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.

We had over 40 members today.

Lisa started the session with reading some Valentine poems and members took turns in a couple of poems reading out some verses. Members then did some singing and a few dance routines they normally enjoy.

Richard then came and members were ready to do their chair yoga exercises which was enjoyed as usual.

Members then had the pleasure of meeting Helen Tierney. She brought a Harp and also an accordion to play. She was absolutely amazing. She played various familiar songs from all regions of the UK. It was lovely the way she interchanged from playing the accordion and then the Harp which was so beautifully played. Everyone really enjoyed the session.

Helen Tierney entertaining the members of Dementia Club UK at Stephens House and Gardens
Helen Tierney entertaining the members of Dementia Club UK at Stephens House and Gardens

My thanks to James one of the Carers who recommended Helen to me. Thank you to our Rotarian volunteers Dick, Ian, Michael and Valerie for their help during the session. Also thanks to Jeff and Mark one of our Trustees for their help and also Risson who is so helpful looking after all the members with refreshments.