We had a very successful Dementia Club UK official launch of its 5th new venue and new partnership with Rotary of Golders Green on Monday 13th March 2017.
Over 70 people attended which included many members of Dementia Club UK, volunteers and some special guests. The launch was opened by the Mayor of Barnet Cllr David Longstaff and was also attended by Mr Nigel Wray Chairman of Saracens who is a major sponsor for Dementia Club UK.
Dementia is growing as we all live longer this is affecting not only the sufferers but also the carers and their families. Dementia is a cruel and terrible disease. Dementia Club UK provides respite for the sufferers and carers and families. One of the things that differentiate us from other dementia cafes is that we do exercises and various activities which have been very popular with members and has made a real difference to their lives.
Although all of the Dementia Clubs UK run similarly, this venue will also be an ‘Outreach Location’ and will provide specialist advice to carers from Barnet Carers which includes medical advice by Dementia Club UK’s own GP doctor. This new partnership is an exciting venture and Dementia Club UK is looking forward to developing similar partnerships with other Rotary Clubs to expand its services.
Our Patron Theresa Villiers MP for Chipping Barnet said;
"I would like to send my best wishes to Dementia Club UK and the Rotary Club of Golders Green as you launch what I am sure will be a successful partnership. I hugely admire the work done by Lisa Rutter and Dementia Club UK, bringing support to many families in Barnet. I warmly welcome the commitment by Golders Green Rotary to be part of the Dementia Club success story."