Today was the official launch of the Dementia Club at St John’s United Reformed Church, which was a great success.
Members and other guests attended the party, including members from Friends in Need who attended with their carers. Everyone really enjoyed themselves.
Barnet TV also came to the launch party and filmed the event which they will show on their website and will be providing us with a link.
Lisa welcomed everybody and gave a brief speech and this was followed by cutting the large celebration cake and taking a few official photos.
Everyone was then offered teas, coffees plus sandwiches and cakes which they all enjoyed.
Simon our Rotarian quiz master then distributed two fun quizzes on all the tables asking them to identify the names of some cartoon characters. This created a lot of interest and discussion on all the tables to identify the correct answers.
The session then continued with Richard providing some Chair Yoga exercises. Everybody at the session took part including the volunteers. The members from Friends in Need joined in and had a fantastic time.
The yoga session was then followed with James Le Bec, our musical entertainer. James sang some old-time favourites which members enjoyed listening to and everyone joined in by singing and dancing. James then did his well-known music quiz asking the members to identify the songs that he played and to roll a large dice to get enough points to win a box of chocolates. James was helped by his assistant Joy. All members enjoyed the challenge, especially throwing the large dice to try and get enough points to beat the points raised by other clubs.
Many thanks to the following who made the Launch Party successful:
- Lisa – Chairman of Dementia Club UK
- Rotary Club of Barnet; Mike Hodge (Past District Governor), Brian Coleman (President when the Dementia Café started), Jim McCarthy (Current President), John, Scott, Simon, Victor and Brian Isaacs.
- St John’s Church: Andrew, Dorothy, Sue and
- Brenda Carlos – a new volunteer
- Friends in Need leader Jesse and the 17 member
- Barnet TV - Bidemi and Itte