We had 22 members today with their carers including a new member who Lisa introduced to everyone during the 30 minutes chat time. Lisa welcomed everyone and lovely to see our student Louis and Rotary Club member volunteer Sheila and our Trustee Valerie.

Lisa reminded everyone about the Magician on Wednesday and then introduced Ian James who was ready to start the music entertainment. As Grazia’s birthday is on Thursday this week, Lisa asked Grazia if there was a special song that Ian could sing. Grazia had no special request but as she is Italian, Ian decided to sing some Italian songs to start with. Everyone also sang Happy Birthday to Grazia which she was very happy. Everyone enjoyed the Italian them of songs and then Ian also sang some songs from the 60’s. Thank you Ian for a very entertaining musical session.

Eon was then ready to start his exercise session and as usual got everyone working out hard. Well worth exercising with Eon our Mr Motivator.

Lisa then carried on with the session keeping everyone on mute whilst she read today’s funny story and then followed with a 10 questions with multiple answers. Members found the questions quite hard but they also enjoy the challenge. Pamela and John did very well scoring 6 out of 10. Well done Pamela. Lisa then called the Bingo numbers and today’s winner was Keren and Frances. Well done Keren and Frances.

We had 27 participants today with their carers. Lisa welcomed everyone including new members Colin & Margaret and Louis our young student. Our regular Rotary members Helen, Nandini and our Trustee Valerie also joined the session and also our Trustee Dr Angela and volunteers Annette and Melvyn.

Lisa announced and reminded everyone to make sure they didn’t miss next Wednesday’s Magic Show with Alan Hudson. With regards to the latest Government announcement about face masks to be compulsory from the 24th July, Lisa decided to show her face mask and mentioned that her face mask was FFP3 with a valve. All face masks offer some protection but FFP3 face masks with a valve are recommended as they offer the very best protection against the Coronavirus as it filters 99% of particles.

Lisa then muted everyone and James Le Bec was ready to start with music entertainment which everyone enjoyed singing along. The music quiz is always a great favourite as everyone enjoys the challenge. Joy keeps a record of the points scored each week and we apparently scored higher than other organisations this week with 16 points. As there was a birthday to celebrate, Lisa asked James to get everyone to sing Happy Birthday to Rosita. James asked Rosita if she had a special song request and she said something Spanish. James therefore played and everyone joined in to sing Viva Espania. She was very grateful. Many happy returns Rosita.

It was then time for Richard’s chair yoga exercises. Richard picks a different theme each week and exercising becomes fun. Richard’s quiz that follows today was about the 10 bestselling songs of all time. To make it easier, Richard gave the name of the group and singer for each question as a clue for everyone to then name the song. It was very interesting. Kevin and Mable won the quiz today with 10 out of 10. Well done.

Lisa then read out a funny short story and then called out the Bingo numbers. Today’s Bingo winners were Helen and Chrystalla. Well done.

Lisa welcomed the members today and also new members Margaret and her granddaughter Ava. It was also lovely to see Louis our young student who was happy to announce that he was now officially off school for the summer break. Our music entertainer Ian joined us as usual during the members chat time. Members love this 30 minutes chat time.

Ian sang some sing along songs today which included a Vera Lynn song and a few Elvis Presley songs which members enjoyed and danced to in their own seats. Ava’s dog was also excited and at the end of the music session, Lisa introduced Ava’s cute dog Rosie to Ian’s puppy Sonny. It was lovely to see.

Eon was then ready to lead the next part of the session with his chair exercises. It was already a humid sticky day. Eon’s workout is always welcome as everyone feels the benefits.

It was then time for Lisa’s quiz - 10 questions with four answers for members to choose the correct answer. The top winners of the quiz today were Rona and Sotiris – well done to them. Lisa then read a story joke which always makes everyone laugh and then it was time for Lisa to call out the Bingo numbers. There were 2 winners today – Muriel and Joan – well done to both of them.

It was a busy session today and lovely to see a few more new members. We also had a visitor today. Lisa introduced Zoe Ioannou a professional Clinical Scientist in Audiology Earwax Microsuction Removal. Lisa told members that she booked her father to have the procedure and he was very happy after as he was able to hear again properly. Zoe informed members that she was happy to offer a 10% discount.

It was good to see our volunteers Annette and Melvyn as usual and also for the first time today Melissa and Bob joined us. Dr Angela one of our Trustees also introduced her grandson James today which was lovely. Lisa welcomed Jane Ferguson who was installed as the new President of Rotary Club Mill Hill yesterday. The Rotary Club of Mill Hill is associated with Dementia Club UK and are looking forward to doing a launch event of the dementia club when we are all back to normal.

Lisa asked Jane to also show her badge of office and everyone was very pleased and congratulated Jane.

Our entertainment with James Le Bec than started followed with the music quiz and then Richard Kravetz followed with the chair Yoga and quiz. Today’s quiz was about chocolate and one of the questions was to name the 10 most popular voted British chocolates. The top answer was ‘Snickers’

Lisa then read out a joke as usual and then called out the Bingo numbers. Today’s winner is Maria De Vito. Well done Maria.

Another successful session today. It was lovely to see 20 participants with their carers. Lisa welcomed everyone and also welcomed a new member today – Ray with his daughter. Ian our music entertainer always likes to join early to say hello to all the members and it was lovely today to see Ian’s puppy Sonny who has recently had all his injections. Members were very happy to see the puppy and look forward to seeing him one day in the near future to be able to stroke him.

As usual Ian provided some great music entertainment of the 70s and 80s which everyone enjoyed. Ian also played a song specially for Jon one of our members who recently celebrated his 73rd birthday. Many happy returns Jon.

Eon Walters our ‘Mr Motivator’ then followed with chair exercises that got members working top to toe.

Lisa then read out 2 jokes and followed with calling out the Bingo numbers. Our winner for this session today was Joan. Well done Joan.

A big thank you to our technical engineer who was having a few extra problems today but managed to keep the session going.