quite a few members arrived including a couple of new members. Lisa welcomed members and introduced some quizzes for them to do whilst they enjoyed their teas and coffees and lovely cakes and chatting.

Joanna then arrived to do some Chi Kung chair exercises which the members found very relaxing. Members were then excited to see Peter Webb the Elvis entertainer arrive. He soon got everyone up and dancing. Elvis makes everyone happy especially as he gets close to serenade. It was a very enjoyable session.

A busy session as normal. Lisa welcomed everyone and especially gave a warm welcome to James who recently lost his wife Mollie.

Lisa also wished Helen and Chrystalla a happy holiday as they were going for 3 months to Cyprus. Everyone gave their best wishes.

Lisa brought some Kosher cakes today which were left over from the recent launch in Borehamwood. Members really enjoyed the variety of cakes and whilst chatting amongst each other they also worked together as a team to answer quiz questions and some members enjoyed doing word searches.

The session then followed with the arrival of George Ritchie a new music entertainer who came with his mother. Members enjoyed his music and singing which was different. Some members also enjoyed some dancing.

It was an enjoyable session. There was only one volunteer today - Melvyn but as usual the carers always step in to help. Thank you to Melvyn for his continued support.

Dementia Club UK celebrates The Rotary Club of Elstree and Borehamwood joining in Association with Dementia Club UK on Monday 17th June 2019 at The Venue Leisure Centre, Elstree Way, Borehamwood WD6 1JY.

The Mayor of Hertsmere Rabbi Cllr Alan Plancey was invited to launch the event with The Rotary Club President Cllr Cynthia Barker who is also the Deputy Mayor.

Cllr. Lisa Rutter the Founder and Chairman of Dementia Club UK and Former Mayor of The London Borough of Barnet welcomed the Mayor and other guests and said a few words about the charity and also read out a poem which she had written. The Mayor followed to say a few words and congratulated Lisa for her work and stressed the importance of raising awareness to let people know of the help they can receive from this new dementia club.

The Mayor then proceeded to cut the cake together with Lisa and Cynthia and this was followed by the excellent music entertainment by Moshe Tamir who got people up and dancing very quickly. Everyone enjoyed the afternoon. A kosher buffet was also provided.

Lisa said – “I am delighted and honoured that The Mayor attended the launch. Everyone was so pleased to meet him. It was a very successful event. Dementia Club UK not only looks after those who suffer with dementia but also their carers and families and those who have lost someone with dementia and are now lonely. We provide information and advice, we have 2 GPs who attend most sessions, chair exercises, music entertainment and social activities. Sessions at Borehamwood are held on the 3rd Monday of every month. Our next session is on Monday 15th July at 1pm to 3pm and all are welcome."

The session today was led by Annette and was as usual very full and lots of chatting and excitement.

Members know to arrive early to get a seat as they really look forward to attending. What a tremendous growth in such a short history of DCUK. Kudos to DCUK!

After a welcome, I introduced Officials of Barnet Museum, Mike and Hillary who arrived with cases of items from the 1950s to share and elicit thoughts from members. They started with a quiz and even though I had informed them that our members were very good at this, they were truly surprised at how well they did and how much they enjoyed it.

Conversations were held, inspired by the objects they brought from the museum. Members really enjoyed looking at so many different items and talking about them.

This was followed by entertainment by Moshe. Delightful as usual! It was difficult bringing the session to an end because Moshe was as excited as the members if not more! There was of course dancing. Everyone had a very enjoyable afternoon and I am certainly privileged to be part of this beautiful family.