An extremely hot day today which meant not as many members but it was still a very busy session.

Lisa welcomed everyone and reminded everyone of the importance to keep well hydrated.

We also had 3 visitors today from BETTER Kentish Town Sports Centre. We had Andrew Gilbert, Tom Popsys and Adriana Duarte. They had already seen a dementia club session at Barnet Copthall and were interested to also see a dementia club at the Finchley Memorial Hospital with intentions to join in association with Dementia Club UK similar to Barnet Copthall.

As usual Lisa prepared and gave members a quiz to work together as a team on each table. The quiz was to name some of the important buildings around the world and also to name the cities they were in. It was challenging as usual but Lisa provided some clues which helped.

Andy, Tom and Adriana didn’t waste time and joined in with the members to help and they sat and chatted with everyone. Lisa then read some jokes and Ernie had 2 poems to read to us and also sang a Irish song. This also prompted some of our other members to sing and join in.

Lisa then distributed copies of a poem called ‘A Simple Hug’ and as there were 6 verses, Lisa got one person from each table to read a verse. This is a favourite poem as everyone likes to hug each other after.

Lisa then played the 3 favourite songs which got some of the members up to dance and this was followed with Lisa getting members to do some chair exercises and counting in different languages.

It was then time for Tovertafel and Lisa introduced the Tovertafel to our visitors. They really enjoyed all the various games especially the football and the train. Everyone had a lovely time.

Thank you to my volunteers Melvyn and Angela.