Dementia Clubs

Our weekly Kingfisher dementia clubs are held in various locations in North Hertfordshire.

We make a charge of £15.00 to attend a Kingisher dementia club and in addition to fun and varied activities the cost includes a hearty two-course lunch, provided by Hertfordshire Independent Living Services, as well as tea and biscuits throughout the day.

Kingfisher Club Official opening Macfadyen Webb House, Letchworth Macfadyen Webb House residents, Howard Cottage staff, Nutritionists Helen Rae and Kingfisher Club members mark the opening of our newest club in April 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday

The club is run by Sue Williams, one of our sheltered scheme managers, at the Kingfisher Court sheltered accommodation scheme in Southern Way, Letchworth Garden City

Tuesday

The  club is run by Tracy Maynard, one of our sheltered scheme managers, at Nightingale House, Hitchin.  Although the Hitchin club is currently fully subscribed  we're operating a waiting list.

Wednesday

The club is run by Siobhan Wilsher who is also one of our sheltered scheme managers, at Baldock Community Centre.

Thursday

The Club is run by Rachel Horne, who is also our Home Support Officer, at Macfadyen Webb House sheltered accomodation scheme in Norton Way North, Letchworth Garden City

 

Helen Cairns, Community Investment Manager at Howard Cottage, says: “Dementia can be very isolating, both for the person with the condition and for their carer. We wanted to be able to provide a service that would improve their quality of life. Our clubs enable local people with dementia to spend a day doing fun activities designed to stimulate the brain and encourage movement. It also provides carers with a welcome break from their responsibilities, because they know their loved ones will be in a safe place and having a good time.”

All of our Dementia Club Coordinator’s, ensure there are always plenty of things for members to do, from painting and sculpture to chair exercises. She said: “Many of our activities tap into club members’ long-term memory. Last week, for example, we had a theme day based on what it was like to grow up during the ‘30s and ‘40s. They had a lot of fun, reminiscing about their favourite childhood games.”

The dementia club receives some funding from Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation and from Public Health through Helen Rae, our Active Communities partner. 

We are keen to welcome new members from the local area to the Kingfisher Clubs. Most clubs include transport to and from the venue.  For more information on waiting lists or to become a new member, contact our Resident Services Team on 01462 683307 or email helen.cairns@howard-cottage.co.uk