A warm welcome with cups of tea Coffee delicious cakes and biscuits,was followed by Laughter, Dancing and Fun.
Helen welcomed everyone and started the session with a quiz which everyone enjoyed. The session then followed with music and dancing.
Lovely Aaron sang a variety of songs and his personal charm got everyone on the floor dancing singing and doing the Hokey Cokey. Aaron's musical quiz, produced much laughter as the right answer led to rolling the Dice in an attempt to achieve the highest score.
The team of volunteers, Ritu, Mollie and Helen from the Rotary Club of Northwick Park and Selwyn from Rotary Club Edgware and Stanmore also joined in and enjoyed the afternoon.
Lisa was on hand to chat to members and also advised members on how to protect ourselves from Corona virus by following guidelines and frequently washing our hands. It was a very enjoyable session. Thank you to all our volunteers.
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Our monthly Dementia Club UK session was held on the 2nd March at Sha’arei Tsedek Synagogue in Whetstone.
Our members were served tea, coffee, delicious biscuits and cake at the start of our session and were happy chatting to each other.
The very talented Jane then took an exercise session with our members which they all engaged in and enjoyed. 3 of our members had birthdays to celebrate!
We gave Francis, Stella and Terry a small birthday cake each & sang 'Happy Birthday' to them! It was really sweet!
This was followed by a lively session of entertainment provided by the lovely Aaron. Aaron 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!
31 members and carers attended the session with the assistance of five helpers who were:- Justine, Caroline, Keith, Dot, Lisa & Mark
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It was a very busy session today in Mill Hill with great support from the Rotary club members. Muz introduced the session which Lisa then kicked off by providing some very sound advice to members on how to minimise the risk of catching the Corona virus.
Jeanette from the Rotary club then introduced to members and started the first part of the session with an interesting game. Members were given a list of all the letters of the alphabet and for each letter of the alphabet they had to think of a word which describes ‘something that you wear.’ Members only scored a point if their word was unique. Amazingly members managed to find an item for every letter and Sotiris won the game by identifying 11 items that nobody else came up with.
The session then followed with Richard and as he was so inspired by the alphabet game, he decided to continue with the alphabet theme by asking members to identify a body part for each letter of the alphabet and then exercising that body part. Members had great fun exercising both their bodies and their minds at the same time.
After the seated exercises Muz added a musical interlude by playing “Coming round the mountain”. Lisa led the way and had all the members singing and swirling their hands in the air every time the chorus was played.
After the sing along, there was a circuit of activities including, Putting golf, table tennis (both seated and standing), skittles, carpet bowls and a giant noughts and crosses game. There were lots of smiles and laughter as members tried each activity in turn.
Everyone had a really fun afternoon with so many different activities to try. Thank you to our The Rotary Club members of Mill Hill for their help and support today - President Desmond & Bobsie, Jeanette & Graham, Alan Scott and Ken and Jane. Thank you also to all our other volunteers today – Theresa and Annette and of course Muz and Faz and Lisa.
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We had lots of great support today from members of the Hendon Rotary Club. The Rotary Club Honorary member Yvonne Phelops (also Past President of Rotary Club Wembley & Willesden) and her husband Arnold attended along with Charlyn and new Rotary Club member Angela Mezue.
There were several new members who visited for the first time today. It was a busy session. Muz and Faz distributed some colouring in pictures today about Leap years and members also had the choice to do word searches and also play with a giant noughts and crosses game whilst sipping their teas and coffees and snacking on the delicious cakes and biscuits.
Lisa welcomed everyone and then handed over to Muz and Faz. The session started with a True or False Quiz which had several facts and fiction on Leap Years. Members had to hold up whichever card – TRUE or FALSE – they believed was the correct answer. Members were very good, though there were some questions which were not easy to decide on whether it was True or False!
Everyone enjoyed this game which also provide some interesting learning about Leap years. They occur every 4 years and apparently getting married in a Leap year is not lucky at all and if a lady asks a man to marry him, if she is turned down then the man has to kiss the lady or buy her an expensive gift.
Members also had a surprised treat when the current Mayor of Barnet Cllr. Caroline Stock, popped in with her Escort to say hello to everyone dressed in all Mayoral regalia. She was accompanied by a group of school children from Pardes House Grammar School who visited today. This brought many smiles to everyone’s faces. After the visit from the Mayor, there was a seated exercise session with Eon.
Eon had everyone using resistance bands to get them working out hard. It was an excellent exercise session which everyone really enjoyed. The session then followed with music entertainment by Ian. He got everyone up dancing, holding hands and kicking their legs with his passionate renditions of old classics like the Lambeth Walk.
Whilst some members continued to enjoy his wonderful music, a few members played passing a ball with their feet and others also enjoyed some Putting golf. It was a very busy and fun packed afternoon session with a variety of activities. This was a fantastic session.
Thank you very much to the Rotary Club of Hendon members and to our volunteers Annette, Radha, Muz and Faz and of course Lisa and Mark.
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A very busy session as usual and we also had some new people. Everyone was excited to be here today as they were looking forward seeing Yuri Sabatini a classical Italian tenor. He came once before.
Lisa welcomed everyone and whilst they were enjoying their teas and cakes Lisa provided some program updates and also some advice about what precautions to take with the Corona virus. Members were grateful.
As pancake day was yesterday Lisa gave out some pictures about pancakes for colouring which members enjoyed doing and also read out something about the history of pancakes and a couple of jokes about flipping pancakes which everyone enjoyed.
Some singing then followed with members favourite songs and Ernie then continued with more singing and was joined with Terry. Everyone was in a very happy mood when Yuri arrived and gave him a very warm welcome.
Yuri sang some beautiful songs and also sang some requests which overwhelmed some of the members. Yuri’s voice filled the room which also resonated through the hospital corridors. Members really enjoyed listening to Yuri. Lisa thanked Yuri and members applauded. Yuri had a few CDs of some of his songs and members were very excited to buy them.
What a wonderful afternoon and everyone went home very happy. Thank you to our volunteers today Melvyn, Arzu, Angela Chen, our student from last week Assanta and of course Mark.
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