New Alzheimer’s activity group starting up in Sleaford

A new activity group is starting in Sleaford for people with Alzheimer's disease. EMN-150610-150234001
A new activity group is starting in Sleaford for people with Alzheimer's disease. EMN-150610-150234001

New activity groups for people with dementia are being launched by Alzheimer’s Society in Lincoln and Sleaford this month.

The free groups will provide a social atmosphere that aims to help people with dementia keep physically and mentally active as well as helping people express themselves. People who attend will be able to take part in a range of activities including indoor golf, table top gardening and light exercise.

The Lincoln group will meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at the Moorland Centre Meeting Room from 1pm – 3pm from October 14 while the Sleaford group will meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at St Denys’ Church Hall from 1pm – 3pm from October 7.

Louise Roberts from Alzheimer’s Society in Lincolnshire said: “We’re really excited to be launching these new groups in Sleaford and Lincoln. Activity groups can make a huge difference to people’s sense of wellbeing, helping people keep fit, have fun and socialise.

“There are 11,000 people with dementia in Lincolnshire, but with the right support people can often live well with the condition for a number of years.”

As well as activity groups Alzheimer’s Society in Lincolnshire has a number of services including Dementia Cafes, Singing for the Brain groups and a Dementia Family Support Service which provides information.

For more information, visit alzheimers.org.uk/localinfo or call Louise Roberts on 07734 778477.