The following events and weekly sessions in Westminster during December are designed for people with some memory loss or in the early stages of dementia, and their carers.
Wednesday 2 December 2.30-4.30pm: Westminster Memory Café South. Nature Through Sensory Experience. Victoria Medical Centre, 29 Upper Tachbrook Street, SW1V1SN. No need to book, just turn up! For more info call Terezie on 07540 502 379
Monday 7 December V&A 1pm-3pm: Art and Expression at the V&A, Craft/Making/Practical session led by Tania Batzoglou, Learning Centre, Third Floor, Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington SW7 2RL (located in Kensington but open to Westminster residents), must book in advance through Age UK – Anna Sadler, 0208 960 8137 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday 8 December 1pm-3pm: Christmas Celebration at Lord’s, free to attend but booking essential, call Yvonne on 0207 616 8589, Lord’s Cricket Ground, Grace Entrance, St. John’s Wood Road.
Monday 14 December 11am-12.30pm: In Mind session at Royal Academy of Arts, tea & coffee and conversation about artworks. Burlington House, Piccadilly. Tickets £3 (free to Friends of the RA and carers & companions), must be booked in advance, to book call 020 7300 5839 or email email@example.com
Wednesday 16 December 2.30pm-4.30pm: Westminster Memory Café North: Christmas Party! 42 Westbourne Park Road, London W25PH, no need to book, just turn up. For info call Terezie on 07540 502 379
Tuesday 22 December 3pm-4.30pm: Hymns and Pimms. For people living with dementia and those who care for them: come share friendship, singing and refreshment. Grosvenor Chapel, 24 South Audley Street W1K 2PA, no need to book, just turn up! Suggested donation £4 020 7499 1684
Thursdays, weekly, 2-4pm: Singing for the Brain®, 28 St John’s Wood Road, London NW8 7HA. Regular singing event for people who are enrolled in the group. For more information and to apply to be a participant please contact Mary Rossiter on 020 7286 5181, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW!! Fridays, weekly starting on 22 January 2016 3.15-5.15pm: Singing for the Brain®, 42 Westbourne Park Road, London W25PH. 12 sessions until 8 April. Open group – confirm attendance with Emily on 020 8563 0001 or 07725 215526 or Emily.email@example.com
(List compiled by Kathryn Gilfoy Westminster Arts’ Resonate programme, and Westminster Dementia Adviser Terezie Holmerova. Correct as to 1 December 2015)