Our monthly Dementia Club UK session was held on the 1st April at Sha’arei Tsedek Synagogue in Whetstone.

Justine welcomed everyone and informed them of future events. Our members were served tea, coffee and lovely biscuits and cake at the start of our session and were happy chatting to each other.

The fabulous Eon did some fun exercises with our members which got everyone moving!

This was followed by a fun session of entertainment provided by the very talented James LeBec. James sang a variety of popular songs to which many of the members and helpers danced. As there was a wedding anniversary to celebrate, James played a special slow dance for our 2 members Marina and Andreas who were celebrating 57 years today. Many congratulations to them. James then also did a music quiz and our members had to guess the name of the song! It was great fun! The atmosphere was fantastic!

After James left, the members continued to chat and there was also table tennis & darts for those that wanted to play! 25 members and carers attended the session with the assistance of four helpers from the synagogue who were:- Justine, Caroline, Stephen and Dot. Also thanks to Mark and Lisa the Chairman

Today's session was led by Eugenia and Charlyn from the Rotary Club of Hendon:

Today was another thrilling day at the Dementia Club UK session at the Hendon Town Hall. Members arrived feeling the spring in the air. Refreshments were served.

Eugenia first gave a warm welcome to  everyone, Charlyn our volunteer from Rotary Club of Hendon was at hand to lead as the Bingo caller. Members, Carers and Volunteers all enjoyed the Bingo session; this was followed by an exercise session led by the enigmatic Eon who took us all through our paces.

For the first time we welcomed Dennis a seasoned musician to Dementia Club UK- Hendon Town Hall. Dennis performed different genre of music to delight members, carers and volunteers who also danced, and sang along with so much pleasure.

A special thanks goes out to volunteers from Rotary Club of Hendon, Charlyn, Eugenia, Alex and Francesca and of course our thanks to Lisa and Mark for their continued support.

A very busy session as usual. Lisa decorated the tables today with daffodils especially as Mothers Day was in a few days and informed everyone that they could take the daffodils home at the end of the session.

Lisa welcomed and thanked all the volunteers and also introduced 2 new volunteers today Angela and Rosa who received a warm welcome from everyone. Lisa also reminded everyone that Dr Angela was also in attendance to take blood pressures and provide any medical advice to members.

Lisa then introduced two visitors from Constantia Care - Morag Collier who is the Manager and Ellie Edwards who is Deputy Manager. They gave a short presentation about the type of care they provide and then there was an opportunity for members to ask questions.

It was then time for music entertainment with Moshe and as usual Moshe gets everyone up and dancing as he is able to play and sing a variety of songs in many languages. It was a fun afternoon and everyone left with a smile.

My thanks to my volunteers Dr Angela and Mark our Trustees, Lindsey, Melvyn, Melissa and of course our new volunteers.

A good attendance to today’s session. We had 25 members including some members from Friends in Need. We registered four new persons who became members of Dementia Club UK.

The session started as usual with members chatting and enjoying their teas, coffees, biscuits and cakes. Simon, our Rotary quiz master, then distributed his quiz, which consisted of 10 anagrams of famous persons. The members found the questions a bit more difficult than usual, however, they enjoyed themselves trying to find the answers.

After the quiz Richard, our yoga exercises teacher, did about 30 minutes of chair yoga exercises. Richard introduced colourful scarves to make the exercises more enjoyable. 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. Unfortunately, the total number of points during this session were well below other Dementia Clubs.

We also had a member’s birthday today, and all the members sang Happy Birthday. The members enjoyed listening to James’s songs and joined in singing and dancing.

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

Thank you also to our Rotarians from Barnet; Jim (President), John, Victor, Malcolm and Simon. Many thanks to our Doctor Rebecca Hatjiosif for attending. Also, thanks to Mark and Lisa the Chairman of Dementia Club UK, for their continuous support making the Dementia Club at St John’s Church so successful.

Today is a special day as the 25th March celebrates Greek Independence Day. It was even more special to be able to celebrate at the Greek Britannia Centre.

The session started with a quiz which is always a good way to start a session as it gets everyone to chat together to try and get the right answers.

Joanna then arrived to do some Chi Kung exercises. Members look forward to these exercises as it helps them and teaches them how to relax and breath properly especially at stressful times.

The session then followed with our music entertainment with Ronnie. It was lovely to be able to celebrate Pamela and John’s 55 years wedding anniversary. To mark the occasion, Lisa asked Ronnie to play them their favourite song to dance to and everyone gave their best wishes. There was lots of dancing and everyone was very happy.

My thanks to my volunteers Mark who is one of the Trustees, Melissa and her husband Bob and Marina.