Dementia Club UK and The Rotary Club of Elstree and Borehamwood were delighted to receive a £300 celebration grant to be used for the 'Older People's Day during Silver Week' on 3rd October 2017.

Lisa Rutter Chairman of Dementia Club UK organised everything for this celebration afternoon. There were plenty of sandwiches and cakes and refreshments and the tables were beautifully decorated with red tablecloths and flower arrangements and we also had small fresh flower arrangements along the stage.

The event was very successful and I was very pleased to welcome the Town Mayor Cllr Eric Silver, some of the Elstree and Borehamwood Dementia Club members who attend the Tuesdays Elstree and Borehamwood Dementia Club UK at Fairway Hall and was also pleased to welcome a group of Dementia Club UK members from the Borough of Barnet.

Lisa had organised a live jazz quartet - the Ionian Classical Clarinet Quartet who played some live Jazz. Everyone enjoyed lots of singing and some dancing and also enjoyed the food. We also celebrated a member's birthday in the usual Dementia Club UK way with a small birthday cake with not only a normal candle but also a firework birthday candle. Everyone sang Happy Birthday and the birthday member also takes home the cake.

Our thanks to the volunteers who attended and helped during the session and the members of the Rotary Club of Elstree and Borehamwood committee. A big thank you to Hertsmere Borough Council for funding this event.

The local paper also wrote an article, click the link below:

Here is a YouTube of the event: