The session today was very busy. I had no volunteers to start with and was therefore grateful for James and Kevin, both carers who offered to help at the beginning. I was very pleased later for the 3 volunteers from Barnet Council’s communication team arrive; Sarah Simmons, Rosie Evangelou & Siama Khan.
We also had 2 visitors from the Rotary Club of Elstree and Borehamwood; Sasha Capocci and Sandra Parnell. They wanted to come and see how the session is run as the Rotary Club of Elstree and Borehamwood would like to become partners with Dementia Club UK and open a new venue in Elstree and Borehamwood.
I did some singing with the members which they all enjoyed. I had song sheets prepared and then we did some poetry and quizzes.
One of the carers James wanted to talk to members about his recent visit from LEAP ‘Long-range Energy Alternatives Planning’ system which helps people to save on their energy bills. They will find the best energy supplier for you and they will also provide you with free energy light bulbs when they visit. James encouraged other members to call 0800 326 5551
Our volunteer Melvyn later attended and Dr Angela. The session followed with exercise and activities. Everyone really enjoyed the session. The volunteers from Barnet Council commented that they were not expecting to be so busy. They thought they would be sitting with members having tea and cake and chatting. They also commented that they also felt they had a good exercise work out. Our prospective Rotarian partners also enjoyed the session and left very impressed.