Dementia Action Week (20 to 26 May 2019)

unites people, workplaces, schools and communities to take action and improve the lives of people living with dementia.

Dinning4Dementia

Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 May 2019

Comptoir Libanais, 52 Poland St, Soho, W1F 7NQ            

Dementia Action Week’s Dining4Dementia is Alzheimer’s Society’s new campaign which aims to raise awareness that with the right support and small adjustments many people with dementia can contribute and be included in the workplace and lead the lives they choose. Comptoir Libanais restaurant is offering people with dementia the opportunity to volunteer for a short shift, front of house, buddying up with restaurant staff, during the first weekend of Dementia Action Week (Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 May).

For more information about Dining4Dementia email the Alzheimer’s Society on [email protected]

Keep on Moving

Wednesday 22 May 2019, 2.15pm to 3.15pm

Penfold Community Hub, 60 Penfold Street, NW8 8PJ

Exercise class with physical and mental stimulation. This session is aimed at Westminster residents with some memory loss or living with dementia and their carers. Refreshments provided. This must be booked in advance. Call 0203 8152012 to book.

Cost: Free

Westminster Dementia Action Alliance AGM

Thursday 23 May 2019

Westminster City Hall, Lord Mayor’s Parlour, 64 Victoria Street, SW1E 6QP

An open event for anyone who is interested in building a dementia friendly Westminster. Includes speakers, networking opportunities and refreshments. Contact Julie for more information [email protected] or 020 7321 2702

Minibus trip to Kew Gardens

Thursday 23 May 2019

Penfold Community Hub, 60 Penfold Street, NW8 8PJ

Enjoy a trip to Kew Gardens.  The fee of £9 covers transport, entry and all-day pass on the land train. Booking is essential, please call: 0203 815 2012

Cost: £9

A World in a Suitcase

Friday 24 May 2019, 10.30am to 12.30pm

Penfold Community Hub, 60 Penfold Street, NW8 8PJ

Making use of an I-Pad to create a suitcase of memories.  I-Pads are available or you are welcome to bring your own.  This session is aimed at Westminster residents with some memory loss or living with dementia and their carers. Refreshments provided. This must be booked in advance. Call 0203 8152012 to book.

Cost: Free

Ongoing events

Dance for Dementia

Free dance session, followed by refreshments. Wear loose clothing.

Every Monday, 10.15am to 12.15pm.

Rambert, 99 Upper Ground, SE1 9PP.

Contact Katie on 020 8630 0615 or [email protected].

Singing for the Mind

Regular singing event for people enrolled in the group.

Every Thursday, 2pm to 4pm.

28 St John’s Wood Road, London NW8 7HA.

For more information and to apply please contact Mary Rossiter on 020 7286 5181 or [email protected].

Music for the Moment

Concerts in partnership with the Royal Academy of Music and Westminster Arts.

St Marylebone Parish Church, 17 Marylebone Rd, London, NW1 5LT.

Arrive at 2.30pm for tea and cake, 3pm to 4pm concert.

No need to book, just turn up. For more information call Kathryn at Westminster Arts on 020 7321 2702.

Sporting Reminiscence

Second Tuesday of every month (except July and September, due to test matches) from 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

Lord’s Cricket Ground, Grace Entrance, St. John’s Wood Road, NW8 8QN

Free to attend but booking is essential. To book call Yvonne on 0207 616 8589.

InMind

Tea and conversation about art works.

Find dates and further information at Royal Academy.

Royal Academy, Burlington House, Piccadilly, W1J 0BD

£3 (free to RA Friends, carers and companions). Contact 020 7300 5839 or [email protected].

Hymns and Pimms

Come together to share friendship, singing and refreshment.

Last Tuesday of each month from 3pm to 4pm.

Grosvenor Chapel, 24 South Audley Street, W1K 2PA.

No need to book, just turn up (suggested donation of £4). Call 020 7499 1684 for more information.