Dementia Friends

We are proud to be a dementia friendly council

Memory Cafe, Ollerton

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: 4th Monday of every month, 1pm-3pm

Oasis Cafe
Life Spring's Cafe
Sherwood Drive
New Ollerton
NG22 9PP

Terry Bell 01623 862478 

Newark Dementia Carers Group

The purpose of the group is to provide a local group to local people who are affected by dementia and other memory loss conditions.

Newark Dementia Carers Group aims to reduce social isolation by coming together to share experiences, challenges and to help effect social change.

They provide a safe, non-judgemental space where members can share, listen and be listened to.

Activities include:

  • Boccia
  • Photography
  • Organised days out
  • Twice yearly dances

Coming soon:

  • Archery
  • Skittles
  • Armchair exercises

These are all voluntary and are enjoyed by both carers and those affected by dementia.

Meetings take place on the last Tuesday of every month from 10.30am to 12.30pm at Flowserve Sports & Social Club. 

Contact us

Ken Daubney: / 01636 702577

Come along to one of our Boccia sessions at the indoor Bowls Centre at Newark Showground. Mostly held on a Wednesday 2pm to 4.30pm.

Or why not come along to 'Time Out' entertainment afternoon. This is usually held on the first Monday of every month 1.30pm to 4pm. Check Venue with either contact number above. 

Southwell Memory Cafe - Alzheimer's Society

For people with dementia and their carers.

Meetings: Last Friday of the month 10:30am - 12:30pm

Kings Court
NG25 0EL

Balderton Dementia Cafe 

Alzheimers Society Meeting
Third Tuesday of every month from 10.30am to 12.30pm
The Salvation Army, Mead Way, Balderton, NG24 3GA

Please contact us on 01159 343800 or email to book a place. 

Active Minds in Edwinstowe

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 – Carers £2.00 for lunch (first session £2.00 only to cover lunch cost)


Singing For The Brain 

Singing For The Brain brings people with dementia and their carers together in a friendly, fun and social enviroment. 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. 

Please contact us on 01159 343 800 to book a place.

The Salvation Army, Church Centre, Mead Way,
Balderton, Newark NG24 3GA Friday

Dementia Information Service - Newark CVS

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 

01636 679 539


Forget-Me-Nots, Tuxford

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
NG22 0NG

Contact: Beverley Pottinger:

How we support local groups

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 Dementia Carers Group with their spring flowers silk paintings

Contact us

Newark and Sherwood District Council
Castle House
Great North Road
NG24 1BY

01636 650000


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