A small group today. It was a lovely surprise to see the room set up beautifully today by Annalisa. It was very welcoming and members arriving thought it was good change.

Lisa welcomed everyone and gave out some word search puzzles and picture puzzles for everyone to do. This kept members very busy and enjoyed chatting amongst each other.

Jalpa also popped in to welcome everyone. Lisa then introduced a new game on the table called ‘Jenga’ which is a stacking blocks game. Mark stacked the blocks into a tower and the aim for each member was to try and pull out a single block without making it all collapse. This was quite challenging but very enjoyable. One of the Copthall staff Alex who was passing saw the game and couldn’t resist as he wanted to have a go too.

Annalisa then did some exercises with everyone and made them work hard. As James Le Bec the music entertainer was sick today, Lisa then brought out 2 fluffy balls and together with Annalisa introduced some ball catching games which members had great fun.

It was then time for some music and Lisa brought out a big dice and played a ‘Name that Tune’ game and each person who got the name of the song right then rolled the dice. Members then wanted to do some singing and dancing and therefore Lisa put on the music favourites and everyone got up in a circle and danced. It was a very enjoyable session.

Thank you to Annalisa for setting up and clearing away after. Thank you also to Stella one of the new volunteers who also came today to help and of course Mark who is always ready to help in every way.