We had 30 members this evening.

Lisa welcomed everyone and introduced Jenny Walsh and Katie de Swarte from Osbornes Law Solicitors who were invited to talk about Powers of Attorney, Wills, family disputes and other contentious matters. Their contact details are;

Osbornes Law Solicitors

Address: Livery House, 7-9 Pratt Street, London NW1 0AE

Tel: 0207485 8811

Website: www.osborneslaw.com

As members had a number of questions and this had slightly gone over Andrew’s time, Lisa asked Jenny and Katie if they were happy to stay until Andrew finished his seminar.  They were happy to stay. Andrew then started his seminar at 7.40pm and the talk today was ‘Sanctuary Meditation’.Andrew first recapped on a couple of slides from previous weeks seminar on ‘Be Kind to Yourself’ before starting the meditation.

Andrew went through some breathing techniques with everyone which help to de stress and relax when you are feeling anxious or nervous. He then got everyone sitting up straight ready for the meditation.Everyone was asked to close their eyes and just listen to Andrew’s voice giving step by step instructions. A few members were so relaxed they found themselves falling asleep.

Feedback from members said that each guided step felt real and at the end felt very relaxed. It was a truly wonderful experience. Lisa asked Andrew if he could record the step-by-step meditation so that members could use it when they need to relax. Andrew said that he would be happy to do that.

It was then time for some more questions and whilst everyone was relaxed, they still had a few questions for Jenny and Katie. Lisa then thanked Jenny and Katie for their time and asked them if they could also send their costs especially as a couple of members had asked about that. A discussion followed after about next week’s seminar topic and it was decided that it would be ‘Person Centred Approach to Personal Care’. Lisa thanked Andrew and the session ended.

  • Next week’s seminar with Andrew on 18th May will be  ‘Person Centred Approach to Personal Care
  • Dr Angela has asked me to provide you all with the following additional latest guidance with more details on when CPR is likely to succeed and is inappropriate - Significant changes  https://www.resus.org.uk/library/2021-resuscitation-guidelines
  • Whilst writing please all note the date Friday 21st May at 2pm – a Zoom webinar event celebrating the partnership of Barnet Carers and Dementia Club UK during Dementia Action Week with one hour of fun entertainment. Please see attached poster with Zoom details to join the event.
  • Charitable Radio’ is a new radio station and Nick has managed to post the event on the 21st May on Facebook to get Dementia Club UK announced by the new radio station on Sunday 16th May 2021. Their goal is to raise 100K to donate to charity. This was brought to Lisa’s attention by Valerie one of our Trustees – thank you Valerie.