Another successful Virtual session today with 36 participants and their families totalling over 70 people.

Thank you to everyone with their lovely feedback messages. We have added 2 feedback messages from members below. Lisa welcomed everyone – Members, Volunteers, Friends and Trustees and introduced 2 special guests – Medhi from Tovertafel who members know very well and also a new guest Ian Smith who was visiting as he saw our BBC1 film in February and was interested to visit us. Thank you both for attending and you are both very welcome any time.

Lisa in her new virtual studio
Lisa in her new virtual studio

As this week is also Carers Week, Lisa asked everyone to give themselves a big hug. Lisa also mentioned that today is Prince Philip’s birthday and is 99 years old. All the members at Dementia Club UK and Trustees would like to wish Prince Philip a very Happy Birthday and look forward to his 100th Birthday next year with health and happiness.

Today’s session as seen in Lisa’s Virtual background was at The Finchley Memorial Hospital. Our entertainment with James le Bec as usual was excellent and members enjoy the music quiz challenge. This was followed with Richard Kravetz chair Yoga session and got all the members following all the moves. Richard also followed with a 10 minute – 10 questions General Knowledge quiz which had a ‘Numbers’ theme. The winner who got 9 out of 10 was Pamela. Well done Pamela.

It was Pamela’s lucky day today as her numbers also won in the Bingo with another member Maria De Vito with her daughter Gianna. Well done both of you.

Lisa ended the session reading a few jokes as usual and some words of advice to stay safe and well and wear masks and gloves when going out to shops.

Our next Virtual dementia club session is on Monday 15th and Lisa’s Virtual background will be at The Finchley Cricket Club. We are hoping that Julian Powe the Chairman will also be attending.

Thank you to my IT support engineer Mark for making sure the session is run smoothly with no technical issues.

Dear Lisa,

I just wanted to tell you how brilliant that Zoom Dementia club was. So much fun, variety and stimulation for my parents and all the other people in a kind, supportive setting.  I am very grateful to all involved for providing this wonderful service. Sometimes,  as a carer - albeit not a full-time one in my case- it’s easy to feel very isolated, as if everything is on your shoulders, especially during lockdown, so it was lovely to spend sometime with my parents just having fun.

Many thanks,

R_____ M_______

"Dear Lisa

Thank you for another enjoyable session this afternoon. We really look forward to seeing everyone and joining in with James and Richard. So sorry I didn’t know how to unmute myself after the bingo I did try pressing the red mute icon but it didn’t seem to work. So pleased you have organised another session for Monday and look forward to joining you then.

Much love P_____ and J___"