The Dementia Information Service supports people with Dementia (or memory problems they do not need a formal diagnosis) and their carers, friends and relatives to get relevant information when they need it.
People can discuss their needs over the telephone, face to face or via email. They can be signposted and referred to other relevant services. Information is provided on all aspects of memory problems, be it understanding their diagnosis or the more practical aspects of day to day living with memory problems.
Any agency or individual can refer to the Dementia Information Service.
Dementia Information Officer available on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Castle House Great North Road Newark Notts NG241BY
Active Minds is a support group for people living with and early diagnosis of dementia and anyone who is concerned about their memory. Participants are actively involved in the running of the group and will design, deliver and develop a space where they can socialise and chat with likeminded people.
With the assistance and support of Edwinstowe United Community Association we will liaise with public and voluntary sector to gain vital information as required, (e.g. housing, benefits etc). Members plan and engage in stimulating activities that are meaningful to them to lead active and fulfilling lives, promote social inclusion and encourage maximum independence. Having lunch together is an important part of our meetings. Partners and carers are welcome.
The group meets at The Old Station, High Street, Edwinstowe, NG21 9HS Every Monday 10am to 2pm
Cost £6 including lunch or carers £2.00 for lunch (first session £2.00 only to cover lunch cost)
Balderton Dementia Cafe
This is an Alzheimers Society Meeting held on the third Tuesday of every month from 10.30am to 12.30pm
For older people worried about their memory or with a diagnosis of dementia and families and carers, or anyone who is feeling lonely in Tuxford and surrounding area. Open to people in Bassetlaw and Newark and Sherwood. Variety of activities, a light lunch and coffee, tea and biscuits. Members without a carer must be able to look after themselves.
£5 charge for lunch, refreshments and activities. The venues have level access, meetings are on the ground floor and there are wheelchair-accessible toilets. There are induction/hearing loop system
Meetings: Tuesdays and Fridays 12pm-3.30pm
The Beeches Community Centre Birch Court Tuxford Newark NG22 0NG
For people affected by Alzheimer's disease and other dementias in Ollerton and the surrounding villages. The group offers a friendly, welcoming and relaxed atmosphere. There is a varied programme of activities including arts and crafts, boccia, games, quizzes and music.
Meetings are on the 4th Monday of every month, 1pm to 3pm
Oasis Cafe Life Spring's Cafe Sherwood Drive New Ollerton Newark Nottinghamshire NG22 9PP
Terry Bell 01623 862478
Singing for Memory
For one hour each month members of Newark Dementia Carers Group and residents of Gladstone House have a lovely sing-long together enjoying songs from the 60’s, music hall tunes, jazz, camp fire songs and other well-known family favourites!
The initiative is organised by the fabulous Ken Daubney who chairs the Newark Dementia Carers Group and everyone is welcome to attend and join in.
Singing for Memory takes place on the second Friday of each month and the next session is on Friday 12 July at 2.30pm at Gladstone House in Newark (next to the new Leisure Centre). Entrance is free with a donation towards refreshments please.
Paul Connor from Lincoln is always in fine voice and leads the singing with encouraging chatter between the songs aimed at helping the singers to enjoy a trip down memory lane.
Singing for the Brain
Singing for the Brain brings people with dementia and their carers together in a friendly, fun and social environment.
Based around the principles of music therapy, the stimulating sessions include vocal warm-up and singing a wide variety of familiar and new songs. The sessions run once every three weeks at six different locations across the county and are free of charge.
At the Salvation Army Church Centre, Mead Way Balderton, NG24 3GA.
Sessions are on Fridays once an month 11am to 12.30pm and are free
We have supported local dementia groups with a programme of creative activities including crafts, painting, photography and clay workshops. Also with fun health and fitness activities including boccia and seated exercise.
In March 2017 local artist Kerry O'Brien designed spring flower silks for the Newark Dementia Carers group. It was a lovely morning of painting and creativity for all involved, followed by a fish and chips lunch.
Newark and Sherwood District Council Castle House Great North Road Newark Notts NG24 1BY