We had 22 members today. Everyone enjoyed the Karaoke session and then Lisa welcomed everyone during the chat session. Lisa also mentioned that there were a few events this week and next week. Mental Health Awareness Week from the 10th to the 16th of May and then Dementia Action Week from the 17th May to the 23rd May. Lisa then mentioned the special event on Friday 21st May celebrating the launch of Barnet Carers and Dementia Club UK in partnership and also providing a fun program. Lisa explained how they could join the event. Lisa also reminded them about the 2 ladies from Osbornes solicitors attending the carers group meeting this evening and this would be a chance for members to ask questions about Lasting Powers of Attorney, Wills or any other legal matters.

Today’s chat session was also the beginning of a new chat session as members decided they would like to talk about the Evacuation during WW2. A few of the members started to talk and reminisce and a couple of members also showed their photos. Some of the stories were very overwhelming. Everyone thought this chat was very worthwhile especially as some of the members that don’t get a chance to talk a lot were able to talk. This will now become a regular weekly reminiscing slot. Ian James our music entertainer then joined and as he had caught some of the chats towards the end, he also provided a story. It was then time for some music and Ian as usual always gets members jolly and singing along to many favourites.

Rachel who normally follows to do the exercises was unfortunately held up and unable to attend today so Lisa continued straight to Bingo and the Bingo winner was Helen and Chrystalla. As there was still time after Bingo, everyone decided to continue the reminiscing chat.