Unfortunately I had no volunteers today so I had no time to take a picture. Luckily some of the members were able to help with teas and coffees which was great as we had over 50 members today. A big thank you to those who helped. We played Bingo which everyone really enjoyed. It got to the point where 2 tables were after the same number and the prize had to be shared in the end as both shouted “Bingo” at the same time.

We did singing and chair exercises. I then distributed red boiled Easter eggs to each table and showed them how they needed to be held. The aim of this game is to try and break your opponents egg with your egg. One egg is tapped against another until one of them cracks. Eventually 2 eggs were declared winners and their owners had a final battle, James was the winner.

Today we had a challenging quiz after a long chat where everyone was getting to know each other better. Exercises followed then lots of games and social activities. Everybody enjoyed the afternoon.

Dementia Club UK members enjoying social activities at Sha’arei Tsedek
Dementia Club UK members enjoying social activities at Sha’arei Tsedek
Helen and Marina showing the members the Zorba Dance steps
Helen and Marina showing the members the Zorba Dance steps

Introduced for the first time Bingo which everyone really enjoyed, then some poetry reading, exercises which led to the dancing. Finally various activities such as ‘Putting Golf’ and even more dancing by everyone.

At the Dementia Club today at Finchley Memorial I invited Martin Russell the Deputy Lieutenant of Barnet who presented a slide show to all the members explaining his role as the Queens representative and showing different events he attended. He then cut the cake and everyone sang Happy Birthday to the Queen followed by 3 cheers.

The Deputy Lieutenant of Barnet Martin Russell at the Dementia Club UK
The Deputy Lieutenant of Barnet Martin Russell at the Dementia Club UK

 

Martin Russell DL cutting a birthday cake to celebrate HM the Queens 90th Birthday
Martin Russell DL cutting a birthday cake to celebrate HM the Queens 90th Birthday

The session then followed with a sing along by Jonathan Fenton and his wife Carole accompanied by Caroline the pianist. Everyone enjoyed singing  various familiar songs. This was a great birthday celebration. Our Best Wishes to HM The Queen for her 90th birthday.

'Singalong' with Jonathan Fenton, Carole and Caroline
'Singalong' with Jonathan Fenton, Carole and Caroline

Arts Depot kindly hosted a lunch for 22 members of Dementia Club UK. We had a light lunch and we were shown around an exhibition which we all found interesting. It was also Marina’s birthday so we all celebrated as she brought 2 large chocolate cakes. Our thanks go to our hosts Estelle, Tim and Antonia for looking after us.

Lunch at Arts Depot for Dementia Club UK
Lunch at Arts Depot for Dementia Club UK