Please note the following below for your information and diaries.
Mike Rich – Chief Executive of Barnet Carers announced the following:
As part of our engagement work for the Borough of Barnet’s new Carers Strategy, we want to make sure that the views and needs of carers for people with dementia are well represented. We will soon be distributing a survey to carers but would also like to invite 10 carers to take part in a more detailed engagement event so that we can get your views. We know your time is valuable, so we would also like to offer a thank you for all participants of a £20 Amazon voucher. We have not finalised a date for this event yet, but it will be held on Zoom and is likely to take part in the evening. If you would like to take part, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact details.
Launch of Dementia friendly swimming at Finchley Lido – 15th September
BETTER Leisure centre in partnership with Dementia Club UK launched their first Dementia friendly swimming project which took place on Thursday 15th at Finchley Lido Leisure Centre. Nine people attended the first session and were supported by a GLL Swim Doctor, who supported the participants by providing useful advice on swimming techniques. The first session was a great success with members of the session really enjoying themselves, challenging themselves, conquering fear of swimming, and learning new skills.
In the weeks ahead we would like to welcome more individuals living with dementia and their carers to come along and try the session with the opportunity to socialise. Sessions are completely free.
Monday 10th October 2022 – Special visitor Mr John Guy (British historian and biographer) and Opera singer Yuri Sabatini – The Italian Tenor
John Guy’s books have been critically acclaimed, with My Heart is My Own: The Life of Mary Queen of Scots. The True Life of Mary Stuart served as inspiration for the 2018 film Mary Queen of Scots.
The session starts promptly at 2pm and finishes at 4pm at;
The Finchley Cricket Club
33-45 East End Road
London N3 2TA
Tuesday 15th November 2022 carers group meeting. We have a special visitor – Professor Alistair Burns
Professor Alistair Burns is the National Clinical Director for Dementia & Older People’s Mental Health at NHS England and NHS Improvement. His research and clinical interests are in mental health problems of older people, particularly dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. He has published over 300 papers and 25 books.
He was made an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2016, received the lifetime achievement award from their old age Faculty in 2015 and was awarded the CBE in 2016 for contributions to health and social care, in particular dementia.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Our next carers group meeting is on Tuesday 20th September at 7pm to 8.30pm