Milford on Sea Dementia Action Group are preparing to launch a twice monthly Reminiscence session to be held at the Community Centre on the second and fourth Thursday of the month between 10.30am and midday, commencing on the 14th January 2016.
The sessions will be lead by Richard Tuck who until recently was providing this popular gathering across the New Forest for Alzheimer's Society.
Unfortunately lack of future funding meant these enjoyable groups ended in October at which time Milford on Sea Dementia Action Group stepped in. Chair of the group Jane Rowlatt commented "we recognise the great benefits reminiscence and memories bring to people living with Dementia their relatives and carers we are committed to ensuring as a Dementia Friendly Community the continued development of the reminiscence groups " We wish to thank Milford on Sea Arts and Music Festival for funding this fantastic initiative in the village.
Richard Tuck added " During my time running these Reminiscence groups I have witnessed the great benefit to both the group members with Dementia and interestingly their relatives and carers - some of whom attend the sessions and are able to participate in interesting topics - at another group we saw the spouses and carers gather during the session for a relaxing coffee and chat in a nearby coffee shop where they were able to share there experiences and gain valuable support from those around them".
For further details of the initiative do call Richard Tuck on 01590 719341 or email firstname.lastname@example.org he will be happy to answer any questions and welcome new members to the group in the new year."