Today we had 2 visitors.
We had Ms Ellen Bernstein a speech and language therapist who specialises with stroke victims but has also had some experience with dementia sufferers. She gave various examples of her work which everyone found interesting.
We also had a visitor from Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council Ms Simone Chinman-Russell, Executive Director of Housing and Communities. Her visit was to observe a Dementia Club UK session with the opportunity of may be setting up a similar dementia cafe in Welwyn Hatfield with Dementia Club UK. Members welcomed our visitors.
I also informed members that Valerie recently became a new Trustee for Dementia Club UK. Everyone congratulated Valerie.
We also had 2 birthdays today. Adrian’s mother Stella is 96 years of age and Tita had her birthday yesterday and is 84 years of age. Stella also had a few family members with her and friends. Adrian the President of Rotary Club of Golders Green brought a beautiful balloon display for his mother and also arranged for the tables to have lovely tablecloths. He also brought a very large chocolate cake. Members were very spoilt today with so many cakes.
We celebrated the 2 birthdays in the usual DCUK fashion and Stella and everyone sang Happy Birthday. The session followed with some singing and poetry reading and reading some jokes and then followed with Exercise to music with Lisa and dancing and then with social activities. It was a very busy and enjoyable session.
Thank you to all our Rotary volunteers Jeff, Dick, Ian, Kuljit and of course Risson for helping with the session teas and coffees. Thank you also to our Rotary President Adrian for all the extra pleasures which were appreciated. Also thanks to Sara from Barnet Carers who was able to help a few members who needed advice and information.