Our monthly Dementia Club UK session was held on the 3rd June at Sha’arei Tsedek Synagogue in Whetstone.

Our members were served tea, coffee, lovely biscuits and cake at the start of our session and were happy chatting to each other.

We had a visitor, Sue Leap who is from The Dr French Memorial Home in North Finchley. She wanted to see how our sessions are run and she seemed very impressed!

Justine Khedoory was presented with an Accreditation Certificate from our Chairman, Lisa Rutter. This was for completing her training for Session Leader and leading a successful Dementia Club. Justine was very surprised and equally chuffed! This is the first certificate awarded.

We had two birthdays to celebrate! One was for our fabulous volunteer, Gilda, whose birthday is tomorrow and the second was for the lovely Joan, one of our carers, whose birthday is today. They were both presented with a birthday cake and sparklers and we all sang Happy Birthday to them and made a big fuss! It was great!

Our members then had a good time taking part in some lively exercises with the talented Jane. This was followed by a great session of entertainment provided by the very talented James LeBec. James sang a variety of popular songs to which many of the members and helpers danced. He also did a music quiz and our members had to guess the name of the song! It was great fun! The atmosphere was fantastic!

After James left, the members continued to chat and there was also table tennis, golf and darts for those that wanted to play! 18 members and carers attended the session with the assistance of seven helpers from the synagogue who were:- Justine, Gilda, Stephen, Caroline, Keith, Dot & Judy.