Weekly Support group for people with mild to moderate dementia
Sheffield Mind are pleased to announce that they will be running a weekly dementia Tea Room for people living with mild to moderate dementia in Sheffield.
The sessions, starting April 29th 2019, will be held every Monday 1:30- 3:30pm at their Wellbeing Centre on Sharrow Lane. The tea rooms will be facilitated by trained staff and volunteers and will include reminiscence activities and events designed to stimulate memory, encourage social interaction and reduce loneliness and isolation.
Carers and family members will be welcomed and encouraged to take part in the sessions.
Project coordinator Steph Brown said ‘This service has so much value and potential as there are limited services available for people living with dementia in this area of Sheffield. We aim to concentrate on the positive aspects of the person, using creative approaches to help individuals reconnect with self and others. We intend for the tea room to provide an inclusive and welcoming environment where people can express themselves, come to terms with their diagnosis, reminisce and interact with others. I think this is a great opportunity to bring our community together, challenge stigma around dementia and create a dementia friendly younger generation in Sheffield.
We are looking for younger volunteers to support the project who we will nurture and train, in the hope to provide an intergenerational hub of support, inclusion and hope. I am looking forward to meeting new people who want to come to the tea room so I can plan and tailor activities around their lives, experiences and preferences. We want to give people with dementia a voice and provide opportunities for them to share, connect and reflect.”