Dementia/Alzheimer’s Groups here at Parson Cross Forum

Parson Cross Forum delivers two
fantastic Dementia/Alzheimer’s activity groups 

We now run 2 fabulous *free Dementia/Alzheimer’s groups here at Parson Cross Forum. We have our JABADAO group that runs every Monday 1pm till 2pm and a new Memory Cafe that runs on a Tuesday 9.30am till 11.30am (term time only).  Both groups are a great community activity for people with dementia and their families.

The JABADAO project is a Creative Communication group aimed specifically for people with mid to late stage Dementia/Alzheimer’s. It is free to attend and is run by a Co-ordinator and volunteers, we work to improve the lives of people living with Dementia/Alzheimer’s and their carers.

The group is an hour of fun and laughter using movement as the shared language. Both standing, but mostly seated in chairs, we us lots of beautiful props to enable everyone to join in – in their own unique, full-bodied, wholehearted way. Staff and volunteer are trained to engage with every member no matter how frail or how boisterous and have fantastic relationships with all the people who attend.

Carers are welcome to join in the activity or have a cuppa and a chat with others.  You may like to share experiences or even just sit and read a newspaper for an hour, the choice is yours!

Our new Memory Cafe is funded through the People Keeping Well in their Community Partnership and SOAR and is aimed at encouraging participants with early/mid stage memory loss to socialise & network with others. Participants and carers come along and purchase a light breakfast using the cafe facilities, such as tea, coffee, juice, toast, toasted tea cakes, buttered scones, sausage or bacon sandwiches. They then participate in an hour’s free activity, which vary’s each week, such as singing for the brain, dancing, arts and crafts, bingo, animal encounter and light exercise.

The group also has occasional speakers who come along to talk about memory loss and services available throughout the City.

Places must be booked for our free JABADAO, but you can just turn up for the Memory Cafe (term time only). If you would like to know more about either of our projects or would like to book a place for our JABADAO group then give us a call on 0114 3279727 or email louisec@pxforum.org.

Below is a link to a short film we had made at a recent celebration event for our Dementia Group, hope you enjoy watching it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oya-IZvxR0Q&feature=youtu.be

*FREE the activity is free for both groups, however you can purchase breakfast at the Memory Cafe – this is not included.