Today's session was led by Justine and supported by her volunteers from the Synagogue.
Our members were served tea, coffee and lovely biscuits & cake at the start of our session and were happy chatting to each other.
Stephen (one of our wonderful Volunteers) gave a short presentation on Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) as we have recently celebrated Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is this Wednesday. Our members were very interested to learn about our High Holy Days and asked lots of questions.
Lisa (Our Chairman) brought in Dementia Club UK's very own portable Magic Table from a company called OM Interactive. This is a portable device that allows each of the different Dementia Club UK venues to use it rather than it being installed in a permanent venue. It is a type of projector that projects games onto a table which people can interact with their hands. This is a very special piece of equipment which are members thoroughly enjoyed using (as did the volunteers!) We feel extremely lucky to be able to see this in action!
For more details on the company see: https://omi.uk/
This was followed by a lively session of entertainment provided by the very talented James LeBec and his lovely assistant, Joy! James sang a variety of popular songs to which many of the members and helpers danced. It was great fun! He also did a music quiz and our members had to guess the name of the song! The atmosphere was fantastic and we were all very competitive.
After James left, the members continued to chat and there was also table tennis, mini golf, jumbo dominos and darts! 32 members and carers attended the session with the assistance of seven helpers from the synagogue who were:- Justine, Gilda, Stephen, Mark, Dot, Judy, Keith & Caroline.