Activities For People Living With Memory Loss

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Whatever reason you or a person you care for may be living with memory loss, there are lots of low/no cost activities and groups to join in South Cambs.

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Barrington Village Hall 63 High Street Barrington CB22 7QX

Cottenham
Cambridge
UK

Gamlingay
Sandy
UK

Girton
Cambridge
UK

Histon and Impington
Cambridge
UK

Linton
Cambridge
UK

Melbourn
Royston
UK

Over
Cambridgeshire
UK

Royston
UK

Swavesey
Cambridge
UK

Willingham
Cambridgeshire
UK

Barrington – Forget-Me-Not Club (Over 55s)

The Forget-Me-Not-Club (Over 55’s) Barrington is a social group for older people that meets every fortnight – it’s a good place to talk and meet friends. For residents of Barrington and surrounding villages including Shepreth, Foxton, Orwell and Melbourn. Find out more here.

Cottenham – Sandy Hill Community Project

The Sandy Hill Community Project in Cottenham is a rural haven that gives people of all ages the chance to be around nature and animals – from cart horses to guinea pigs. Sophie and Ella have experience of working with people with memory loss and dementia and can tailor sessions to suit the needs and interests of the individual or group. They can even take some of the animals on visits to day centres and group meetings. Find out more here.

Gamlingay – Kingfisher Day Centre

Kingfisher Day Centre is a group for adults who have physical disabilities, mental health issues, cognitive impairment or learning disabilities. It meets in Gamlingay Eco Hub and offers a wide range of activities to suit everyone’s interests and abilities, providing respite for families and carers. Held in Gamlingay but not just for local residents, find out more here.

Gamlingay – Memory Lane

Memory Lane is a friendly & informal volunteer-run group for people living with memory loss and their companions. Held in Gamlingay but not just for local residents, find out more here.

Gamlingay – Movement for Memory

Free, gentle dance-based sessions for people living with memory loss or cognitive impairment, led by Imagination Dance CIC. Held in Gamlingay but not just for local residents, find out more here.

Girton – Memory Café

Co-ordinated by the Cambridge-South Rotary Club, the Girton Memory Café is a friendly gathering of people living with memory loss and their carers. Held in Girton but not just for local residents, find out more here.

Histon & Impington – HI Friends Forget-Me-Not Luncheon Club 

This friendly group meets regularly for chat, support and a delicious lunch. Held in Histon and Impington but not just for local residents, find out more here.

Histon & Impington – HI Friends Forget-Me-Not Journey Support Group

This support group is for those living with memory loss and those who journey with them. Held in Histon & Impington but not just for local residents, find out more here.

Histon & Impington – HI Friends Rec Monday Club Memory & Coordination

Delivered in partnership with PosAbility, this sociable fitness class is for people living with memory loss whilst providing time out for their carers. Held in Histon & Impington but not just for local residents, find out more here.

Histon & Impington – HI Memories

A group that meets for coffee to share memories, make new friends and meet old ones. Held in Histon & Impington but not just for local residents, find out more here.

Histon & Impington – Love to Move Dementia Friendly exercise

Love to Move is a chair-based dementia-friendly exercise programme developed by the British Gymnastics Foundation. As well as exercise, there’s a social aspect too – every session has a tea break for refreshments and chat. Held in Impington with the support of HI Friends, find out more here.

Histon & Impington – Memory Notes, Singing for Heart and Soul and Memory

A weekly singing group for people with dementia and their supporters/carers. Held on Wednesdays 11am – 12.30pm in St Andrew’s Centre Café – find out more here.

Histon & Impington Day Centre & HI Friends Hub

Histon & Impington Day Centre and HI Friends Hub provides a safe, friendly environment for older people and those living with memory loss. Open twice a week, it offers a hot home-cooked meal, activities and friendship. Transport can be provided on request. Find out more here.

Linton – Sharing is Caring Dementia Group

A group of local people supporting those caring for loved ones with dementia with in-person meet-ups and a Whatsapp group. Based in Linton but people in surrounding villages are welcome too. Find out more here.

Melbourn – Carers Café

Held once a month at Melbourn Hub, the Carers Café is a space for carers to have a coffee and a chat with a member of Meridian Primary Care Network’s Personalised Care Team, to seek support and advice, and to share experiences with other carers. Find out more here.

Meldreth & Melbourn – Memory Café

The Meldreth and Melbourn Memory Café is an opportunity for those living with dementia or memory loss (and their carers) to get together, enjoy afternoon tea and socialise. Held in Meldreth & Melbourn but not just for local residents, find out more here.

Over – Over Day Centre

Over Day Centre is a purpose-built care facility with qualified staff providing a safe, friendly environment for older people & those living with memory loss in South Cambridgeshire. It provides professional care, social interaction, recreation and friendship. Located in Over, but if you can provide your own transport anyone in South Cambs can attend (there’s a minibus for residents of Bar Hill, Longstanton, Over, Swavesey and Willingham). Find out more here.

Over – Lunch Club at Over Day Centre

The Lunch Club at Over Day Centre is an opportunity for older people to get together and share a delicious two course meal on a Monday. Held in Over, but not just for local residents, find out more here.

Over – Memory Café

Held on the fourth Saturday of the month, this volunteer-run event provides a welcoming, safe and comfortable space with a mix of music, singing, poetry readings, activities & talks for people living with memory loss and their companions. Held in Over, but not just for local residents, find out more here.

Royston – Movement for Memory

Free, gentle dance-based sessions for people living with memory loss or cognitive impairment, led by Imagination Dance CIC. Held in Royston but not just for local residents, find out more here.

Royston – Rotary Memory Café

The Rotary Memory Café is an opportunity for those living with dementia or memory loss (and their carers) to get together, enjoy refreshments, attend informal talks and socialise. Held in Royston but not just for local residents, find out more here.

Swavesey – Club Vintage

Club Vintage meets every week to enable older people to get out of the house, socialise, learn new things and take part in gentle exercise. Everyone is welcome, including people with dementia and their carers. Held in Swavesey but not just for local residents, find out more here.

Swavesey – Love to Move Dementia-Friendly Exercise

Love to Move is a chair-based dementia-friendly exercise programme developed by the British Gymnastics Foundation. As well as exercise, there’s a social aspect too – every session has a tea break for refreshments and chat. Held in Swavesey as part of Club Vintage, find out more here.

Willingham – Memory Box Café

The Memory Box Café  is an opportunity for those living with dementia or memory loss (and their carers) to get together, enjoy refreshments and socialise alongside singing and musical activities. Held in Willingham but not just for local residents, find out more here.

 

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