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New Sports Reminiscence Group comes to Yateley

01/08/2017

Starting in SEPTEMBER:  Free Weekly Sporting Memories Network Group held at the Hampshire Lakes Retirement Village in Yateley every Tuesday 2.00 -4.00 pm

 

Sporting Memories Network groups support older people, predominately isolated men living with dementia, depression or loneliness, providing memories of great games, sporting legends and marvelous victories but also the friendships made and the sense of community that playing or watching sports brings. Talking about sporting events and cultures of the time helps to give people their identity back and reconnect them to the people and generations around them.

The Groups are structured in 2 halves with the 1st half based around sporting reminiscence, half time refreshments and the 2nd half being inclusive physical activities.

Criteria

  • Self-referral
  • Sports based group
  • For Over 50 years old
  • Predominately for Men living with conditions of Depression, Dementia, loneliness or Isolation
  • Early on set Dementia – People must be able to self care
  • Carers welcome to stay and join in or sit in another part of the venue
  • Referral form to be completed with the group facilitator at the first session
  • £1 weekly Subs to cover Prizes and activities

Note: The volunteers who run the groups are trained to facilitate reminiscence activities but are not trained care staff.

For more information please contact Angie Mills-Curtis – Area Project Coordinator on

Tel: 07563117116, email angie@sportingmemoriesnetwork.com or call the Hampshire Lakes Wellness Centre staff on 01252 864590

 www.sportingmemoriesnetwork.com

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