It was a smaller group today but it was still a very enjoyable and very busy session. Lisa started with a quiz and asked members to make some words from random letters in a wheel picture. The challenge was to first find the 9 letter word and 8 letter word. There was a lot of thinking and they all did very well.

Richard then arrived to do chair Yoga. Members always look forward to this as Richard makes it a really fun way of exercising.

The session then followed with Helen Tierney who brings her accordion, harp and piano keyboard. She started playing 'She'll be Coming Round the Mountain' and then leading on with music from the war years to commemorate Remembrance Day which was yesterday. Members then heard further favourites which everyone enjoyed and sang along to and even danced.

Helen Tierney playing the electric piano and harp for members at Dementia Club UK
Helen Tierney playing the electric piano and harp for members at Dementia Club UK

Thank you to our Rotarians - Valerie who is also one of our Trustees, Kuljit and his wife, Ian and Michael. Thank you also to Mark my husband who is also one of the Trustees and of course thank you to Risom for looking after everyone with refreshments.

It was Halloween today at the Finchley Memorial Hospital. Lisa decorated the tables with Halloween chocolates and lovely cakes.

Members were also given some colouring crayons and a Halloween picture to colour. Everyone got very busy concentrating on their colouring and produced some really lovely pictures.

Some examples of the lovely colouring today
Some examples of the lovely colouring today

We also had a presentation today. Richard Turner from Action Loss Hearing attended to talk to members about the importance of making sure their hearing is checked out. People with hearing problems often feel very isolated and this can also lead to early onset dementia as you become very disoriented. Members were grateful to receive Richard’s talk and Richard also offered to give members a Hearing test. The hospital provided a quiet room on the second floor so that Richard could do the Hearing tests. There were quite a few members who wanted the test.

Richard Turner from Action Loss Hearing telling the members of Dementia club UK the importance of getting their hearing checked
Richard Turner from Action Loss Hearing telling the members of Dementia Club UK the importance of getting their hearing checked

The session then followed with Halloween Bingo and again this was enjoyable as it was different. Each number that Lisa called was a Halloween shape which had to be coloured by members. The first table to make a line were winners.

It was then time for some quiz questions and Mark our quiz master was ready with some chocolate quiz questions. Questions like What is the name of the 4th Planet. The answer was Mars which is also a chocolate. Members enjoyed the quiz.

It was then time for some singing and as usual the members enjoy. This also included our usual 3 favourite songs which members always get up and dance to.

Lisa finished off the session with a bit of advice for members to make sure they are careful if answering their doors tonight when Trick or Treat callers could also be burglars using this opportunity.

The session started as usual with members chatting and enjoying their teas, coffees and biscuits. Simon our Rotary quiz master then distributed a picture quiz asking the members to identify the persons, whose names were related to towns and cities.

The members enjoyed the quiz and did really well. This was followed by Chair Yoga exercises by Richard, our yoga teacher. The colourful beanbags were used during this session and again this resulted in a very enjoyable atmosphere.

James LeBec entertaining members with old time favourites
James LeBec entertaining members with old time favourites

The yoga session was then followed with James Le Bec our musical entertainment. James sang some old-time favourites which members enjoyed listening to and joined in singing followed with some dancing. James is well known for his music quiz using a large dice which becomes challenging amongst members and very enjoyable.

James asked the members to identify the singers before throwing the dice. The members did very well and managed to get more points than the other clubs. Everyone left with a smile.

Dr Rebecca giving members a few tips on playing Golf. Denis about to take a Put and the Francis followed with a hole in one
Dr Rebecca giving members a few tips on playing Golf. Denis about to take a Put and the Francis followed with a hole in one

Thank you to our church volunteers making teas and coffees, setting up the venue and making the necessary preparations for the sessions; Dorothy and Andrew.

Thank you to our Rotarians from Barnet; Jim (President), John, Malcolm and Simon. Many thanks to our Doctor Rebecca Hatjiosif. Also, thanks to Lisa, Chairman of Dementia Club UK, for her continuous support to make the Dementia Club at St John’s Church successful.

 

Members always enjoy attending at the Britannia centre. When everyone was settled with their teas and coffees Lisa welcomed everyone and introduced Mark who was ready to give members a quiz. The questions were a little hard but members always enjoy the challenge.

The session followed with celebrating and this was celebrated in the usual DCUK fashion.

Chrystalla’s 90th Birthday
Chrystalla’s 90th Birthday

It was then time for some dancing as Moshe attended and as always Moshe always gets people up and dancing. Pam and John enjoyed doing the Jive and Tita was given the microphone by Moshe to sing an Italian song which happen to be Tita’s favourite song.

Pam and John enjoyed doing the Jive
Pam and John enjoyed doing the Jive
 Tita singing her favourite Italian song
Tita singing her favourite Italian song

The session as usual was very enjoyable. Thank you to Mark for his help during the session.

Barnet TV recorded a session on the 25th September 2018. Today was the official launch of the Dementia Club at St John’s United Reformed Church in association with the Rotary Club of Barnet.