Dementia Friendly sessions

Award-winning Dementia Friendly Sessions

People living with Dementia and their carers know the things they are finding difficult, and our sessions, such as ‘Together Tuesday’, provides a much-needed respite from some of their daily challenges by focusing on positives memories and offering people opportunities to take part in activities which they are actually able to do and enjoy.

Our Together programme at Hadleigh and Haverhill

We welcome those living with dementia and their friends, family and carers to our Together sessions.

  • Spend time together or apart in a supportive environment
  • Socialise with others over a cuppa and a biscuit
  • Quizzes, word searches and crosswords
  • Chair based exercise optional
  • Arts, crafts, poetry, music, games and much more

To offer variety, there is a themed programme for each week and you can see the programme timetable further down this page.

Winners of the 2019 UK Active, Healthy Communities Award
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Together Tuesdays is back at hadleigh!

Tuesdays 14:00-15:30
Hadleigh Pool and Leisure

Obviously, you will notice some changes, however, there will still be the same welcoming faces helping you enjoy our time together.

There will be the weekly quiz, word searches and crosswords to do and of course, tea/coffee, biscuits and conversation.

There will also be an optional weekly Chair Based Exercise session within the above session.

Please note pre-booking is now essential via the button below.

Cost:
£3.10 with an Inspire Card
£4.10 without an Inspire Card

Read more about the Inspire Card

Jill armchair exercise
dementia group games

TOGETHER WEDNESDAYS AT HAVERHILL

New to Haverhill
Wednesdays 14:00-15:30

There will be the weekly quiz, word searches and crosswords to do and of course, tea/coffee, biscuits and conversation.

There will also be an optional weekly Chair Based Exercise session within the above session.

Cost:
£3.10 with an Inspire Card
£4.10 without an Inspire Card

Together programme at Hadleigh and Haverhill

18 or 19 May – Dementia Action Week – local partners and services
25 or 26 May – Bingo
1 or 2 June – Sporting Memories Thinking and Doing
8 or 9 June – Guess the song
15 or 16 June – Flowers for your table
22 or 23 June – Guess which one is me
29 or 30 June – Activate the senses
6 or 7 July – Sport Memories Thinking and Doing
13 or 14 July – It’s all about food
20 or 21 July – Strawberry Tea

flower arranging

CONTACT US

Together Tuesdays Contact details:

For more information or help to book.

T: 01284 757473
E. Jill Mason  jill.mason@acleisure.com

Together Wednesdays Contact details:

For more information or help to book.

T. 01284 757473
E. Charlie Potter charlie.potter@acleisure.com

Covid safe Changes we've made - What to expect
  • You must pre-book online via the button above or call 01284 757473, as numbers are limited.
  • Swipe in at reception (we’ll provide a membership card)
  • Hand sanitise on arrival.
    The layout of the room will be slightly different, and the activities offered are with people’s safety in mind.
  • Please wear a face mask on arrival (unless exempt) and when moving around the centre but not when seated.
  • Once in the room, you will be asked to socially distance unless you are a couple or the other person is part of your ‘bubble’.

VOLUNTEERS

We are always looking for volunteers to help the sessions at both Hadleigh and Haverhill and you do not need to commit to every week.

If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering, please contact us

T. 07950 891299
E. Charlie Potter charlie.potter@acleisure.com

Hadleigh Dementia Action Alliance (HDAA)

 

The Hadleigh Dementia Action Alliance formed in 2014 with the aim of becoming the first Town in Suffolk to be recognised as working towards a Dementia Friendly Community. This was formally acknowledged by the Alzheimer’s Society in February 2015.

Our action plan was created out of research with people living with or caring for someone living with dementia with an aim to understanding how the community can support others to live well with dementia in Hadleigh.

Our community research tells us that there are 173 people registered with dementia in Hadleigh and with greater understanding and support as a community we aim to help others to live well with dementia.

Join the Alliance now, everyone has something to offer.

Email: hadleighdementiafriends@acleisure.com

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