A very good attendance to today’s session. We had 34 clients including about 17 from the members of Friends in Need. Again, we registered four new persons who became members of the Dementia Club UK.

The session started as usual with members chatting and enjoying their teas, coffees, biscuits and cakes.

Lisa made the following announcements for future events: ·

  • Thursday 2nd of May at 2pm to 4pm – Launch of a new dementia club at Barnet Copthall
  • Thursday 16th of May – 7.15 for 8.00 – Understanding Dementia at St Andrew’s Parish Church in Totteridge
  • Monday 20th of May – Dementia Action Day at Brent Cross Centre from 9am to 8pm in the centre area. Main attractions from 2pm to 4pm.

Simon, our Rotary quiz master, then distributed his quiz, which consisted of 15 faces of famous people to be identified and 9 countries to identify their national flowers. The members found the questions to identify the faces a bit difficult, however, they all did very well with the identification of the national flowers.

After the quiz Richard, our yoga exercises teacher, did about 30 minutes of chair yoga exercises. All attendees joined in and had a very enjoyable time.


The yoga session was then followed with our entertainer James Le Bec who sang songs selected by the members. James then asked the members to identify various songs and when they guessed them correctly, they were asked to throw a large dice to get points. The members managed to identify all 10 songs and they got more points than the previous maximum from other Dementia Clubs.

The members enjoyed listening to James’s songs and joined in singing and dancing. James’s assistant Joy helped to get the members to join the dancing. Members Dancing to James’s songs

Thank you to our church volunteers for making teas and coffees, setting up the venue and making the necessary preparations for the session; Dorothy, Sue and Andrew.

Thank you also to our Rotarians from Barnet; Jim (President), John, Malcolm, Simon and Victor plus his wife Barbara. Many thanks to Doctor Angela Parker and to our new volunteer Annette.

Also thank you to Lisa the Chairman of Dementia Club UK, for her continuous support making the Dementia Club at St John’s Church so successful.