Bristol Dementia Meeting Centre | Spring Update

Hear from our lovely Bristol Dementia Meeting Centre Manager, Sally, on what the group has been up to this quarter.

Making A Difference

Members and carers worked together to create products to sell at our fabulous Spring Fundraising Bazaar earlier in March. Our mini social enterprise group helped us raise a whopping £320, with the day being a roaring success by all accounts. Really enjoying the chance to give something back to their local community, our members have really enjoyed events like this – not only helping to strengthen feelings of inclusion but helping others to realise that the group have so much to offer too! Members have also helped to prepare lunch tables, set up activities and attend to re-cycling duties – keeping our Centre tidy and supporting independent living skills at the same time.

Getting Out and About

The benefits of fresh air and exercise cannot be over emphasised! Our members love visiting old haunts and places that hold special memories. Our visit to Bristol’s historic harbour provided members with an opportunity to see how the city has changed and make an emotional connection to former times in their lives that they might have forgotten. It enables them to maintain and develop their personal identity.

Maintaining Strength and Balance

We know that keeping physically active can help reduce falls. Making exercise enjoyable, has been key to getting everyone involved. Seated dance-style exercise sessions, balloon tennis, and ball skills have been very popular and have helped members improve co-ordination, stay active and above all have fun!

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